Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - April 12, 2022
Crowley and Shell Increase Maritime Decarbonization
Crowley and Shell Trading (US) Company entered into a memorandum of understanding with the aim of supporting alternative energy solutions for the future of shoreside and terminal operations.
Shell will support Crowley’s development of lower emissions solutions for a shoreside charging station at the Port of San Diego, where Crowley’s eWolf, the first all-electric U.S. ship assist tug, will begin service in 2023.
The MOU follows an ongoing joint project that was previously initiated between the companies to provide lower-carbon fuel solutions by designing, building and operating the nation’s largest LNG bunker barge on the U.S. East Coast.
The MOU aligns with Crowley’s commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050 in collaboration with partners.
“We are pleased to expand our scope of work with Shell, a trusted partner whose commitments carry global impact, as we continue on our sustainability journey,” said Paul Manzi, vice president, Crowley Shipping, in a statement. “Together, we look forward to making significant strides to reduce global emissions, innovating our vessels and equipment and progressing towards net zero while delivering value and performance for customers.”
Under this MOU, Shell and Crowley are continuing to look more broadly at how they can jointly develop sustainable solutions across the U.S. maritime sector, possibly including lower emissions vessels and technology at ports across the West, Gulf and East Coast regions and electrification and net zero solutions at terminals.
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