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Crowley orders two LNG-powered container/RoRo ships

Crowley announced that it has ordered two Commitment Class vessels that are among some of the first LNG-powered, combination container and Roll-On/Roll-Off ships in the world. VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, Miss. will build the ships, which will serve the United States to Puerto Rico trade.

The 2,400-TEU ConRo ships will be equipped to carry containers, ranging from TEU to 53-foot by 102-inch-wide high-capacity units, with room for up
to 300 refrigerated containers, the statement said. Additionally, they will offer vehicle transportation via completely enclosed, ventilated and weather-tight decks big enough to accommodate nearly 400 cars and larger vehicles.

The C Class ships, El Coquí and Taíno, are scheduled for delivery in the second and fourth quarter 2017.

By using LNG as a primary fuel, the vessels will offer a 38 percent reduction in CO2 emissions per container, Crowley says. 

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