Crowley and Shell sign Memorandum of Understanding on maritime decarbonization


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Subject to future agreements, Shell will seek to support Crowley’s development of low-emissions solutions for an onshore charging station at the Port of San Diego.

Crowley Maritime Corporation and Shell Trading (US) Company have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding which aims to support alternative energy solutions for shore and terminal operations. The MOU comes as the marine industry pursues all options to reduce emissions. It follows the two companies’ ongoing joint project to provide low-carbon fuel solutions by designing, building and operating what will be the largest LNG bunker barge on the US East Coast.

Subject to future agreements, Shell will seek to support Crowley’s development of low-emission solutions for an onshore charging station at Port of San Diego, where is crowley ewolf, the first all-electric ship-support tug in the United States, will enter service in 2023.

“We are delighted to expand our reach with Shell, a trusted partner whose commitments have a global impact, as we continue our sustainability journey,” said Paul Manzi, Vice President of Crowley Shipping. . “Together, we look forward to making meaningful progress in reducing global emissions, innovating our vessels and equipment, and moving towards net zero while delivering value and performance to customers.”

“We recognize that the world is in the midst of an energy transition, and we are working hard to play our part,” said Maarten Poort, managing director of Shell Shipping & Maritime Americas. “We are proud of the relationship we have with Crowley and are excited about the opportunities we have to support them on their decarbonization journey.”

As part of this memorandum of understanding, Shell and Crowley continue to explore more broadly how they can jointly develop sustainable solutions in the U.S. maritime sector, possibly including low-emission ships and technologies in ports in the regions of west, gulf and east coast and electrification and net-zero solutions at terminals.


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