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Crowley takes delivery of first new product tanker

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Crowley Maritime Corp. recently took delivery of the first of four new Jones Act product tankers from Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. (APSI), the wholly-owned US subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA.

This is the first time that a product tanker has been constructed with consideration for the future use of LNG for propulsion. The remaining three product tankers being built by APSI for Crowley are under construction and scheduled for deliveries through 2016.

“We are excited to offer our customers cutting-edge technology available in these new tankers, which not only embraces operational excellence and top safety, but also offers the potential to be powered by environmentally friendly LNG in the future,” said Crowley’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Petroleum and Chemical Transportation, Rob Grune.

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