Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced that it is to hold a christening ceremony for the third of four new, LNG-ready product tankers at the Port of New Orleans, US.
The 50 000 dwt ship, named Louisiana, is among the first tankers ever to receive the American Bureau of Shipping’s (ABS) LNG-Ready Level 1 approval, meaning Crowley has the option to convert the tanker to LNG propulsion in the future.
The ship will operate in the US Gulf and is capable of carrying crude oil or refined petroleum products, as well as various other chemical products.
More than 100 guests will be in attendance at the christening ceremony.
Louisiana was constructed by Philly Shipyard Inc. (PSI, formerly known as Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc.), the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA. Construction management services were provided by Crowley’s marine solutions group, which provides oversight and management in shipyards across the country for Crowley and other third-party companies.
PSI also built its sister ships, Texas and Ohio, for Crowley, and a fourth is under construction.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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