Domestic Shipping

Domestic Shipping

TOTE: A Company With Focus

TOTE is the head of one of the nation’s leading domestic shipping operations. TOTE Maritime companies provide essential cargo services to Alaska and Puerto Rico. TOTE Services, one of the oldest companies in the Saltchuk portfolio, provides leading ship management solutions to government, commercial and private ship owners.

Domestic Shipping in Alaska & Puerto Rico

Saltchuk’s first company began what is now our largest line of business. In 2012, TOTE Maritime’s two domestic liner businesses announced they would be the first in the U.S. to convert their fleet to operate on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Our Domestic Shipping companies’ rich history, exciting growth, and innovation make it a constant source of pride for Saltchuk.

Services Provided

  • Domestic transportation services
  • Cargo logistics
  • 3rd-party vessel construction/management
  • Roll-on-roll-off and containerized ocean transportation
  • Ocean vessel ownership and charter
  • Specialized temperature-controlled equipment fleet

Quick Facts

  • 940+ employees
  • 4 vessels, 4 sailings per week
  • 20+ vessels under management
  • First U.S. company to convert its ships to run on natural gas
  • Built the world’s first LNG-powered containerships


First Coast Terminals

First Coast Terminals is the nation’s leading multi-generational stevedoring and cargo operator committed to safety and the development of innovative solutions for the unique needs of the U.S. maritime industry.

Puerto Rico Terminals

Puerto Rico Terminals provides safe, secure and efficient services to vessels arriving at the San Juan port. Our 122-acre facility features eight newly renovated cranes and RORO/LOLO handling capabilities – operated by the most experienced team in the Puerto Rico trade.

TOTE Maritime Alaska

TOTE Maritime Alaska provides regular ocean transportation between Port of Tacoma and Port of Anchorage. TOTE transports more than one-third of all cargo consumed along the Alaskan Railbelt.

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico

From humble beginnings in 1985 as a two tug-and-barge operation to introducing the world’s first LNG-powered containerships, TOTE’s commitment to the people of Puerto Rico has never wavered.

TOTE Services

Since 1975, TOTE Services has provided full technical management and partial management/ crewing services for nearly one hundred government, private and commercial vessels of various sizes and configurations.