Crowley Takes Delivery of First LNG-Powered ConRo for Jones Act Puerto Rico Trade

Crowley Maritime Corp. has taken delivery of its first of two combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by LNG from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine Inc. The ConRo, named El Coquí, is the lead ship in Crowley's Commitment Class, which will enter the Jones Act service between Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Operated by Crowley’s global ship … [Read more...]

New Report Debunks Jones Act Myths in Puerto Rico

Following Hurricane Maria's landfall in Puerto Rico last September, a number of media reports claimed that the Jones Act had severely damaged the Puerto Rican economy both over time and in the immediate aftermath of the storm. These claims were nothing new. For years even before the storm, the Jones Act, a nearly century-old law that requires goods shipped between U.S. ports … [Read more...]

Crowley: Six Months After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s Road to Recovery is Being Made by Sea

Feature story provided by Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corporation on the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in Puerto six months after the storm hit.  It’s been called the most logistically challenging relief effort the United States has ever managed. When nearly Category 5 Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, it left a wake of destruction that … [Read more...]

Jones Act Fleet Continues to Ensure a Steady Flow of Supplies to Puerto Rico

This week marks six months since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, causing widespread damage to the U.S. territory the impacts of which are still being felt to this day. In the days, weeks and months after the storm, Jones Act ships participated in what FEMA has now called the "largest sea-bridge operation of federal disaster … [Read more...]

Family of El Faro Crew Member Delivers More Than 30,000 Pounds of Relief Goods to Puerto Rico

Family members of an El Faro's crew member who lost his life when the American cargo ship tragically sank in 2015 are being recognized for their effort to assist Puerto Ricans impacted by Hurricane Maria. In November 2017, Deb and Robin Roberts of Wilton, ME began a drive for relief goods in honor of their son Holland. Holland was one of 33 crew members who perished when the … [Read more...]