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  • TOTE President Testifies Regarding Response in Puerto Rico
    Below is Anthony Chiarello’s, President and CEO of TOTE, statement to the House Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Marine Transportation on September 28, 2017. “Good morning Chairman Hunter, Ranking Member Garamendi and Members of the Committee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. Thank you for the opportunity to...
  • TOTE Maritime Prepares for Next Phase of LNG Operations
    TOTE Maritime Prepares for Next Phase of LNG Operations JAX LNG, TOTE Maritime’s LNG supplier, has received approval for their LNG facility and barge-to-ship bunkering   Jacksonville, Florida – August 22, 2017 – TOTE Maritime congratulates JAX LNG, LLC on reaching another critical milestone.  JAX LNG has received a Letter of...
  • TOTE Announces Plans for Hawai’i Shipping Service
    TOTE Announces Plans to Establish New U.S. Mainland to Hawai’i Shipping Service Terminal space in Honolulu key to TOTE’s plans to bring new environmentally advanced containerships to Hawai’i trade in 2020 Honolulu, HI – TOTE announced today its intention to establish a new domestic shipping service to Hawai’i. The company is...
  • TOTE Maritime Invests to Remain a Tech Leader in Shipping
      New Investments Help Shipper Maintain Most Modern Fleet in the Trade Jacksonville, FL – TOTE Maritime continues its tradition of M2M leadership in the shipping industry with its purchase this year of 350 new high-tech smart refrigerated containers to service the Puerto Rico trade route. TOTE Maritime was among...
  • TOTE Services Announces Leadership Transition
    June 12, 2017 – After nearly 27 years with TOTE Services, Mitch Walker, Vice President Marine Operations, Government & Commercial, retired on June 1st. “Mitch’s steady leadership, in depth vessel management experience and unwavering support for the TOTE Services family near and far will be missed” noted Phil Greene, President...
  • DOT Secretary Visits TOTE Services Ships
    Earlier this month, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao visited the Pollux and Regulus, two ships managed by TOTE Services. ...
  • TOTE Maritime, INTERSHIP Team to Create Puerto Rico’s Leading Terminal Operator
    TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and INTERSHIP have teamed to form one of the largest, most experienced and most advanced terminal operating companies serving Puerto Rico....
  • General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers Second Liquefied Natural Gas Containership
    Fueled by liquefied natural gas, the Perla Del Caribe will join its sister ship, the Isla Bella, as the greenest containership in the world....
  • TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico Successfully Performs First LNG Bunkering at Jacksonville Port
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Bee Meas bmeas@totemaritime.com 253-449-8162 TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico Successfully Performs First LNG Bunkering at Jacksonville Port January 12, 2016 – Jacksonville, FL – On Saturday, January 9, 2016, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico successfully loaded LNG bunkers aboard the world’s first LNG powered containership, MV Isla...
  • TOTE Maritime Alaska Names Michael Noone to President of TOTE Maritime Alaska
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Contact: Bee Meas TOTE Maritime Alaska 206-304-3321 TOTE Maritime Alaska Names Michael Noone to President of TOTE Maritime Alaska December 7, 2015- Federal Way, WA – TOTE Maritime Alaska is pleased to announce that Michael Noone will assume the role of President, January 1, 2016. Noone...
  • Oct. 7 Statement by TOTE President on El Faro Incident
    Statement by Anthony Chiarello, TOTE President & CEO on the El Faro Incident Jacksonville, FL (October 7, 2015) – The following statement was delivered by Anthony Chiarello, TOTE President & CEO this afternoon at 4:30 PM EST: “Since Thursday, every individual in the TOTE organization has held out hope that the crew...
  • Oct. 2 Update from TOTE Maritime on El Faro
    Statement from TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico Regarding the Current Situation with El Faro Jacksonville, FL (October 2, 2015) – Tim Nolan, President of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico issued the following statement regarding the current situation with the El Faro. “On September 29, the El Faro, one of TOTE Maritime Puerto...
  • TOTE and NASSCO Launch World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Containership
    TOTE and NASSCO Launch World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Containership Perla del Caribe, one of two Marlin Class ships built to serve Puerto Rico, will reduce air emissions and result in healthier communities August 31, 2015 (San Diego, CA) – Saturday, TOTE and NASSCO launched Perla del Caribe, the second of...
  • TOTE Launches World’s First LNG Powered Containership
    TOTE Launches World’s First LNG Powered Containership Isla Bella will Serve Puerto Rico Once in Service April 18, 2015 (San Diego, CA) – More than 3,400 gathered to watch as the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containership, christened Isla Bella, was launched tonight in San Diego. The ships’...
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  • TOTE Services Names Michael Kondraki to Senior Leadership Team
    TOTE Services Names Michael Kondracki to Senior Leadership Team Jacksonville, FL (March 24, 2015) – TOTE Services president, Phil Greene, Jr. announced that Michael J. (Mick) Kondracki has been promoted to Director of Labor Relations and Risk Management effective March 16, 2015.  Mick joins the TOTE Services executive team with...
  • Terry Howard to Lead Carlile
    Terry Howard To Lead Carlile Anchorage, Alaska – March 9, 2015 – Terry Howard has been promoted to President of Carlile.  Howard joined Carlile in September 2013 as Director of Maintenance & Equipment and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in the fall of 2014.  Howard’s expanded responsibilities as...
  • WESPAC MIDSTREAM SIGNS CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO BUILD FIRST LNG BUNKER BARGE IN NORTH AMERICA FOR TOTE
    WESPAC MIDSTREAM SIGNS CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TO BUILD FIRST LNG BUNKER BARGE IN NORTH AMERICA FOR TOTE Agreement underlines commitment to provide comprehensive solution for ship owners to meet ECA compliance IRVINE, CA, U.S.A.: WesPac Midstream LLC (WesPac), a leading provider of energy infrastructure and liquefied natural gas (LNG) solutions, and its...
  • TOTE Named Ocean-Going Ship Operator of the Year
    TOTE Wins Lloyds List 2015 Ocean-Going Ship Operator of the Year Award February 20, 2015 – TOTE Inc. was recognized as the winner of the Lloyd’s List Award for Ocean-Going Ship Operator of the Year (North America) for 2015. Mitch Walker, Vice President of Ship Operations–Government for TOTE Services, attended the...
  • Sea Star Line Announces Earlier Start Date for Barge Service
    Sea Star Line Announces Earlier Start Date for Barge Service January 19, 2015 – Last week Sea Star Line announced a new weekly barge service from Jacksonville to Puerto Rico intended to commence on Thursday, January 29th.  However, based on market demand, Sea Star has now restructured assets and plans...
  • Sea Star Line Finalizes Agreement to Supply Barge Service to Puerto Rico Trade
    Sea Star Line Finalizes Agreement to Supply Barge Service to Puerto Rico Trade January 16, 2015 – Sea Star Line, LLC today announced it has entered into an agreement to lease two barges with combined additional capacity of 800 forty-foot equivalent units (FEUS). The weekly barge service, with a barge...
  • TOTE, PIVOTAL LNG, WESPAC MIDSTREAM SIGN AGREEMENT FOR LNG
                             TOTE, PIVOTAL, WESPAC MIDSTREAM SIGN AGREEMENT FOR LNG Groundbreaking partnership represents the start of LNG adoption as a marine fuel in the United States JACKSONVILLE – Jan. 6, 2015 – Pivotal LNG, Inc. (Pivotal LNG), a wholly owned...
  • Sea Star Line Exploring Addition of Barge Service to Puerto Rico Trade
      Sea Star Line Exploring Addition of Barge Service to Puerto Rico Trade   December 15, 2014 – Sea Star Line, LLC today announced its intention to add a weekly container barge service to its existing sailing schedule. The container barge service would complement Sea Star’s existing twice-weekly vessel offering...
  • Totem Ocean, PSE Sign Fuel Supply Agreement
    Totem Ocean, PSE Sign Fuel Supply Agreement PSE to Provide LNG to Totem Ocean’s Vessels Bellevue, Wash. (Oct. 27, 2014) – Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Washington state’s oldest local energy company, and Totem Ocean Trailer Express (Totem Ocean) today announced they have signed a contract for PSE to provide liquefied...
  • TOTE Shipholdings Finalizes Charter with Sea Star Line for First LNG Containerships
    TOTE Shipholdings Finalizes Charter with Sea Star Line for First LNG Containerships World’s First LNG Powered Containerships to Serve Puerto Rico Jacksonville, FL/San Juan, Puerto Rico – October 2, 2014   TOTE, Inc. announced an agreement today between its operating companies TOTE Shipholdings Inc. and Sea Star Line LLC on the...
  • TOTE, Saltchuk Secure Financing for Marlin Class Vessels
    TOTE, Saltchuk Secure Financing for Marlin Class Vessels Maritime Administration to Provide Title XI Loan Guarantee for World’s First LNG Containerships Washington DC – September 22, 2014 Today,the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD)  announced a $324.6 million loan guarantee for TOTE Shipholdings and Saltchuk Resources for their Marlin Class vessels.  The two...
  • World’s First LNG Containership Receives ME-GI Engine
    World’s First LNG Containership Receives ME-GI Engine San Diego, CA (September 15, 2014) – Late last month, NASSCO engineers placed the world’s first dual-fuel slow speed engine into the World’s First Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) powered containership. The ME-GI engine represents the next generation of technology that will open the...
  • Sea Star Line Sponsors & Participates in Wounded Warrior Project 8K Run
    Sea Star Line Sponsors and Participates in Wounded Warrior Project 8K Run  Jacksonville, FL – September 11, 2014 – In a continuing partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project, (WWP), Sea Star Line, LLC was a major sponsor of the Wounded Warrior Project 8K Run held on Saturday, September 6th in...
  • Sea Star Line Recognized as Top Ocean Carrier
      Sea Star Recognized as One of the Top Ocean Carriers in Logistics Management’s 2014 Quest for Quality Awards Jacksonville, FL (September 3, 2014) – Sea Star Line, LLC has been named one of the top ocean carriers in the 2014 Quest for Quality Awards conducted by Logistics Management magazine.  ...
  • VIDEO: Construction of LNG Tanks for TOTE’s Marlin Class Ships
    TOTE worked with Cryos to build the LNG tanks for our new Marlin class vessels which will be the world’s first LNG powered containerships. This time lapse video shows the construction and painting of the tanks....
  • TOTE, Saltchuk Enter Next Phase of Construction on Marlin Class Vessels
    TOTE, Saltchuk Enter Next Phase of Construction on Marlin Class Vessels Engine and LNG Tanks Delivered to General Dynamics NASSCO San Diego – July 15, 2014 The arrival of the world’s first dual-fuel slow-speed engine to General Dynamics’ NASSCO’s Shipyard marks the next phase of construction for TOTE’s Marlin Class...
  • TOTE CEO honored by White House as a “Champion of Change,” leading the U.S. maritime industry toward natural gas as fuel
    WASHINGTON- May 14, 2014 – TOTE, Inc. President & CEO Anthony Chiarello is among 11 individuals honored by the White House as 2014 transportation industry “Champions of Change.” Chiarello was chosen for his role in leading the U.S. maritime industry toward natural gas as fuel. Chiarello joined fellow honorees and...
  • TOTE CEO honored by The Marine Society of New York
    New York – TOTE President & CEO Anthony Chiarello has been selected by The Marine Society of New York as the 2014 Marine Society Honoree. Chiarello accepted the honor at The Society’s 244th Annual Dinner, April 7, 2014 in New York City. The Marine Society of New York is a...
  • Saltchuk named as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company
    Ethisphere Institute honors Saltchuk companies and the culture of ethics that unites them. SEATTLE, WA – March 21, 2014 – Saltchuk, one of the nation’s leading freight transportation and distribution companies, announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices...
  • Carlile Transportation Systems, Inc., has named Todd Allen Vice President of Human Resources
    ANCHORAGE, AK – March 19, 2014 – Carlile Transportation Systems, Inc. has named Todd Allen as their new Vice President of Human Resources. Todd will provide leadership over the Human Resources Department for Carlile. Todd is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of leadership experience providing human resource...
  • TOTE, General Dynamics NASSCO mark the start of construction for the first LNG-powered containership in the world
      February 25, 2014 – San Diego, California, U.S.A. – Fireworks marked the first cut of steel in a ceremony last night as construction of TOTE, Inc.’s new Marlin Class, the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containership in the world, began at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego,...
  • Totem Ocean chooses Wärtsilä technology for largest LNG ship conversion in North America
    February 18, 2014  – Totem Ocean Trailer Express (Totem Ocean) has announced that Wärtsilä will supply main engines, generators and integrated LNG storage and fuel gas handling systems (LNGPac™) for the largest LNG conversions ever undertaken in North America. In making this decision John Parrott, President of Totem Ocean, cited Wärtsilä’s...
  • Pivotal LNG and WesPac Midstream LLC Selected to Serve TOTE’s LNG Vessels in Jacksonville, Florida
    ATLANTA – Feb. 6, 2014 –Pivotal LNG, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS), and WesPac Midstream LLC (WesPac) today announced they have been selected by TOTE, Inc. to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel TOTE’s two new state-of-the-art container ships in Jacksonville, Fla. TOTE’s new...
  • Sea Star Line leadership changing hands, Nolan appointed President as Keller promoted to EVP of TOTE
    Princeton, NJ • Jacksonville, FL (December 12, 2013) – Effective January 1, 2014, Sea Star Line (SSL) President Peter Keller will become Executive Vice President of Sea Star Line’s parent company, TOTE, Inc.  In this new capacity he will assist in the oversight of both TOTE Shipholdings and the TOTE...
  • Carlile Transportation Systems, Inc., a TOTE Logistics company, has named Henri Legal Vice President, LTL & Facilities
     ANCHORAGE, AK – August 19, 2013 – Carlile Transportation Systems, Inc., a TOTE Logistics company, has named Henri Legal Vice President, LTL & Facilities. Henri will be responsible for setting the strategy and business plan for Carlile’s LTL and Facility locations.  He joins Carlile most recently from Western Canada Express,...
  • Carlile Transportation Systems Adds Key Positions
    Federal Way, Wash. – July 1, 2013 – John Armstrong – Vice President, Logistics, Carlile Transportation Systems John Armstrong has accepted the position of Vice President, Logistics for Carlile Transportation Systems, Inc.  John is responsible for setting the strategy and business plan for the company’s non-asset based logistics services including...
  • TOTE CEO Anthony Chiarello Receives Vincent T. Hirsch Award for Professional Excellence
    Princeton, NJ – June 28, 2013 – TOTE, Inc. President and CEO Anthony Chiarello was honored by The Navy League of the United States with the Vincent T. Hirsch Maritime Award at the organization’s annual convention and Sea Service Awards Luncheon in Long Beach, CA last week. The Vincent T....
  • TOTE’s New LNG Containerships Receive Global Honors For Maritime Innovation
    Princeton, NJ- June 7, 2013– On June 4, TOTE became the first U.S. company to take home the Next Generation Shipping award at Nor-Shipping, the premier forum for the global maritime industry. The Nor-Shipping 2013 Awards recognize achievement in three different but very important areas – energy efficiency, innovative ship...
  • Carlile Transportation Joins Saltchuk Family of Companies
    Seattle, WA – May 31, 2013  – Carlile Transportation Systems, one of the largest trucking and logistics companies in Alaska, has been acquired by Saltchuk Resources, a Seattle-based family of diversified transportation and petroleum distribution companies.                                                      “Our relationship with Saltchuk is 20 years long, already having been friends, vendors and...
  • General Dynamics NASSCO and Totem Ocean Trailer Express Finalize Design Contract for LNG Conversion of Orca Class
    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that it has finalized a contract with Totem Ocean Trailer Express  to design the conversion of the company’s two existing Orca Class, diesel-electric trailerships to liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion. ...
  • TOTE Services Top Leadership Position Changing Hands
    MOORESTOWN, NJ – January 15, 2013 – Captain Jorge Aguirre, a veteran in the maritime industry, has announced his retirement from TOTE Services after 33 years with the company. Aguirre spent 16 years at sea, coming ashore with TOTE Services in June of 1980 as a Port Captain at the...
  • World’s FIrst LNG-Powered Container ships To Serve Puerto Rico For TOTE, Inc.
    December 4, 2012, PRINCETON, NJ – TOTE, Inc. announced today it has committed to the construction of two new state-of-the-art container ships for the Puerto Rico trade, with options for three more vessels for additional domestic service. The agreement with General Dynamics NASSCO represents a major technological milestone in international...
  • TOTE Services’ EMPIRE STATE assists in Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort
    October 31, 2012- TOTE Services was approached by MARAD to oversee the emergency activation of State of New York schoolship, SS EMPIRE STATE. The vessel is being utilized to provide berthing and messing for approx. 600 relief and recovery workers of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) who are assisting...
  • TOTE Services Awarded Government Contract
    October 2012 – TOTE Services has been notified that the Maritime Administration (MARAD) has completed its evaluation of RFP Solicitation No. DTMA8R02012001 and awarded contract for the management of the Cape Horn and Cape Hudson to TOTE Services.  This award was based on excellent Technical and Past Performance ratings, combined...
  • Interocean becomes TOTE Services
    October 1, 2012 – Interocean American Shipping Corporation is now TOTE Services. The name may have changed, but the company continues its proud history of providing operation and management services for third-party ship owners of both foreign and U.S. flag vessels owned by affiliated companies.  TOTE Services was originally founded...