TOTE has selected Pivotal LNG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AGL Resources and WesPac Midstream, to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel TOTE's two new container ships at Jacksonville in Florida, US.
In late 2015 and early 2016, TOTE's new dual-fuel LNG container ships are expected to be delivered to the port in Jacksonville.
Pivotal LNG, WesPac and TOTE have signed a letter of intent and are working towards definitive agreements.
Pivotal LNG and WesPac intend to work together on this project to create a joint-venture, which will build a new LNG plant in Jacksonville.
Pivotal LNG president Stephen Cittadine said: "We look forward to working with TOTE and WesPac to develop opportunities that help meet the growing demand for LNG as an alternative fuel solution in the Jacksonville area.
"We are very pleased to have been selected by TOTE to supply their two new LNG container ships."
TOTE has announced plans to construct LNG-powered container ships at NASSCO in San Diego.
TOTE EVP and TOTE LNG programmes project leader Peter Keller said: "These new innovative, environmentally friendly Jones Act ships will provide decades of reliable and environmentally superior service to the people of Puerto Rico."
AGL Resources provides services in natural gas distribution, midstream operations and cargo shipping, while WesPac has been formed to operate energy facilities throughout North America.