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Crowley’s new LNG-fuelled ConRo vessel completes maiden voyage to Puerto Rico

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The second of Crowley Maritime Corp.’s new combination container/roll-on roll-off ‘ConRo’ ships – the MV Taíno, one of the first of its kind to be powered by LNG – has completed its maiden voyage to Puerto Rico. The successful transit puts a historic capstone on the company’s Commitment Class modernisation project and begins a new era of world-class supply chain services between the island commonwealth, US mainland and the Caribbean Basin.

The MV Taíno is the second of two ConRo vessels constructed for Crowley. Its sister ship, the MV El Coquí, began its first-in-class service in July 2018.

With the addition of the MV Taíno to its fleet, Crowley’s Commitment Class vessels are part of an overall logistics system, which increases supply chain velocity and reduces friction and landed costs for customers shipping through Jacksonville as a gateway to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the islands of the Caribbean Basin.

“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.”

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