Crowley Maritime Company and Shell Buying and selling (US) Firm have entered right into a memorandum of understanding that goals to assist various vitality options for shoreside and terminal operations. The MOU comes because the maritime business pursues all choices to decrease emissions. It follows on from the 2 corporations’ ongoing joint undertaking to offer lower-carbon gasoline options by designing, constructing and working what would be the largest LNG bunker barge within the U.S. East Coast.
Topic to future agreements, Shell will look to assist Crowley’s growth of lower-emissions options for a shoreside charging station on the Port of San Diego, the place Crowley’s eWolf, the primary all-electric U.S. ship help tug, will start service in 2023.
“We’re happy to increase our scope of labor with Shell, a trusted companion whose commitments carry international influence, as we proceed on our sustainability journey,” mentioned Paul Manzi, vice chairman, Crowley Delivery. “Collectively, we look ahead to making important strides to scale back international emissions, innovating our vessels and gear and progressing in direction of net-zero whereas delivering worth and efficiency for purchasers.”
“We acknowledge that the world is within the midst of an vitality transition, and we’re working arduous to play our half,” mentioned Maarten Poort, normal supervisor of Shell Delivery & Maritime Americas. “We’re happy with the connection now we have with Crowley and are excited in regards to the alternatives now we have to assist them on their decarbonization journey.”
Underneath this MOU, Shell and Crowley are persevering with to look extra broadly at how they’ll collectively develop sustainable options throughout the U.S. maritime sector, presumably together with lower-emissions vessels and know-how at ports throughout the West, Gulf and East Coast areas and electrification and net-zero options at terminals.