TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico News & Media

June 2020

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Puerto Rico National Guard ready for 2020 hurricane season

FORT BUCHANAN, Puerto Rico – The Puerto Rico National Guard is prepared for the start of the 2020 hurricane season and is urging residents to take precautions.

“The Puerto Rico National Guard, and its more than 8,000 Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen, is ready to fulfill the governor’s call in support to the security and emergency agencies in situations like this,” said Maj. Gen. José J. Reyes, the adjutant general of Puerto Rico. “We have been reviewing and updating our contingency plans as well as the municipalities’ emergency plans. Each municipality is unique, and we have to grasp where its weaknesses are to improve the coordination between the municipalities, state, and federal agencies.” Read full article here


Safety at the Forefront

Safety is at the forefront of every decision we make here at TOTE. Check out this video from our leadership team reflecting on why safety is so important to us and what we are doing to be better every day to keep people safe!

See video here

TOTE's 100th LNG Bunkering

This month TOTE Puerto Rico celebrated its 100th waterside bunkering of LNG of the Marlin Class vessels. A special thanks to Jim Wagstaff and his operations team who has worked tirelessly to pioneer commercial cargo vessels powered by LNG. Here is a quick port side video of the bunkering event: Click here to watch

TOTE Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Jones Act

Here we are, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Jones Act. TOTE’s success, and that of the domestic maritime industry, is enabled by the Jones Act, which allows carriers like us to leverage:

1) innovative technologies, e.g. LNG powered vessels

2) focused investments

3) a dedicated, trade route to create a significant, positive economic impact to Puerto Rico.

This link is a video from our TOTE colleagues regarding their appreciation for our merchant marines and the Jones Act policy: Click here to watch

TOTE Mother’s Day Appreciation

To the Mothers taking on extra roles of teacher and caregiver while still working to keep the country going and those who are apart from their families during these uncertain times, TOTE would like to say thank you to all the Moms out there for everything that you do. Click here to watch

Safety Spotlight - Hurricane Hazards

While hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property, tropical storms and depressions can also be devastating.

Hazards from tropical cyclones (which include tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes) include storm surge flooding, inland flooding from heavy rains, destructive winds, tornadoes and high surf with rip currents.

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