Crowley receives LNG ship: El Coquí, which arrived in San Juan on its maiden voyage on July 30, has 219.5 meters (720 feet), 26,500 deadweight tons (DWT), and can transport up to 2,400 container units equivalent to twenty feet feet (TEU) on a cruise. Speed of 22 knots. The ship can accommodate containers in a wide range of sizes and types, including large capacity containers and refrigerated containers 53 feet by 102 inches wide. Inside the ship is a closed Ro / Ro roof, ventilated and resistant to the weather that can transport cars and larger vehicles in a protective way. This type of on-board garage is offered exclusively by Crowley in the trade, which improves supply chain solutions for customers.
The ship is the first of two ships built as part of the Crowley Commitment Class project. Its sister ship, Taino, is in the final stages of construction and testing at the VT Halter Marine shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. It is expected to be delivered later this year.
Gray praised the commitment of the company and the US maritime industry. UU To lead a new era of innovative maritime and supply chain services that support economic and national security.
“El Coqui represents not only the $ 3 billion investment that Crowley has made in this industry in recent years, it really is the future of the maritime industry itself,” Gray said. “The vessel runs on liquefied natural gas … it’s the cleanest fossil fuel available.” It will serve as a shining example of technological innovation that will allow this industry to remain a global leader for decades to come. ”
Jones Law vessels are built, owned and manned by the United States. They are part of Crowley’s $ 550 million investment under the Commitment Class project, which modernizes its supply chain solutions to meet the diverse needs of customers in Puerto Rico, including three new gantry cranes; a new 900-foot pier; and an improved terminal operating system at the Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan. In Jacksonville, Crowley’s partner, Eagle LNG, built an LNG fuel station to feed the new ships, which is also among the first of its kind.