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...]

Ship Photos of the Day – Building the Marlins, The World’s First LNG Containerships

The second of two Marlin-class containerships was launched over the weekend at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego where the vessels are being built for TOTE Maritime. The two ships are the first containerships in the world to be powered by liquified natural gas (LNG), which will help reduce NOx emissions by 98 percent, SOx by 97 percent, carbon dioxide by 72 … [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...]