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Crowley’s second LNG-powered ConRo completes maiden voyage

13 Jan 2019

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s second liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered combination container/roll-on roll-off (ConRo) newbuilding MV Taíno on Friday (11 January) morning completed its maiden voyage to Puerto Rico, it says.

MV Taíno, which departed 8 January from its mainland homeport of Jacksonville, Fla. (JAXPORT), is the second of two ConRo vessels constructed for Crowley. Sister ship MV El Coquí began its first-in-class service in July 2018.

The ships, built specifically for the Puerto Rico trade, are 219.5 meters (720 feet), 26,500 deadweight tons (DWT), and can transport up to 2,400 twenty-foot-equivalent container units (TEUs) at a cruising speed of more than 22 knots.

The ships carry a wide range of cargo types and sizes, including: 53-foot by 102-inch-wide, high-capacity containers; up to 300 refrigerated containers; and 400 cars and larger vehicles in the enclosed and ventilated vehicle garages that are unique to the trade.

“The successful maiden voyage of MV Taíno showcases Crowley’s unmatched ability to provide industry-leading speed and reliability for customers as part of our end-to-end supply chain solutions in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the islands of the Caribbean Basin,” said Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, Crowley Logistics.

“This milestone is a credit to the men and women whose dedication to building and operating the ships and terminals made success a reality. And, it showcases Crowley’s continuing and lasting commitment to serving Puerto Rico.”

Both MV Taíno and MV El Coquí receive LNG marine fuel from the Eagle LNG Talleyrand LNG Bunker Station located in JAXPORT.

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Photo credit: Crowley Maritime Corporation
Published: 14 January, 2019


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