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December 17, 2012

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General Dynamics NASSCO will construct first portacontainer with propulsion to which liquified natural gas

Contract with TOTE Shipholdings for two ships more three in option

Some days before the General Dynamics NASSCO, society integrally controlled from the American group General Dynamics (GD), has undersigned a contract with the compatriot TOTE, Inc. for the construction of first portacontainer of the world with propulsion to which liquified natural gas. Draft of two ships of the length of 233 meters and the unitary ability to 3.100 teu.

NASSCO will begin to construct the first portacontainer in the first trimester of 2014 and it will deliver it to TOTE Shipholdings, Inc., branch of group TOTE, in the fourth trimester of the successive year, while the delivery of the second ship will happen in the first trimester of 2016. The contract includes options for three ulterior ones portacontainer.

The new ships will be planned by the DSEC of the South Korean navalmeccanico group Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) and will be constructed in the ship yard of the NASSCO to San Diego. The portacontainer, to double hull, they will be able to operate is with the gas fuel employment oil that derived from the which liquified natural gas. The two portacontainer they will be employed on the route between the port of Jacksonville, in Florida, and the port of Saint Juan, to Puerto Rico.

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