‘The New Energy division is the next evolution in our prioritisation of this market with a singular focus on developing and delivering access and support to more sustainable energy sources to our customers,’ says Crowley Shipping’s SVP and GM, Matt Yacavone.
The company has a 53-year history of supporting the oil and gas industry with its US-flagged vessels, engineering and logistics services, many of which will ‘quickly and easily pivot for the new sector,’ it explained.
Crowley has provided LNG distribution services since 2013, when it acquired Carib Energy LLC, the first company to receive a small-scale LNG export licence from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for LNG transportation from the U.S. into Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries. Since then, the company has expanded its LNG business portfolio to include sourcing and distribution services for industrial and commercial customers, microgrid solutions, engineering services and vessel bunkering services.
Crowley also operates its own LNG-fuelled combination container/roll-on roll-off (ConRo) vessels, which operate weekly in the US mainland to Puerto Rico liner cargo trade. As previously reported by Bunkerspot, in August last year, Eagle LNG marked the 100th LNG bunkering delivery of Crowley’s ConRos from its Talleyrand LNG Bunker Station at Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT).
As offshore wind power projects emerge in the United States, Crowley says it is aiming to be a total lifecycle service provider, providing support which includes turbine transportation, designing industry-specific support vessels, shoreside terminaling and supply chain services from farm construction through to decommissioning.
‘Crowley takes the one-source concept to the next level as a lifecycle service provider,’ said Jeff Andreini, vice president, New Energy division, Crowley.
‘Wind power companies entering the US market have big needs—infrastructure and supply chain just for starters. Because of the newness of the American market, it’s hard for companies to know what they don’t know or will need. Facing this uncertainty, Crowley provides a turnkey supply chain solution for piecing these massive projects together.’