The Port of Beaumont, Texas, welcomed its namesake ship, the Alliance Beaumont, with a ceremony and presentation late last month. The 751-foot-long U.S. flag roll-on, roll-off vessel is one of two recent additions to the Farrell Lines fleet, which now consists of four roll-on, roll-off ships.
The Port of Beaumont presented a traditional "First Call" plaque to Capt. Jonathan Ahlin, master of the Alliance Beaumont.
The Alliance Beaumont was brought under the U.S. flag on Feb. 21 in Dubai, and carried a cargo of military equipment into the Port of Beaumont. The ship also loaded outbound military cargo and was scheduled to load additional military and commercial project and breakbulk cargo at other U.S. ports after sailing from Beaumont.
Another Farrell Lines roll-on, roll-off ship, the Alliance Charleston, was re-flagged on Feb. 12 in New York. Both ships have 710,000 square feet of total stowage capacity, representing 7,900 car equivalent units and more than 250,000 square feet of deck space for military cargo.
The size and design of the four Farrell Lines ships built between 2004 and 2008 allow for carriage of a variety of vehicles, helicopters and various oversized equipment.
Farrell Lines is a subsidiary of Maersk Line, Limited, and operates in partnership with Höegh Autoliners and its U.S. affiliate, Alliance Navigation.
The Port of Beaumont is America's busiest port for the military, handling in excess of 40 percent of all of the military equipment shipped to and from the Persian Gulf Region in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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