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USA's Ingram Barge Appoints Coal Division Sales Leader

Joe Johnson: Photo credit Ingram

Joe Johnson has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Coal, in the Ingram Barge Company of Nashville, Tennessee. Joe Johnson already is serving in this newly created position, and the Ingram sales team now reports to him, with respect to their coal accounts. He joined Ingram in 2002 and has handled the majority of the company’s utility and export coal customer base. Prior to joining Ingram, he gained over 20 years of experience in the coal industry. The new Asst. V-P is an alumnus of the University of Denver, where he received his Master’s degree in Transportation and he received his Bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University. He and his wife, Rebecca, have two sons and reside in Brentwood, TN. Ingram Marine Group includes two primary operating units: Ingram Barge Company and Custom Fuel Services. Ingram Barge Company is the leading carrier on America's inland waterways. Ingram operates a fleet of more than 150 line haul towboats and nearly 4,500 barges that transport coal, aggregates, grain, fertilizer, ores, alloys, steel products and chemicals.  

UMG Barge Line Acquired by Ingram

United Maritime Group, LLC Announces Agreement to Sell U.S. United Barge Line, LLC to Ingram Barge Company.   United Maritime Group, LLC ("UMG") today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell U.S. United Barge Line, LLC ("UBL"), a wholly owned barge transportation subsidiary of UMG, to Ingram Barge Company. Based in Tampa, the subsidiaries of UMG operate businesses in the dry bulk transportation and logistics industry, including U.S

Ingram Marine Announces Executive Promotions

Ingram Marine Group announced the following executive leadership promotions. David Sehrt, former Vice President of Operations and Engineering for Ingram Barge Company, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Dan Mecklenborg, previously Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Ingram Barge Company, has been named Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Legal Officer.

P.B. Shah President Ingram Barge Co.

Photo courtesy The Strategy Group

P.B. (Kaj) Shah, Senior Vice President of Customer Service, was named President of Ingram Barge company. The appointment was announced by Craig E. Philip, CEO of Ingram Barge Company. Shah has been an Ingram executive since 1989. Most recently, he has been responsible for managing the logistics and transportation needs of Ingram’s dry cargo customers. During his more than 20 years at Ingram, Shah has held various positions in Logistics, Corporate Development, Planning and Strategy

Moody's: Sale of Inland River Barge Ops is a "Credit Negative" for United Maritime

New York, April 24, 2012 -- Moody's issued a press release on the planned sale of United Maritime Group, LLC's ("UMG", B2 stable) inland river barge operation, United Barge Line, LLC ("UBL") to Ingram Barge Company (not rated) for $222 million, calling it is negative for the company's credit profile. UMG's business profile will change and cash flow generating capacity will meaningfully reduce with the divestiture of its inland river barging

Thrustmaster Closes OTC with Dutch Barge Company Deal

Left to Right: Thrustmasters Hans Hoek, Jan Terlouw, Dutch Barge Companys Henk Kapitein, and Thrustmasters President Joe Bekker.

Thrustmaster of Texas, a manufacturer of commercial marine propulsion equipment based out of Houston, closed out this year's OTC by placing ink to paper after signing a contract on the trade show floor with the Dutch Barge Company Thursday to supply a complete thruster package. The deal concluded at a press conference inside the Reliant Center hosted by Thrustmaster’s president, Joe Bekker, and Dutch Barge Company's Henk Kapitein.

Canal Barge Order for FirstWave/Newpark

FirstWave/Newpark Shipbuilding has been awarded a contract by Canal Barge Company, Inc. of New Orleans, La. for the construction of 10 double skin tank barges. All 10 barges are scheduled for delivery in 1999.

Trinity Industries Announces Barge Construction Agreement

Trinity Marine Products has reached a long-term agreement to provide barges to Ingram Barge Company, the leading carrier on America's inland waterways. The contract calls for the construction of dry cargo units for a number of years. The terms were not disclosed except that the agreement protects Trinity with cost escalation coverage.

Ingram Marine Group Promotes Three

Ingram Marine Group, an inland marine transportation companies, announced the following executive leadership promotions. Dale Heller, former Vice President and Chief Information Officer, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and CIO. Allen Oldham, previously Vice President of Finance and Business Development, and Controller, has been named Senior Vice President and Controller. Jim Lanier, who has served as Assistant Vice President of Internal Audit, Ingram Industries Inc

Bouchard: New Logo and Website

New logo for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., an independently-owned oceangoing petroleum barge company, has introduced a new corporate logo and announced plans to launch an updated website before the end of the year. Both the new logo and updated website,, are designed by WEBDESIGN of New York, a creative agency with an emphasis on web design and technology solutions, based in New York, N.Y.

Inland Marine Service Appoints New Leadership

Kristina Luna (Photo: IMS)

Four corporate professionals have recently joined Inland Marine Service (IMS), announced Dave Hammond, President of Inland Marine Service.   The new hires are Kristina Luna, HR Manager; Moses Garza, Tankerman Supervisor; Caleb King, Manager SHEQ/Compliance Director; and Brian Howell

MN100: DA West

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The Company: DA WEST is a USA Woman Owned Small Business, manufacturing diesel powered equipment to a diverse client base. All products are listed on the GSA ADVANTAGE schedule. The firm provides products to the military, NOAA, Tug and Barge Companies and oil-spill response organizations

AWO Holds Spring Convention

Tom Allegretti (Photo: AWO)

AWO members converge on Washington D.C. for another record-setting barge-in; new leadership elected   The American Waterways Operators’ (AWO) 2016 Spring Convention attracted more than 200 members to Washington, D.C. April 19-21, including 36 first-time attendees.   

American Waterways Operators Elects Chairman

Jim Farley, Corporate Vice President - Industry Relations, Kirby Corporation, is named Chairman of the Board of the American Waterways Operators, the national tugboat, towboat and barge industry association. (Photo: American Waterways Operators)

The members of the American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected a new slate of leaders during AWO's Spring Convention held recently in Washington, D.C.   James F

VT Halter Launches Tug for Bouchard

Frederick E Bouchard launch Photo Courtesy VT Halter Marine

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announces the launch of the M/V Frederick E. Bouchard, at its Moss Point Marine Shipyard Facility in Escatawpa, Mississippi on Thursday, March 31, 2016. M/V Frederick E

Ingram Barge Company Makes Repower Push

Photo: Ingram Barge Company

Ingram Barge Company selects GE Marine Solutions Tier 4 technology to repower three towboats   An Ingram Barge Company pilot lives on the water, pushing cargo while navigating the more than 4,500 miles of the U.S. Inland Waterways. When Ingram needed to repower their M/V CRYSTAL D

More than 100 Graduate from SUNY Maritime

Morton Bouchard III, President & CEO of Bouchard Transportation

More than 100 students crossed the stage to receive their degrees at State University of New York Maritime College Jan. 29.   Graduates represent 15 fields of study, a quarter of them at the graduate level. More than 60 of them will also graduate with U.S

SUNY Maritime to Honor Mort Bouchard

Morton S. Bouchard (Photo: Bouchard Transportation Company)

The State University of New York Maritime College will confer the honorary degree of doctor of science degree on Morton S. Bouchard III, the president and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc., during winter 2016 commencement exercises Friday, January 29.   

ACL Acquires AEP River Operations

Mark Knoy (Photo: American Commercial Lines)

 Marine transportation service company American Commercial Lines (ACL) announced it has acquired commercial inland barge company AEP River Operations from American Electric Power (AEP).   AEP River Operations is based in Chesterfield, Mo., with operations in Paducah, Ky

Ingram Wins EPA 2015 SmartWay Excellence Award

 Chuck Arnold, Ingram’s VP of Business & Strategic Development

Ingram Barge Company was honored today with a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.   “We’re so proud to be an industry leader in environmental

New Orleans Port to Host Maritime Workforce Summit


  The Port of New Orleans is set to host the 2nd Annual Maritime Workforce Summit and Career Expo presented by WWL-TV’s ‘We Choose Louisiana.”   Designed to expand awareness of the economic impact of commerce on the Lower Mississippi River and highlight career

AEP to Sell AEP River Ops To ACL

An AEP river tow (File image)

American Electric Power (AEP) has signed an agreement to sell its commercial barge transportation subsidiary, AEP River Operations LLC, to American Commercial Lines (ACL), owned by Platinum Equity, for approximately $550 million. AEP River Operations is a commercial inland barge company

MN 100: Bouchard Transportation

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The Company: Bouchard Transportation’s history dates back to its incorporation in 1918 by founder, Capt. Fred Bouchard, the youngest tugboat captain in the Port of New York. Bouchard is a family owned business and the nation’s largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge

MN 100: AEP River Operations

President: Keith Darling

AEP River Operations offers the largest covered hopper fleet of any carrier. Complementing its barge operations is a fleet of over 80 boats ranging in power from  1,550 to 11,000 hp. The Company: Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, AEP River Operations is a barge company offering service

Bouchard Christens ATB

Photo: Bouchard Transportation Co.

Oceangoing petroleum barge company Bouchard Transportation Co. celebrated the christening of two new vessels, M/V Kim M. Bouchard and B. No. 270, in New Orleans. The B. No. 270 was launched at VT Halter Shipyard Operations in Pascagoula, Miss., earlier this year, and the tug Kim M

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