American Maritime Officer: January 2018

Second Jones Act ConRo launched for Crowley

On December 4, Taíno - the second ship under construction for Crowley's Commitment Class - was launched at VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Miss. The ship is one of the world's first combination container-roll-on/roll-off (ConRo) vessels powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Both Taíno and sister ship El Coquí will be manned in all licensed positions by members of American Maritime Officers in Jones Act service.

The launch marks the latest achievement in Crowley's transformation and modernization of its shipping and logistics services between Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The new ships, port terminal improvements and technology upgrades underway are all designed to improve the overall velocity of the customers' supply chains and speed products to retail shelves.

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