Steel Cut on Crowley’s Second LNG-Powered ConRo

  VT Halter Marine on Wednesday morning cut the first steel on the second of two liquefied natural gas-powered, combination container and Roll-On/Roll-Off (ConRo) ships for Crowley Maritime Corp.'s liner services group. VT Halter Marine and Crowley entered into a contract for the pair of ships, known as the Commitment Class, in November 2013. Construction on the … [Read more...]

Keel Laid for Crowley’s First LNG-Powered ConRo

The keel for the first of two new LNG-powered RoRo-containerships, or "ConRo's", for Crowley Maritime Corp.'s line service group was laid Wednesday at VT Halter Marine's shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, marking a major milestone in the construction of the Commitment-class ships. VT Halter Marine and Crowley entered into a contract for the pair of ConRo's - a combination … [Read more...]

Steel Cut On Crowley’s LNG-Powered ConRos

Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced that VT Halter Marine, Inc. in Pascagoula, Mississippi has cut steel on the first of two new LNG-powered ConRo ships for Crowley’s liner services group. “We have waited with great anticipation for the Commitment Class build program to start,” said John Hourihan, senior vice president and general manager, Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner … [Read more...]

Bouchard Orders Two 6,000-hp ATB Tugs from VT Halter

Bouchard Transportation Co. announced Friday further expansion of its ongoing fleet expansion program with the construction of two 6000-hp ATB tugs. The new tugs will be constructed by VT Halter Marine and equipped with the patented Intercon Coupler Systems. Measuring 130 feet by 38 feet by 22 feet, the 6,000-hp Twin Screw ATB Tugs, to be named the M/V Bouchard Boys and … [Read more...]

WATCH: VT Halter Marine Launches USNS Maury (T-AGS 66)

Pascagoula, Mississippi shipbuilder VT Halter Marine held a christening ceremony yesterday for USNS MAURY (T-AGS 66), the seventh ship in the T-AGS 60 Class of oceanographic survey ships built by VT Halter for the U.S. Navy. In December 2009, VT Halter Marine was awarded a contract of approximately $87 million to build an enhanced version of the T-AGS 60 Class adding … [Read more...]