Eagle LNG marked a sequence of firsts when it fueled the 7,500-car provider SIEM Aristotle from its Talleyrand LNG Bunker Station on the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) in Jacksonville, Fla. It was the primary time SIEM has refueled the vessel from a landside bunkering facility and the primary ship that Eagle LNG refueled of that dimension from the bunkering facility.

SIEM Aristotle is the primary deep-sea pure automobile, truck provider (PCTC) outfitted with dual-fuel engines, designed to function on LNG and marine gasoline oil (MGO). The 199.9m lengthy by 38m beam vessel is supplied with a MAN B&W 7S60 ME-C GI engine with 12,614 kW output, leading to very financial and environment friendly operation.

The 7,500-car vessel and its sister ship, SIEM Confucius, are on a devoted service to Volkswagen Group Logistics, transporting Volkswagen Group Providers’ automobiles inter-coastally between Emden in Germany, the USA’ East and Gulf Coasts and Mexico. SIEM is the deep-sea pioneer in using LNG to cut back carbon emissions and the environmental footprint within the automotive logistics chain.

“Jacksonville continues to paved the way with inventive infrastructure options to ship this gasoline,” mentioned Matthew Fisher, Eagle LNG’s Vice President.

On this voyage, the SIEM Aristotle navigated upriver to the Talleyrand Terminal using the ability of JAXPORT’s pilots and tugs making certain it safely handed underneath the Dames Level Bridge. As this was the primary time SIEM had fueled on the facility, the U.S. Coast Guard inspected the ship and shoreside compatibility to make sure that the operation was performed safely and easily. Essential to the success of the operation have been the expert and devoted  marine professionals in Jacksonville, together with Eagle LNG’s operators and numerous port workers.

“Our trendy and eco-friendly fleet helps cut back emissions whereas maximizing effectivity,” Jeffrey Campbell, SIEM Automotive Carriers’ President, mentioned. “We’re delighted to companion with different pioneers within the transfer to LNG as a marine gasoline. The transfer to cut back emissions whereas offering world-class service speaks nicely of the availability and logistics chain that features Volkswagen, Eagle LNG, Crowley and JAXPORT — all of whom are committing vital sources within the transition to cleaner fuels.”

The popularity of Jacksonville and JAXPORT as a significant LNG bunkering hub continues to develop in significance as further LNG bunkering choices develop whereas creating an anchor Port for different areas alongside the U.S. East Coast. JAXPORT is among the nation’s high vehicle-handling ports and the one U.S. East Coast port providing on-dock and close to dock LNG fueling.

“This milestone is one other evolution within the development of Jacksonville’s LNG capabilities,” reviews Eric Inexperienced, JAXPORT Chief Government Officer. “Our JAXPORT companions have invested greater than a billion {dollars} in LNG developments all through the area, making Jacksonville well-positioned to serve the rising clear gasoline wants of our prospects across the globe.”

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