New Jersey prepares for LNG port

LNG port and ship image. Credit: Greenwich Township

A new port operation on southern New Jersey’s Delaware River, United States, now taking shape at the site of a long-shuttered DuPont dynamite plant, is a sign of accelerating change for ports in the Philadelphia region of the United States

A new port facility currently being built in New Jersey, US, named Gibbstown Logistics Center (GLC) in formal documents, and for now at least, Repauno Port and Rail Terminal in signage at the entrance is showing interest for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. Advancing construction work there is creating an export facility for liquid fuels, including LNG, as well as refrigerated cargo, ro-ro, and bulk.

The likelihood of LNG handling has generated some attention and local headlines. Local reports have indicated the LNG business and logistics link: The developer of GLC, Delaware River Partners, is a subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group (FIG) through its Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Partners, and another FIG entity, New Fortress Energy. This, in turn, is developing an LNG production plant in Pennsylvania, about 313 km from Gibbstown, which is a section of the Greenwich Township, New Jersey.

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