The Commitment Class, LNG-powered combination container/roll-on roll-off “ConRo” ship is dedicated to the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade, sailing from the Port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT) to Crowley’s Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan.
The October 20 christening in Jacksonville will officially welcome into service one of the first vessels of its kind powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
El Coquí is the first of two vessels built as part of Crowley’s Commitment Class project. Constructed by VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, Miss., the ship is a centerpiece of Crowley’s industry-leading supply chain solutions. She is 219.5 meters (720 feet), 26,500 deadweight tons (DWT), and able to transport up to 2,400 twenty-foot-equivalent container units (TEUs) at a cruising speed of 22 knots.
Unique to the mainland-Puerto Rico trade, the ship features an enclosed, ventilated and weather-tight Ro/Ro deck that can protectively carry up to 400 cars and larger vehicles.