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Ship Ceremony Information

World’s First LNG-Powered Containership to be Launched at General Dynamics NASSCO

WHAT: Special event to christen and launch the world’s first LNG-powered containership built by General Dynamics NASSCO.

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 8:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. (Gate opens at 7:00p.m.)

WHERE: General Dynamics NASSCO – 2798 East Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92113

As part of a two-ship contract signed in 2012 with TOTE, Inc., when completed the 764-foot long Marlin-class containerships will be the largest ships of any kind in the world primarily powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The vessels will operate on either fuel oil or gas derived from LNG, which will significantly decrease emissions while increasing fuel efficiency as compared to conventionally-powered ships. The LNG-powered ships will also include a ballast water treatment system, making them the greenest ships of their size anywhere in the world.

Upon delivery in late-2015, the double-hulled, Jones Act-qualified ships will operate between Jacksonville, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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