CNG and Commercial Shipping
Andalusian expects to launch semiweekly service in 2024 with two new custom-built ships making calls in both Puerto Cortes Honduras and the Port of Plaquemines in lower Louisiana on the Mississippi River. While one ship is discharging in Puerto Cortes, its sister vessel will be loading in the Port of Plaquemines.
Each ship is designed to accommodate more than 1,000 FEUs, with hundreds of refrigerated container plugs and reinforced stacking weights. Each vessel is equipped with a powerful ventilation system designed to rapidly exchange below deck atmospheres to enhance safe and reliable operations.
Unique to Andalusian’s vessel operating strategy is the carriage of third-party commercial cargo, targeted to support the activities of Central American textile manufacturers and attendant industries. Because its ships are fueled by low-cost compressed natural gas, Andalusian’s vessel operating costs create an undeniable pricing advantage sufficient to offer competitive shipping rates and high frequency of service – twice weekly. Low cost and high frequency translate into unrivaled shipping advantages.