General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers Second ECO Class Product Carrier to American Petroleum Tankers
The Magnolia State is the second of a five-tanker contract between NASSCO and APT, which calls for the design and construction of five 50,000 deadweight ton, LNG-conversion-ready product carriers with a 330,000 barrel cargo capacity. The 610-foot-long tankers are equipped with a new "ECO" design, which provides a 33 percent fuel efficiency improvement compared to product tankers built only a few years ago.
The construction and operation of the new ECO Class tankers are aligned with the Jones Act, requiring that ships carrying cargo between U.S. ports be built in U.S. shipyards, further protecting hundreds of thousands of American jobs and almost
Scott Peters signaled the start of construction of the Magnolia State. In
Toni Atkins laid the keel.
The ships were designed by DSEC, a subsidiary of
The Magnolia State, along with others in the ECO Class, are the first in the Jones Act fleet to obtain a PMA+ Notation from the