Seaspan and AES to collaborate on LNG bunkering

Seaspan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global energy company AES.

This collaboration aims to secure liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering services to vessels crossing the Panama Canal.

AES is developing a project to expand a terminal that will have a new LNG refuelling infrastructure in methane tankers.
A ship loading facility is scheduled to begin operations in November as an integral part of the services of the Costa Norte LNG terminal in the province of Colon, Panama.

This infrastructure aims to change the landscape of the regional energy sector, enabling the terminal to offer services for the LNG industry.

“Seaspan is proud to collaborate with AES to provide LNG bunkering in the Panama region and lead the way in providing energy transformation opportunities in the global marine sector. Together we will provide low-carbon solutions for ship owners who want to decarbonize their operations and transition to cleaner marine fuels,” said Ian McIver, president of Seaspan Energy.

“We are on the doorstep of a new era in sustainable energy. The collaboration with our shipowner partner and the innovations at our Costa Norte Terminal position us as leaders in driving sustainable, efficient and affordable solutions to meet the growing demands of the market,” added Miguel Bolinaga, president of AES in Panama.