Hapag-Lloyd to Convert 15,000 TEU Containership to LNG Fuel

Hapag-Lloyd announced Tuesday it will retrofit its 15,000 TEU ship Sajir to cleaner burning LNG fuel, becoming the first in the world to convert a ship of this size to LNG power. The German shipping line said it hopes the pilot project will pave the way for converting large ships to liquefied natural, helping to eliminate 15 to 30 percent of CO2 emissions compared to … [Read more...]

NASSCO Completes Bunkering for World’s Second LNG-Powered Containership – Perla Del Caribe

General Dynamics NASSCO says it has successfully completed the LNG bunkering for the Perla Del Caribe, the world's second containership to be powered by liquefied natural gas. The Perla Del Caribe received 210,000 gallons of LNG fuel over a 48-hour period beginning December 11th. The amount is nearly double the amount bunkered for its sister ship, the Isla Bella, the world's … [Read more...]

Construction Contract Signed for North America’s First LNG Bunker Barge

A division of Conrad Shipyard, LLC has been awarded a construction contract to build the first LNG bunker barge in North America that will be used to service TOTE's LNG-powered ships. The barge was ordered by WesPac Midstream, LLC and its affiliate Clean Marine Energy, LLC and will be constructed at the Conrad Orange Shipyard in Orange, Texas. The barge is expected to be … [Read more...]

Watch: TOTE’s LNG Containerships Highlighted in Nationally Broadcasted TV Spot

I was watching the morning news this morning and was happy to see TOTE's new LNG-powered containerships highlighted in a TV spot for America's Natural Gas Alliance's (ANGA) new Think About It campaign. In 2012, TOTE, Inc. ordered two of the world's first containerships to run liquified natural gas. The ship's, known as the Marlin-class, are now nearing completion at the … [Read more...]

Engine to Power World’s First Dual-Fuel Containership Delivered to Shipyard

The gas engine that will soon power TOTE's new Marlin-class containerships has been delivered to General Dynamics’ NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA, marking another milestone in the construction of the world's first LNG-powered containership. South Korea’s Doosan Engine, under license from MAN Diesel and Turbo, delivered the first 8L70ME-GI engine for TOTE’s 3,100-TEU Marlin … [Read more...]