TOTE Shifts Maritime Companies under Unified Brand
U.S. Jones Act carrier TOTE announced it has shifted operating companies Totem Ocean Trailer Express and Sea Star Line, respectively serving the Alaskan and Puerto Rican/Caribbean markets. Going forward, the companies will be known collectively as TOTE Maritime.
Sea Star Line has delivered goods to Puerto Rico for more than 30 years with twice weekly reliable service that is responsible for goods traveling from the U.S. to the island, while Totem Ocean Trailer Express provides twice weekly service to Alaska and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Additionally, both companies are switching their vessels to run on natural gas as part of TOTE’s long-term strategy targeting environmentally friendly shipping. The Puerto Rico service will soon welcome the world’s first natural gas powered containerships. Totem Ocean will begin the conversion of its first ship this fall.
TOTE Maritime is part of the TOTE family of companies which also includes TOTE Services, a ship management company specializing in natural gas projects and technical services for government and commercial vessels.