TOTE Maritime, through its operating companies Sea Star Line and Totem Ocean Trailer Express, provides high-speed liner services in the U.S. domestic trade.
Operating in the Jones Act trade since 1975, TOTE companies strategically and efficiently route cargo from anywhere in North America to Puerto Rico and Alaska.
The services offered by TOTE Maritime companies are critical to our remote areas of the United States. Flexible, efficient, twice-weekly service to their dedicated trade routes ensures reliable, consistent and cost-effective cargo transport for U.S. residents in the non-contiguous states.
TOTE, a leader in environmental responsibility, announced in 2012 plans to convert its Maritime fleet to operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Totem Ocean Trailer Express, already operating the newest ships in the U.S. domestic fleet, was the first in the nation to announce plans to convert its engines to operate on natural gas. TOTE Shipholdings followed later in the year, announcing the company had signed a contract with NASSCO to build the first and largest LNG–powered container vessels in the world to serve the Puerto Rico trade. By converting its fleet to natural gas, the company will create access to reliable sources of LNG to Pacific Northwest and Southeast U.S. ports, and will help lead to the proliferation of natural gas as a transportation fuel.