November 18 - Crowley Puerto Rico Services has broken ground on a USD48.5 million construction project for a new pier at its Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The project includes the development of a new 900 ft (275 m) long by 114 ft (35 m) wide concrete pier and all the associated dredging needed to accommodate Crowley's two new LNG-powered Commitment Class ships, which are scheduled for delivery in 2017.

Crowley's terminal expansion also includes the installation of three new ship-to-shore container gantry cranes, which will be supplied under a separate contract.

Crowley chairman and ceo Tom Crowley commented: "Our new terminal infrastructure will help us reposition Puerto Rico as a shipping and logistics hub for the Caribbean Basin and beyond, and open up many new opportunities for our customers."

Construction of the terminal is scheduled for completion in mid 2017.