TOTE Orca Class LNG-Conversion

In January 2013, General Dynamics NASSCO finalized a contract with Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE), Inc. to design the conversion of TOTE’s two existing 839 ft Orca Class, diesel-electric trailerships to liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion. The ships were originally constructed by NASSCO and delivered to TOTE in 2003.

Conversion of the ships to LNG propulsion will significantly reduce or nearly eliminate the sulfur dioxides, nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide (Sox, NOx, and CO2) and particulate matter from ship emissions when compared to traditional diesel fuel.

TOTE Conversion