Florida-based Crowley and Shell have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the aim of supporting alternative energy solutions for shoreside and terminal operations.

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The MoU follows an ongoing joint project that provided lower-carbon fuel solutions by designing, building and operating the nation’s largest LNG bunker barge on the US East Coast.

Subject to future agreements, Shell will look to 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 US ship assist tug, will begin service in 2023.

“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. “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.”