Tote behind Philly Shipyard order to enter Hawaii trade

US line Tote has announced that it is planning to establish a new service between the US mainland and Hawaii, and is the company behind an order for two plus two 3,700 teu containerships at Philly Shipyard.

Tote has also begun talks with the new deep water Kapalama Container Terminal in Honolulu for the terminal space required for the service.

Anthony Chiarello, president and CEO of Tote, commented: “Tote’s presence on the islands will provide market stability and introduce new environmentally advanced vessels that will greatly benefit the islands.”

Philly Shipyard has already commence construction of the new vessels, which will enter service in early 2020 and 2021 to meet new environmental regulations which will see the need to replace older tonnage in the trade.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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