System will be the first of its kind in the US for Maritime Industry
April 14, 2015 (Jacksonville, FL) – Sea Star Line, LLC and Applied Cryo Technologies (ACT), in
cooperation with Dragon Products, have finalized plans for the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)
bunkering system that will supply Sea Star Line’s new ships. Sea Star Line and its parent company
TOTE are building the world’s first LNG-powered containerships that will begin serving the Puerto
Rican market later this year.
The LNG bunkering system is a critical part of the LNG supply chain for the Marlin Class ships. The
system is comprised of 25 cryogenic IMO tanks that will transport LNG from Georgia to Jacksonville.
In addition, ACT will ensure that the new ships can be fueled safely and effectively in under six
hours, enabling Sea Star Line to maintain its on-time commitment to the people of Puerto Rico.
The new system reflects Sea Star Line’s commitment to the environment. With the Marlin Class
vessels reducing air emissions by 70 percent, Sea Star’s bunkering system has also been designed to
have a minimal environmental impact. Designed as a zero vent system, no methane emissions will
result from the transfer of LNG to the ships.
Jim Wagstaff, Vice President of Operations at Sea Star Line noted, “With little LNG infrastructure
available for the maritime sector, Sea Star Line faced a challenging scenario in finding a solution.
ACT is one of the few partners that can meet Sea Star’s expectations in a safe and environmentally
friendly manner which are our top priorities. We are excited to partner with them and set the
standard for LNG as a maritime fuel.”
“ACT seeks only to provide value to Sea Star Line by being the most client focused, innovative and
price competitive cryogenic equipment supplier in the world. Only when we understand the true
needs of our customers can we truly serve them. Our goal is to raise the bar of what this industry
has come to expect from an equipment supplier” highlighted Jack Smith, Chief Operating Officer of
ACT will begin construction of this system in April and delivery is expected in September of 2015.
About Sea Star Line, LLC
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Sea Star Line offers integrated transportation services to and from
the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. With simultaneous roll-on, roll-off and lifton,
lift-off capabilities, Sea Star vessels are the most versatile and efficient in the trade. Company
operations are certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 28000 and Green Office standards. Sea Star Line is
a TOTE company, part of the Saltchuk family of companies. For more information, visit
About Applied Cryo Technologies
Applied Cryo Technologies (ACT) designs and manufactures custom and standard equipment used for
the transportation, storage and distribution of cryogenic liquids such as LNG, Nitrogen, Oxygen and
Argon. Headquartered in Houston, TX, ACT is the preferred equipment supplier with the most
application experience for LNG storage, transportation, pumping and regasification equipment.
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