Yulee, Florida – Marlin Compression, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) hosted industry stakeholders from around the area on April 21, 2021, for a Port Fuel Center Lunch and Learn event detailing the new Port of Savannah CNG station, which is set to open later this year.

Attendees, including trucking company owners, industry executives and fleet managers, gathered to learn more about the robust, $10 million facility — which will be one of the largest truck stops on the Eastern Seaboard. They also gleaned insight from speakers on the long-term benefits of converting trucks to cleaner technologies, like compressed natural gas (CNG).

Port Fuel Center will provide CNG fueling in an effort to improve the air quality at the Port of Savannah and the surrounding metro area, with a mission of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide, CO2 and NOx. Renewable natural gas (RNG) will be available to reduce these emissions even further.

Featured speakers included Sean Register, principal owner-operator of the Port Fuel Center; Kevin McCrackin, Assistant Vice President of Business Development, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and Vice President, Marlin Gas Services; Jim Hayhurst, Business Development Manager for Marlin Gas Services and Marlin Compression, PJ Zonsius, Director of Business Development for Gas South, Jay Thompson, President and General Manager, Transportation Business Associates, among others.

The Port Fuel Center site, located on Grange Road, is less than a mile from Gate 8 to the Port and is slated to open in 2022.

Sean Register began by detailing the Port Fuel Center’s plans, including 74 truck-parking spaces, high-flow diesel lanes, CNG-pumping stations and electric vehicle charging stations.

Marlin Compression’s Jim Hayhurst shared information about CNG fueling and the station’s CNG features, including compression capability as well as a large storage capacity and three dispensers with high-flow nozzles.

PJ Zonsius of Gas South covered natural gas marketing topics and renewable natural gas (RNG). Because renewable natural gas (RNG) will be available, companies can take advantage of the opportunity to reduce their corporate carbon footprint and meet energy and emissions standards.

Patrick Campbell of Cummins Engines detailed CNG vehicle engine specs and maintenance requirements. He is the Regional Sales Manager/Gulf and South Regions, Cummings Westport.

Finally, Jay Thompson of Transportation Business Associates made a compelling case for converting fleets to CNG for long-term savings, focusing on three factors: fueling and sales infrastructure, equipment reliability and maintenance requirements, and the way those fit within the larger operation.

The Port Fuel Center site, located on Grange Road, is less than a mile from Gate 8 to the Port and is slated to open later this year.

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