Crowley orders new tanks

In response to high customer demand, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group is deploying new equipment, including hundreds of chassis, ISO tanks and high-cube containers, for use in the company’s services between the US, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Central America.

To date, 534 of 1,300 40-ft chassis have been received, with the remaining 766 scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville by 1 April. Additionally, 240 new 20ft ISO tank containers have also been delivered, replacing 145 units that had been in service for more than 30 years. Accompanying the tanks are 145 matching chassis, which will be compatible with the company’s new Commitment (C) Class vessels – some of the first LNG-powered, combination container and roll-on/roll-off ships in the world, designed especially for service between the US and Puerto Rico.

Finally, the company’s 40ft high-cube containers are starting to trickle in, with half of the 2,300 ordered expected to arrive by the beginning of May.