Crowley to launch LNG bunkering at Panama Canal


Global shipping and sustainable energy logistics firm Crowley is proceeding with plans to provide liquified natural gas (LNG) bunkering services on the Pacific side of the Panama Canal.

It was confirmed on Tuesday (24th Oct) that the company had its first permit issued by the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) for its ship-to-ship LNG transfer services. It is hoped these could start as early as 2024.

James Fowler, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Crowley Shipping, believes LNG to be the most practical transitional alternative fuel for maritime shopping. That said, he confirmed that Crowley is strategically growing its LNG bunkering operations across the US.

He continued, “The Panama Canal will become a key location for vessels to take on LNG, and Crowley’s future Panamanian bunkering service will give international ship owners confidence to continue to adopt LNG across their fleets.”

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