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TOTE carries out LNG bunkering operation at Jacksonville port

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TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico has released a statement claiming that it has successfully carried out an LNG bunkering operation on the containership, MV Isla Bella. 12 TOTE LNG ISO containers transferred approximately 100 000 gal. of the fuel while the vessel underwent cargo operations.

A transfer skid, which has been developed by Applied Cryogenics Technologies (ACT), was used to transfer the LNG, and allowed four ISO tanks to be transferred at once.

JAX LNG LLC, a partner of TOTE, sourced the LNG from AGL Resources’ facility in Macon, Georgia, US. Genox Transportation, meanwhile, transported the LNG to Jacksonville, US. Expertise in LNG transfer was provided by a subsidiary of AGL, Pivotal LNG. TOTE Services Inc. (TSI), TOTE’s sister company, oversaw the operation both onshore and ship-side.

Tim Nolan, the President of Tote Maritime Puerto Rico, said: “We are very pleased with the results of this initial LNG bunker event and know that the use of LNG in our Marlin Class vessels will provide unprecedented environmental benefits both here in Jacksonville and in Puerto Rico.

“We are indebted to USCG Sector Jacksonville for their diligent oversight and assistance that was invaluable and helped make this event a success. Our partners ACT, Pivotal LNG and Genox were also major components of our success. Our sister company, TSI, has developed significant expertise in LNG as a Maritime fuel and ensures that our vessels operate safely and efficiently using this environmentally superior fuel.”

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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