Port Canaveral Welcomes Tanker Palmetto State With Cargo of Jet Fuel, Diesel and Gasoline
By Space Coast Daily // October 4, 2017
50,000-ton petroleum tanker is 610-feet long
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL – Port Canaveral welcomed The Palmetto State to Brevard County with a cargo of much needed bonded jet fuel, diesel and gasoline.
“Get ready Orlando International Airport, some are coming your way,” said Port officials in a Facebook post.
The Palmetto State is state-of-the-art among American-made and American-flagged tankers, with excellent fuel efficiency and advanced technology.
The50,000-ton petroleum tanker is 610-feet long with a 106-foot beam.
It is an LNG-conversion-ready product tanker with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity owned by American Petroleum Tankers and operated by Crowley Maritime Corporation.
General Dynamics NASSCO constructed the tanker in San Diego, CA, as part of an eight-ship contract. NASSCO states that the each of the tankers offer 33 percent increased fuel efficiency and cleaner shipping options.
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