Logistec provides efficient renewable-fuels handling
Logistec Stevedoring Inc. is working closely with its customers in the biomass industry to provide economical and efficient handling of renewable fuels in the form of wood pellets and peanut hull pellets.
Renewable energy is a growing market in North America, specifically in the U.S. Southeast where the State of Georgia is integrating its forest and energy industries, and where the logging industry, wood suppliers, forest product manufacturers, wood waste dealers and landowners provide a sustainable supply of raw materials for the manufacturing of pellets.
Logistec's strategically located port facility in Brunswick, Georgia, has played an important role in the cargo-handling company's success to receive, store and export hundreds of thousands of pellets annually.
"Working with our customers in the biomass market since 2006, we have exported close to 500,000 tons of pellets through our facility, and this number is expected to more than triple in the next few years,” said Jay Baird, Logistec's U.S. regional sales manager.
Logistec's Brunswick terminal is within close proximity of customers' manufacturing facilities in the heart of Georgia's timber land. Pellets are easily and competitively trucked to the terminal and stored before Logistec loads the cargo into vessels bound for biomass power plant utility companies in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and elsewhere within the European Union.
Logistec continues to promote the handling of biomass material through its port facilities in the U.S. and Eastern Canada.
"We are moving forward in partnership with our clients and their customers to be well positioned for additional growth in the biomass sector well into the future,”said Frank Vannelli ,Senior VP -Sales & Marketing.