Crowley Maritime unit cleared to ship Canadian LNG to Alaska

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

The renewable, two-year import and export licenses now allow the company to import up to 2.12 billion cubic feet of LNG via truck in 10,700-gallon ISO tanks or in bulk via ocean-going vessels.

"This approval is an important step in expanding Crowley's capability to provide LNG for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska markets, building on the company's existing service offerings in the region," said Crowley's Matt Sievert, director of business development for LNG.

"It's exciting for many of our commercial and industrial customers because the availability of LNG has been very limited in the past, and it's another opportunity for us to prove that we're a total solutions provider in the energy and logistics industries," Sievert added.

The company is now working to secure long-term, 25-year licences with the Canadian and US regulators.

At the same time, Crowley said it was actively monitoring the development of Alaska LNG supply projects, which would be a closer source to the Alaska interior markets.

"From the sourcing and transportation, to the delivery into the equipment, the entire LNG supply chain will be seamless for Crowley's industrial or commercial customers," the company explained.

"The transportation from Canadian-based liquefaction facilities to customers' storage units will be managed by Crowley's logistics experts, coordinating over-the-road transportation and shipping via barge to Alaska,” the company said.