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Summer 2016

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As the demand by customers for alternative fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to increase, so does Crowley's ability to provide innovative engineering and transportation solutions to support it. Envisioning that LNG can be utilized as a cleaner, more abundant fuel source in the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean basin, Crowley and its subsidiaries – Carib Energy and Jensen MaritimeJohan Sperling, vice president, Crowley Marine Solutions — have made great strides in implementing LNG into not only their own operations, but into those of their customers. "Crowley's full suite of LNG solutions has positioned it as one of the few, if not the only company in the world to offer engineering, design, and construction expertise in both the civil and marine worlds," said Johan Sperling, vice president, Crowley's marine solutions group. "We are vessel operators, fuel distributors and engineers. We have the expertise to work on any type of LNG project." The company has consistently sought to develop alternative LNG solutions that are dependable, cost- effective, and environmentally sensitive. Recent interest in LNG has been driven in part because of stronger emissions regulations, higher diesel gas prices and technological advances that have lowered associated costs for LNG liquefaction, regassification, shipping and storage along with the continued realization of secondary benefits of the LNG regasification process. Below: Johan Sperling, vice president, Crowley Marine Solutions Jensen concept designs include an LNG powered tractor tug with a 14- day endurance capability, along with an LNG bunker barge capable of refueling LNG powered vessels. MaritimeJohan Sperling, vice president, Crowley Marine MaritimeJohan Sperling, vice president, Crowley Marine Solutions — have made great strides in implementing Solutions — have made great strides in implementing LNG into not only their own operations, but into those of LNG into not only their own operations, but into those of their customers. their customers. "Crowley's full suite of LNG solutions has positioned it as "Crowley's full suite of LNG solutions has positioned it as one of the few, if not the only company in the world to offer one of the few, if not the only company in the world to offer engineering, design, and construction expertise in both engineering, design, and construction expertise in both the civil and marine worlds," said Johan Sperling, vice the civil and marine worlds," said Johan Sperling, vice president, Crowley's marine solutions group. "We are president, Crowley's marine solutions group. "We are vessel operators, fuel distributors and engineers. We vessel operators, fuel distributors and engineers. We have the expertise to work on any type of LNG project." have the expertise to work on any type of LNG project." The company has consistently sought to develop The company has consistently sought to develop alternative LNG solutions that are dependable, cost- alternative LNG solutions that are dependable, cost- effective, and environmentally sensitive. Recent interest in effective, and environmentally sensitive. Recent interest in As a company that operates ships powered by diesel, we started designing LNG-powered vessels with a complete understanding of the economic and environmental benefits." Story continued on page 31 Core Value: INTEGRITY 30 Crowley Leads the LNG Revolution Engineering, Design, Construction, Distribution. Leading the LNG Industry on Land and at Sea Story by Ginelie Piovanetti and Jenifer Kimble

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