On October 30, 2015 the world’s first LNG-powered container vessel, the Isla Bella, transited through the Panama Canal.

With a 3,100 TEU capacity, the American-flagged vessel reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by 98 percent, sulfur oxide emissions by 97 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 76 percent. The ship’s technology also increases fuel efficiency compared to conventionally fueled ships.

The ship will commence regular trade from Jacksonville, Florida to San Juan, Puerto Rico in the fourth quarter of 2015.