Florida’s seaports and their industry partners are working to improve efficiency by investing in innovations that include using domestically produced natural gas as a cleaner and less costly alternative fuel. A report prepared by Littlejohn, Mann & Associates and released by the Florida Ports Council and the Florida Natural Gas Association illustrates the opportunities that Florida seaports have to support the expanded use and/or export of natural gas to create new economic and environmental benefits for the state.
As more stringent air quality regulations for port operations and maritime vessels are implemented globally, there is increased demand for alternative fuels in both the American and worldwide transportation industry, according to the Alternative Fuels Study.
The report also relates how liquefied natural gas (LNG) has proven to be the most cost effective and beneficial alternative fuel source for both the shipping and rail industries. In fleet and cargo handling operations, compressed natural gas (CNG) and LNG are both reliable alternatives, depending on the particular application and task.
Click here to read the full Alternative Fuels Study.