The Palmetto State, the eighth and final tanker to be constructed at NASSCO as part of a dual-customer program, returned from it’s first run at sea this week.

A product of advanced technology, innovation and strong manufacturing, the Palmetto State and her sister ships are the most fuel-efficient tankers to service the Jones Act trade.

Video: Palmetto State - Final ECO Class tanker to be constructed at NASSCO - returns from sea trials

With an “ECO” design, the tankers offer 33 percent increased fuel efficiency and cleaner shipping options.

The ship was christened and launched at a special ceremony on March 25 and is scheduled to be delivered to American Petroleum Tankers in June.

Click here to learn more about the ECO Class tanker program.

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Source: NASSCO