Swedish tanker in US LNG bunkering milestone

A dual-fuel vessel owned by Sweden’s Furetank has become the first foreign-flagged vessel to bunker LNG in a US port.

Eagle LNG, owned by the Energy & Minerals Group, delivered the fuel to Fure Ven in the Port of Jacksonville.

This milestone paves the way for more international vessels to bunker at Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), a joint statement said.

The 18,000-dwt vessel transited the St. Johns River on 1 September, calling at JAXPORT’s Talleyrand marine terminal which serves Crowley Maritime.

Eagle LNG transferred 225 metric tonnes of LNG during a seven-hour operation to the vessel from their on-site storage facility.

The tanker carried renewable diesel cargo for Sweden’s petroleum and biofuels firm Preem.

Futhermore, marine firm GAC assisted all parties by broking the LNG fuel and providing ship agency services to the vessel during its voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.

The firm says this was the first time that its bunker fuels division had secured a deal to supply LNG as a marine fuel.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

Delfin plans to take FID on first floating LNG producer in Q2

Delfin Midstream, the developer of a floating LNG export project in the Gulf of Mexico, is expecting to take...

ExxonMobil working on larger Rovuma LNG export project in Mozambique

US energy giant ExxonMobil has boosted the capacity of the planned Rovuma LNG onshore terminal in Mozambique and is...

Mexico Pacific seals another LNG supply deal with Shell

A unit of LNG giant Shell has signed another long-term deal to buy liquefied natural gas from Mexico Pacific,...

More News Like This

TGE Marine wins contract to supply equipment for LNG-powered Vinga tankers

Bonn-based TGE Marine Gas Engineering has secured a contract to provide equipment for nine LNG-powered Vinga tankers Swedish shipowner...

Furetank and Algoma place order for two more LNG-powered tankers in China

Swedish shipowner Furetank and Canada’s Algoma Central have ordered two more LNG-powered tankers at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in...

Furetank sells two LNG-powered tankers to Neste

Swedish shipowner Furetank has sold two of its LNG-powered product tankers to Finnish company Neste. The 17,999-dwt dual-fuel vessels in...

Furetank orders two more LNG-powered tankers in China

Swedish shipowner Furetank said it has ordered another two LNG-powered tankers at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Yangzhou. "This means...