LNG Expertise

TOTE Services is playing a critical role in bringing LNG fuel to the maritime sector.

TOTE Services, one of the leading ship management companies in the U.S., supported the new construction of the Marlins and supervised the conversion of the TOTE Maritime Alaska fleet to LNG propulsion.
Their experience in LNG propulsion systems is among the most extensive in the industry. TOTE and its operating companies continue bringing LNG to the maritime sector as a viable and accessible fuel source through our design and vessel construction of the bunker barge services of the Clean Jacksonville and Clean Everglades.

World's First LNG Powered Containerships

TOTE’s Marlin-class vessels are the most advanced, environmentally responsible vessels of their kind – while providing safe, reliable cargo deliveries that keep communities moving.

The two Marlin-class vessels were built at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego. These American-made ships were delivered in late 2015 and early 2016, and operate between Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

This investment demonstrates our commitment to the environment and mark a new age of shipping, using the best technology in the world.

Sustained more than 600 American shipyard jobs during construction

Over $350 million capital commitment from TOTE

First Marlin ship entered service in late 2015; second ship in early 2016

Purpose-built for the Puerto Rico trade

Marlins accommodate 2.5x more 53’ containers than previous vessels

Bunker (fueling) in Jacksonville, Florida


The Marlin-class earned the Next Generation Shipping Award at the 2013 Nor-Shipping Conference, making TOTE the first U.S. company to take home this prestigious award.

General Dynamics NASSCO constructed the Marlins at their shipyard in San Diego, CA

Daewoo Ship Engineering Company (DSEC) part of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) provided the vessel design

TOTE is the launch customer of MAN‘s innovative ME-GI engine design

Main and Auxiliary Engines manufactured by Doosan

Pivotal LNG, Inc., a part of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), and WesPac Midstream LLC (WesPac) will supply LNG in Jacksonville, FL

Technical expertise for engine conversion

Ensuring minimal out of service time during conversion

New bunkering operations in Tacoma

Ensuring Minimal out of service time during conversion