Crowley’s New LNG-Powered DisadvantageRo El Coqu í Arrives in Puerto Rico for First Time
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s brand-new mix container/roll on-roll off “ConRo” ship El Coqu í has actually supplied its initial freight from Jacksonville, Florida to the firm’s Isla Grande Terminal inSan Juan
El Coqu í, among the globe’s initial DisadvantageRo s powered by dissolved gas (LNG), left Jacksonville on Friday evening and also shown up in San Juan on Monday, finishing the initial trip on its normal Jones Act delivery solution attaching the united state landmass withPuerto Rico
“Increasing supply chain velocity while reducing customers’ landed costs was the core reason for our $550 million investment in this important service,” claimed Tom Crowley, firm chairman and also chief executive officer. “Bringing this new ship, and soon its sister ship, to reality is one of the final steps to making this vision a reality. It should be evident to all that our commitment to Puerto Rico could not be stronger.”
The El Coqu í has a travelling rate of 22 knots and also can lug concerning 2,400 TEUs (twenty-foot comparable systems) of containers in a variety of dimensions and also kinds– consisting of 53-foot by 102-inch-wide, high-capacity containers and also cooled containers.
Within the ship is a confined, aerated and also weather-tight Ro/Ro deck that can protectively lug as much as 400 vehicles and also bigger automobiles. This sort of shipboard garage is supplied specifically by Crowley in the profession, improving supply chain services for clients. Besides full-loads of completely dry freight containers, the inaugural freight likewise consisted of numerous tools and also autos, vehicles and also SUVs, along with cooled “reefer” containers for fruit and vegetables.
“The diverse cargo carrying capabilities, as well as the ability to carry in-demand 53-foot containers, means that these high-performing ships will greatly benefit customers shipping goods between the mainland and the island,” claimed John Hourihan, elderly vice head of state and also basic supervisor, Puerto Rico solutions. “Cargo for businesses and consumers will be able to dependably reach markets at peak time, whether it is dry, refrigerated or breakbulk, such as vehicles and other rolling stock.”
The arrival of El Coqu í is the current in a collection of landmarks for Crowley inPuerto Rico
In San Juan, Crowley is using 3 brand-new, ship-to-shore gantry cranes, at Crowley’s Isla Grande Terminal to include rate to vessel dumping. The cranes are the initial brand-new, specific gantry cranes to be obtained for procedure in San Juan Harbor in greater than 5 years. The cranes match brand-new 900-foot-long, 114-foot vast concrete pier atIsla Grande
In enhancement, Crowley has actually increased Isla Grande’s incurable ability for taking care of cooled containers; led 15 acres to fit container piling; included containers and also linked taking care of tools to its fleet; mounted a brand-new electric substation to offer power for the brand-new gantry cranes; created a brand-new seven-lane departure entrance to raise rate and also effectiveness for trucking companions; and also executed a brand-new, contemporary incurable operating software application system (TOS) to improve and also improve freight shipments and also exchanges.
With the TOS in position, incurable workers currently function from an interior gate-control facility, engaging with vehicle chauffeurs from stands by means of interaction mobile phones and also cams. This procedure is likewise paperless, assisting to better decrease gate-lane purchase times.
Crowley states this innovation inevitably enables trucking companions to gain access to and also leave Crowley’s incurable quicker, stay clear of expensive fines and also make even more journeys daily, placing freight right into the hands of clients quicker and also extra successfully.
Crowley has actually offered the Puerto Rico market from the 85-acre Isla Grande Terminal considering that 1954, longer than any kind of various other service provider in the profession. The firm, with 300 Puerto Rico workers, uses extra regular cruisings in the marketplace than any kind of various other delivery line.