Jensen Maritime Develops New LNG Bunker Barge Concepts
Jensen Maritime, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corp., announced the development of two new, LNG bunker barge concepts that can be fully customized to meet customers’ needs.
The first concept involves outfitting an existing barge with an above-deck LNG tank. The concept can be further modified to accommodate more than one type of product, if a customer has a need for multiple liquid transfers. Advantages of this design include a fast turnaround and a reduced need to invest in specialized assets if a customer has short-term LNG requirements.
The second concept is for a purpose-built, new bunker barge. Offering greater carrying capacity and improved visibility, the design features a larger LNG tank that is nestled inside of the barge. Bunker barges offer a solution for the maritime industry, which is currently struggling with the decision to develop LNG infrastructure or vessels first.