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Port of New Orleans and CLEANCOR team on LNG solutions

At the MOU signing, from left, are Janine Mansour, commercial director, Port NOLA; Jeff Woods, CEO, CLEANCOR; Brandy Christian, president and CEO, Port NOLA; and Richard Teubner, VP, SEACOR
The Port of New Orleans and CLEANCOR Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings, signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on ways to provide LNG fueling to ship operators.

CLEANCOR, an alternative energy company, will work to help provide LNG to port customers and marine operators in Port NOLA’s jurisdiction. The port will provide CLEANCOR with data, logistics expertise, customer contacts, introductions and marketing support.

Toward decarbonization of the marine sector

'Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of low carbon fueling solutions and this constitutes an exciting opportunity to not only advance the region’s first such project, but also to contribute to the decarbonization of the maritime sector,' CLEANCOR CEO Jeff Woods said.

CLEANCOR will work to educate port customers and other local stakeholders on the environmental and financial benefits of LNG bunkering. In collaboration with the port, it will develop options for infrastructure that integrate into Port NOLA’s long-range planning.

Also, CLEANCOR will provide options for LNG bunkering that are compatible with forecasted customer demand and collaborate with the port to obtain federal, state and other authorizations and permits needed.

Incentives for early adopters

And CLEANCOR and Port NOLA will jointly solicit sources of grant funding to help incentivize early adopters and collaborate to share information on infrastructure necessary to support LNG bunkering.

A proposed expansion of the Port NOLA complex with the addition of an international container terminal in St. Bernard Parish opens opportunity for new businesses and industries as well as fuel sources.

Follows Galveston

Another Gulf of Mexico port with cruise operations, Galveston, recently entered into an MOU with Stabilis Solutions to facilitate the use of LNG as a marine fuel.


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