Seaside LNG’s bunkering barge, Clean Jacksonville, has completed its first delivery to Carnival’s newest LNG-powered vessel, Carnival Jubilee, as part of a deal revealed last year.
In November, the US firm backed by Houston-based Arroyo Investors entered into a term bunkering agreement with cruise giant Carnival to fuel the first LNG-powered cruise ship to call Galveston, Texas its homeport, Carnival Jubilee.
Germany’s Meyer Werft delivered Carnival Jubilee last month to Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, a unit of Carnival.
According to a statement by Seaside, the first delivery under the contract took place on December 30, 2023, marking the first in port ship-to-ship LNG bunkering delivery not only in Galveston but also along the entire US Gulf Coast.
Seaside’s 2200-cbm Clean Jacksonville was moved from Jacksonville, Florida to operate out of Galveston and serve the Texas Gulf Coast.
Clean Jacksonville has completed more than 350 bunkering operations to date, the firm said.
Seaside bought last year North America’s first LNG bunkering barge, Clean Jacksonville, from Tote Maritime Puerto Rico.
It also took delivery in October of the 5,500-cbm LNG bunkering barge, Clean Everglades, and now has in total three LNG bunkering barges.
Seaside said in the statement that Clean Everglades made its first delivery last week.
The delivery was made to Isla Bella at the TOTE Maritime’s terminal near Jacksonville, Florida.
Seaside said the operation was a regularly scheduled delivery per TOTE’s long-term service contract with Seaside’s maritime transportation company, Polaris New Energy.