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General Dynamics NASSCO delivers 1st LNG-powered containership; christens first ECO tanker

Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:34 pm

Via GCC:
General Dynamics NASSCO delivers 1st LNG-powered containership; christens first ECO tanker
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/10 ... assco.html

General Dynamics NASSCO delivered the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containership, the Isla Bella, to TOTE Maritime. . . .

As part of a two-ship contract signed in December 2012 with TOTE, the 764-foot long Marlin Class containerships will be the largest dry cargo ships powered by LNG, making them the cleanest cargo-carrying ships. This ship technology will decrease emissions and increase fuel efficiency when compared to conventionally-powered ships—the equivalent of removing 15,700 automobiles from the road.

TOTE, NASSCO, the American Bureau of Shipping, and the U.S. Coast Guard worked together from the beginning of the project to the delivery of the Isla Bella. This included collaboration during the design approval, construction and commissioning the ship to operate safely and effectively on natural gas.

The . . . ships will operate between Jacksonville, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. . . .
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