LOOP LLC Confirms Advancement of its Vessel Loading Service Development
On July 24, 2017 LOOP LLC announced its intentions to seek shipper interest in vessel loading services to complement its long standing offloading services. The new service provides connecting logistics from LOOP’s Clovelly Hub in Galliano, La., to its Deepwater Port, 18 miles offshore of Port Fourchon, La. The company made only minor modifications to its existing facilities to operate the port complex bi-directionally. The configuration safely enables both loading and offloading of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) without multiple shuttle tanker movements.
The company has moored a VLCC and initiated its detailed test and checkout procedure.
About Louisiana Offshore Oil Port LLC
LOOP LLC provides crude oil offloading, loading, transportation, terminalling and storage services. It owns and operates the nation’s only crude oil deepwater port, which includes three single-point mooring (SPM) buoys in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, approximately 17 miles offshore of Louisiana. The SPMs can accommodate very large crude carriers, ultra-large crude carriers, medium-range Jones Act compliant tankers and floating production, storage and offloading deepwater facility shuttle tankers. LOOP also provides logistics services to pipelines that connect to regional and national pipeline networks and refining facilities. LOOP has more than 72 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity at its Clovelly Hub in Galliano, La.
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