VT Halter Marine cuts steel for second Crowley ConRo; World’s largest ethane carrier set for delivery


VT Halter Marine cuts steel for second Crowley ConRo
May 28, 2015—Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc. held a steel cutting ceremony at its Pascagoula, MS, shipyard to mark the start of construction of Taíno, the second of two LNG-fueled ConRo ships for Crowley Maritime Corporation’s liner services group. The Commitment Class ships have been designed to maximize the carriage of 53-foot, 102-inch-wide containers, which offer the most cubic cargo capacity in the trade.



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