When Patriot Offshore Maritime Services won a charter with Vineyard Wind to provide a newbuilding to serve the first full-scale wind farm in US waters, the shipowning newcomer did not do it alone.

Patriot had vied for the contract to provide a Jones Act-qualified crew transfer vessel as part of a coalition forged by a familiar US-flagged shipping name.

Sprouting from the group of Liberty companies led by Long Island shipowner Philip Shapiro, Liberty Green Logistics was formed in May 2021 and has since built a consortium of 17 companies offering what it describes as “factory-to-farm” solutions to the US offshore wind sector.