An exciting new video shows Crowley’s two new Commitment Class ships, El Coquí and Taíno, from the sky at VT Halter Marine’s shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
Progress continues on final buildout of El Coquí, which is in the harbor after it was launched in March. The shipyard and Crowley crews are preparing it for dock and sea trials prior to beginning service later in 2017.
Taíno is under construction in the shipyard as VT Halter Marine and Crowley’s crews prepare it for launch later this year.
The ships, which are combination container/Roll-On Roll-On vessels that will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), will serve the Puerto Rico-Jacksonville (Fla.) trade under the U.S. Jones Act. Crowley’s Isla Grande Terminal is receiving a new 900-foot pier, three new specialized cranes and major container handling improvements. In Jacksonville, a new shore-side LNG fueling station is under construction at the Port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT) Talleyrand Marine Terminal.