Florida-based Crowley Maritime is going to invest an extra $21m in improvements to its Isla Grande port terminal in Puerto Rico.
The investment will include expanding capacity for handling refrigerated containers, a new electrical substation to power three new ship-to-shore gantry cranes and a new seven-lane terminal exit gate.
This will be the third phase of multimillion-dollar investments in Isla Grande by Crowley as it prepares for next year’s expected arrival of two new liquefied natural gas-powered Commitment Class ships currently being built.
The contract for the new phase of construction has been awarded to Del Valle Group, S.P. of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.
Crowley, whose headquarters are in Jacksonville, Florida, is a venerable Jones Act carrier with a 62-year history of serving the Puerto Rico market by delivering foodstuffs, department store goods, building materials and vehicles.