Conrad Delivers First LNG Bunker Barge Built in North America

Conrad Industries has delivered the first LNG bunker barge built in North America. The vessel, named Clean Jacksonville, was constructed in Orange, Texas at Conrad Orange Shipyard, a subsidiary of Conrad Industries. The vessel underwent successful gas trials in Port Fourchon, LA. Clean Jacksonville will enter service for TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico in the Port of … [Read more...]

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico President Selected to Lead Parent TOTE, Inc.

Seattle-based Saltchuk has announced that Tim Nolan has been named the next President and CEO of TOTE Inc., the parent company to TOTE Maritime and TOTE Services. Nolan, who currently serves as the President of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, has been with the TOTE family of companies since 2013. He will take over the helm July 16 from Anthony Chiarello, who announced his … [Read more...]

TOTE CEO Anthony Chiarello to Retire

The Chief Executive Officer of U.S. shipping company TOTE Inc. has announced he will retire this summer after 8 years at the role and 39 years in the maritime industry. “As I look ahead to my 63rd birthday later this year, it is time for me to spend more time with my family and loved ones. I am blessed with a large family and many beautiful grandchildren, and I look forward … [Read more...]

TOTE Maritime Completes ‘Phase 1’ of Orca-class LNG Conversions

TOTE Maritime's Alaska shipping division has completed the first of four conversion periods for its two Orca class vessels as part of the project to convert the diesel-powered ships to liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel. TOTE Maritime’s North Star arrived in Anchorage on Sunday after completing her first voyage since the outfitting of two LNG fuel tanks at Seaspan’s Victoria … [Read more...]

TOTE’s Plan for New Hawaii Shipping Service Put on Indefinite Hold; Construction Suspended on Four Newbuilds at Philly Shipyard

U.S. shipping company TOTE is putting plans for a new Jones Act service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii on hold due to complications in securing terminal space Honolulu. As a result, TOTE says it will not move forward with its Letter of Intent with Philly Shipyard, which called for the construction of up to four containerships custom-built for the Hawaii trade. In an … [Read more...]