TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico Adds 220 NaturaLINE® Refrigeration Units from Carrier Transicold

Leased through SeaCube Containers, the innovative natural refrigerant units will help TMPR achieve best-in-class environmental sustainability goals

SINGAPORE, June 12, 2019 – Further extending its commitment to environmental sustainability, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico (TMPR) is enhancing its fleet with 220 containers chilled by the industry’s only natural refrigerant-based system, the NaturaLINE® unit from Carrier Transicold. TMPR is the first shipping line to place a sizable quantity of NaturaLINE units into service on U.S. domestic trade routes.

NaturaLINE units use carbon dioxide (CO2), a refrigerant with the lowest global warming potential (GWP) among all refrigerants currently used in container systems.

Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.

TMPR’s new refrigerated containers – a mix of 40-foot and 45-foot high-cube models – are being acquired via lease from SeaCube Containers LLC. NaturaLINE units use CO2 refrigerant, also known as R-744, which has an ultra-low GWP of 1, in comparison to GWPs that range from 600 to nearly 4,000 for refrigerants used in other container systems. R-744 is also non-ozone depleting, widely available, relatively inexpensive and classified as A1 for low-toxicity and no flame propagation.

“With its natural refrigerant, NaturaLINE units help fleets guard against regulations, environmental taxes and phase outs that other refrigerants could be subject to during the operational life span of units purchased today,” said David Appel, president, Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems. R-744’s outstanding thermal characteristics enable the energy-efficient NaturaLINE unit to achieve minus 40 degrees Celsius, along with significantly quieter operation, tighter temperature control and with no operating restrictions. Previously, reaching such a low temperature required a container system using a refrigerant with a GWP nearly 4,000 times higher than R-744.

“TMPR tested NaturaLINE units in our fleet and found that in all temperature ranges, its capabilities surpassed our expectations,” said Jim Wagstaff, vice president operations, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico.

The NaturaLINE unit’s deep-frozen capacity was an important factor for TMPR when considering moving cargoes, such as ice cream, through the tropics because of the high level of performance required to ensure optimal conditions.

According to Wagstaff, the NaturaLINE unit’s use of environmentally sustainable refrigerant supports its pledge to be the most environmentally responsible organization in the maritime industry.

“TOTE’s commitment to Puerto Rico is about more than reliable deliveries and exceptional customer service,” said Chris Willman, vice president sales & marketing, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico. “It’s about leading the industry with best-in-class, environmentally sustainable products, such as NaturaLINE refrigeration units and our emissions-reducing Marlin-class vessels, the first containerships efficiently powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), providing service to the island since 2015.”

SeaCube Containers, one of the world’s largest purchasers and lessors of refrigerated containers, has been a proponent of the technologically advanced and innovative NaturaLINE unit as a way to help its clients reduce their carbon footprints.

“With this order, we are pleased to be able to help TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico in achieving its environmental goals,” said Robert Sappio, CEO, SeaCube.

“Through this commitment to NaturaLINE technology, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and SeaCube Containers are helping to advance the container shipping industry toward a more sustainable future,” Appel said.

For more information about the NaturaLINE refrigeration unit from Carrier Transicold, visit www.transicold.carrier.com.

About Carrier Transicold Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 45 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. For more information, visit www.transicold.carrier.com. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.

Trade Notification – USVI Bunker Fuel Change

VIRGIN ISLANDS – BUNKER FUEL CHARGE

May 31, 2019

We are continuing to monitor the prices we pay for our bunker fuel.  As a result we will be adjusting our bunker fuel charge as follows based on date of vessel departure:

PresentEffective
7.1.19
To/From:
Jacksonville
20’ Containers$290$278
40’ / 45’ Containers$580$558
53’ Containers$740$710
Automobiles – Not Exceeding 900CFT$116$112
Self-Propelled Units – Minimum 90SQFT$580$558

We will continue to closely monitor bunker price trends and will adjust accordingly.  If you have any questions with regard to the application of the BFC, please do not hesitate to contact your TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC representative.

Trade Notification – Puerto Rico Bunker Fuel Change

PUERTO RICO – BUNKER FUEL CHARGE

May 31, 2019

We are continuing to monitor the prices we pay for our bunker fuel.  As a result we will be adjusting our bunker fuel charge as follows based on date of vessel departure:

PresentEffective
7.1.19
To/From:
Jacksonville
20’ Containers$290$278
40’ / 45’ Containers$580$558
53’ Containers$740$710
Automobiles – Not Exceeding 900CFT$116$112
Breakbulk Cargo (per 2,000lbs)$75$75
Self-Propelled Units – Minimum 90SQFT$580$558

We will continue to closely monitor bunker price trends and will adjust accordingly.  If you have any questions with regard to the application of the BFC, please do not hesitate to contact your TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC representative.

Trade Notification – Notice of Address Change

TRADE NOTIFICATION

Notice of Address Change

January 17, 2019

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC will soon be relocating our Corporate Office within Jacksonville, FL to better accommodate the office needs of our staff, promote collaboration and increase efficiency in the best, most effective way possible.

This decision to move from our current location should not affect our commercial or business operations.

Effective February 4, 2019, our new Corporate Address will be:

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC
10401 Deerwood Park Boulevard
Building 1, Suite 1300
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Please update your records accordingly and let your TOTE Maritime representative know if you have any questions or need additional information.

Trade Notification – Virgin Islands Bunker Fuel Change

TRADE NOTIFICATION

 VIRGIN ISLANDS – BUNKER FUEL CHARGE

 

November 30, 2018

We are continuing to monitor the prices we pay for our bunker fuel.  As a result we will be adjusting our bunker fuel charge as follows based on date of vessel departure:

 

 

 

Present Effective 1/1/19
To / From:    
Jacksonville    
20’ Containers $278 $290
40’ / 45’ Containers $558 $580
53’ Containers $710 $740
Automobiles – Not Exceeding 900CFT $112 $116
Self-Propelled Units – Minimum 90SQFT $558 $580

 

We will continue to closely monitor bunker price trends and will adjust accordingly.  If you have any questions with regard to the application of the BFC, please do not hesitate to contact your TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC representative.

 

 

Trade Notification – Puerto Rico Bunker Fuel Change

TRADE NOTIFICATION

PUERTO RICO – BUNKER FUEL CHARGE

 

November 30, 2018

We are continuing to monitor the prices we pay for our bunker fuel.  As a result we will be adjusting our bunker fuel charge as follows based on date of vessel departure:

 

 

 

Present Effective 1/1/19
To / From:    
Jacksonville    
20’ Containers $278 $290
40’ / 45’ Containers $558 $580
53’ Containers $710 $740
Automobiles – Not Exceeding 900CFT $112 $116
Breakbulk Cargo (per 2,000lbs) $75 $75
Self-Propelled Units – Minimum 90SQFT $558 $580

 

We will continue to closely monitor bunker price trends and will adjust accordingly.  If you have any questions with regard to the application of the BFC, please do not hesitate to contact your TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, LLC representative.

 

TOTE Maritime Names Alex Hofeling New Vice President and General Manager in Alaska

TOTE Maritime Names Alex Hofeling New Vice President and General Manager in Alaska

Anchorage, AK – Alex Hofeling has been selected as the next Vice President and General Manager for TOTE Maritime’s Alaska office and operations. In this role, Hofeling will oversee both the Anchorage and Fairbanks offices.

Hofeling has been with TOTE Maritime since September 2013. He began his time with TOTE as a Regional Sales Manager and was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2016. Over the last five years, Hofeling has played an instrumental role in TOTE Maritime’s success in Alaska. Before TOTE, Hofeling worked for Coastal Transportation and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

In his role as Vice President and General Manager, Hofeling will be the face of TOTE in the state of Alaska, work closely with the Port, labor partners, customers and community partners to ensure that TOTE continues to offer reliable, best in class service to the Last Frontier state.

Hofeling will succeed Grace Greene who was promoted to President of TOTE Maritime Alaska in August 2018. He will assume the role on January 1 and will relocate to Anchorage with his family over the coming months.

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Intermodal Fuel Surcharge – November 25, 2018

TRADE NOTIFICATION

Intermodal Fuel Charge

October 17, 2018

We are continuing to monitor the prices we pay for our Intermodal Fuel Charge.  As a result, we will be adjusting the Intermodal Fuel Charge as follows based on date of vessel departure.  These changes are represented by the PDF below entitled ‘Intermodal Fuel Charge (IFC) by State’.

The IFC adjustments will become effective November 25, 2018 for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands trades.

IFC by State – effective November 25, 2018

If you have any questions with regard to the application of the IFC, please do not hesitate to contact your TOTE Maritime representative.

Intermodal Fuel Charge – September 23, 2018

TRADE NOTIFICATION

Intermodal Fuel Charge

August 22, 2018

We are continuing to monitor the prices we pay for our Intermodal Fuel Charge.  As a result, we will be adjusting the Intermodal Fuel Charge as follows based on date of vessel departure.  These changes are represented by the PDF below entitled ‘Intermodal Fuel Charge (IFC) by State’.

The IFC adjustments will become effective September 23, 2018 for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands trades.

IFC by state – Effective 9.23.18

If you have any questions with regard to the application of the IFC, please do not hesitate to contact your TOTE Maritime representative.

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico receives top honors in Quest for Quality Awards

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico receives top honors in Quest for Quality Awards

TOTE received the best score in the Value and IT categories

Jacksonville, FL – Last week it was announced that TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico was ranked number one in the value and IT categories for Ocean Carriers in this year’s Quest for Quality awards. These awards are a reflection of the long term investments being made by TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico – including the world’s first LNG powered containerships, terminal upgrades and custom equipment for customers – to ensure best in class service for the Puerto Rico market.

Logistics Management’s annual Quest for Quality awards ranks Ocean carriers. This annual award is driven by feedback from customers.

“TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico is excited to receive top honors in both of these categories” noted Tim Nolan, President and CEO of TOTE. “Over the last few years, we have implemented new programs and secured new equipment to support diverse customer needs and ensure customer are receiving a best in class customer experience and great value when working with TOTE Maritime.”

Value and information technology, the categories where TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico scored highest in the industry, were ranked as the second and third most important attributes of a successful ocean carrier, preceded only by on-time performance.

Over the last five years, TOTE Maritime Puerto has invested in all aspects of operations to provide a competitive, best in class service for the Puerto Rico trade. These investments include new equipment, new vessels, updated operating systems, and new terminal systems to increase efficiency.

In the last six months, TOTE Maritime has launched a series of new and updated customer tools to improve the customer experience and increase the value of doing business with TOTE Maritime. These investments include additional new equipment such as 53’ and 40’ chassis as well as:

  • an additional 300 x 40’ chassis delivered to Puerto Rico in June.
  • an additional 220 x 53’ newly built containers, distributed in the last two months.
  • an additional 200 x 53’ chassis are being delivered this week (week of August 6).

Most recently, TOTE Maritime launched a new mobile application allowing customers access to cargo and sailing information at any time of day from any device.

In addition to these equipment and IT updates, TOTE continues to adjust service offerings in line with customers’ needs. Specifically, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico will continue to maintain Saturday gate hours in San Juan, as they have done since the beginning of 2018, to support customer cargo needs on the island.

“These updates are critical to providing customers with access to cargo and vessel information at any time of day from any device in the world” commented Bill Taylor, Vice President of Sales. “We know our customers expect best in class service and we are committed to providing the best customer experience possible.”

View the select list of Ocean Carrier Winners.

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