DEDICATED TO A BETTER TOMORROW

TOTE is proud to lead the way in environmentally conscious shipping.
TOTE leads the industry in innovative initiatives that benefit the environment, people and communities we serve. Our environmental commitment focuses on capital investments that lead to measurable improvements in the air we breathe and waters we sail.

We also strive to provide environmental organizations and TOTE colleagues the resources to make a real difference. TOTE’s commitment to our marine environment is carried out each day by the hundreds of dedicated employees at each of our operating companies.

The International Maritime Organization designated the coastlines of North America as an Emission Control Area in 2010, imposing new emissions standards on the shipping industry. To go above and beyond these regulations, TOTE saw this as an opportunity to lead the industry by investing in liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine technology for its fleet. 

TOTE launched the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containerships in 2015 for the Marline Class Vessels serving Puerto Rico. Conversion is underway for the Alaska ORCA Class vessels to run on dual-fuel LNG power by 2023.  The use of LNG as a maritime fuel results in significant emissions reductions and an improvement in overall air quality. Specifically, LNG results in less particulate matter, SOx, and NOx – which the American Lung Association indicates can aggravate respiratory and cardiovascular disease, cause chronic bronchitis, asthma, lung inflammation and emphysema, and lead to cancer.

Donates $1.4M in in-kind donations
and financial support to environmental initiatives annually

First to build an industrial rain garden  in the South Puget Sound

Marlins win the Nor-Shipping Conference "Next Generation Shipping Award in 2013

The world's
first
LNG powered containerships

Utilizes "green" shore power at the Port of Tacoma

Bunker (fueling) in Jacksonville, Florida

Converting Our Fleet to LNG

TOTE is not just the first in the nation to build LNG ships, but we’re also first to convert our existing fleet to run on natural gas. Our two Orca Class vessels, operated by TOTE Maritime Alaska, will be converted with minimal time out of service and return as the most environmentally advanced ships in the nation.

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

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

Doosan
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

Puget Sound Energy
will supply LNG in Tacoma, WA

TOTE Alaska Receives 2019 Environmental Stewardship Award

TOTE Alaska was recently announced as the winner of the 2019 North Star Award for Environmental Stewardship

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