World’s 2nd LNG-Powered Boxship Joins TOTE Maritime

The world’s second containership to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the Perla Del Caribe, has been delivered to the US-based shipping company TOTE Maritime.

Built by General Dynamics NASSCO, a part of General Dynamics, the ship was delivered two months ahead of schedule and is the sister ship of the world’s first LNG-powered containership, the Isla Bella.

As part of a two-ship contract, which TOTE and NASSCO signed in December 2012, the 764-foot long Marlin Class containerships will be the largest dry cargo ships powered by LNG.

“The Isla Bella is already serving the people and communities of Puerto Rico and we are excited to introduce the Perla Del Caribe into the trade next month,” Anthony Chiarello, president and CEO of TOTE, said.

The Isla Bella was delivered to TOTE in October 2015 and has since been operating between Jacksonville, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.