Crowley Subsidiary TMT Orders 400 Specialized Truck Trailers

Trailer Marine Transport Corporation has recently ordered 400 specialized truck trailers for its expanding- fleet of equipment, according to a recent announcement by Robert G. Homan, senior vice president of the Caribbean Division of Crowley Maritime Corporation.

Some 250 high-cube drop-frame trailers are on order, which will be among the largest available in the ro/ro trade. These trailers are 45 feet long and have 3,401 feet of capacity. Delivery began October 15, with all 250 trailers to be in service by year-end.

One hundred 40-foot high-cube reefer trailers are on order, with delivery starting in December and scheduled for completion by March 1979. TMT currently has 120 reefer trailers in the Caribbean service.

Also ordered are fifty 7,200- gallon stainless-steel tank trailers, 25 insulated and 25 uninsulated.

These tanks have the greatest volume capacity of any in the Caribbean trade and will be used for transporting soybean oil, corn syrups, and food grade chemicals such as glycols. Delivery on the tanks also began October 15. TMT currently has twenty-five 7,000- gallon tanks in service between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico.

TMT is the largest ro/ro carrier in the Caribbean trade, operating out of the Southeast and Gulf. The company utilizes mammoth ro/ro barges, some capable of carrying as many as 374 fortyfoot trailers, under tow of 9,000- hp oceangoing tugs.

TMT operates between Jacksonville/ Miami/Lake Charles and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Other Crowley s u b s i d i a r i e s p r o v i de feeder services to some 20 Caribbean ports of call.

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