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Crowley to supply containerised LNG to Puerto Rico based company

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Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced that its LNG service group has won a multi-year contract to supply containerised LNG from the US mainland to Molinos de Puerto Rico, which is the Caribbean arm of Ardent Mills LLC – a leading supplier of flour, wheat, corn and rice-based food ingredients.

The contract, which was signed by Carib Energy (USA) LLC – a subsidiary of the company – covers both the supply and transportation of LNG. It will be transported in 40 ft ISO containers, authorised by the US Department of Transportation to carry approximately 10 000 gal. of LNG to the company’s shipping terminal in Jacksonville, Florida, US. Once the containers have been delivered to the terminal, they will be loaded onto vessels owned by the company, and shipped to Puerto Rico. Once the cargoes arrive, they will be delivered to the customer’s facility via Crowley’s logistics team in Puerto Rico. Finally, the LNG will regasified and used for power consumption.

The Vice President of Crowley, Greg Buffington, said: “Carib Energy is extremely pleased to be a vital supplier and logistics provider of LNG to Crowley’s long-time liner services customer, Molinos de Puerto Rico.

“Our teams have been working side by side with Molinos, the Caribbean arm of Ardent Mills, assisting with the engineering to utilize the natural gas and also the logistics necessary to accommodate LNG delivery to the Molinos plant. We want to thank Ardent Mills and Molinos for having confidence in Crowley and Carib Energy to allow us to play a pivotal role in supplying a cost-efficient, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly natural gas fuel source for their operations.”

The President of Molinos de Puerto Rico, Jon Stuewe, added: “We appreciate the nearly two years of thoughtful care and planning that have gone into this effort. We also appreciate the additional capabilities and assured ingredient supply made possible by this important alternate fuel source. We are committed to operating across our supply chain with innovative ideas that also deliver a more positive environmental impact.”

Molinos de Puerto Rico will join a number of companies that receive containerised LNG in the country. For instance, Crowley already supplies the fuel to Coca-Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers in Cayey and Club Caribe in Cidra, as well as a major pharmaceutical company.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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