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Susan Schrempf Receives Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

Susan Schrempf, President and CEO of the Owen Sound Transportation Company was honored with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.   Throughout Ms. Schrempf’s tenure with the Owen Sound Transportation Company and Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, she has played a key role in Canada’s transportation industry.  She is the past-president and 2nd vice-chair of the Canadian Ferry Operators Association (CFOA). “Susan has been an integral part of Canada’s transportation industry for many years, and we are very happy to see her receive this recognition,” said Serge Buy, CEO of CFOA.  “She is an icon in our industry.” The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal marks the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne in 1952.  The medal honors significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.  

Maritime College to Honor Angerame, Bouchard

The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College said it will honor two industry leaders at its annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, May 6. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Vander Clute Hall on the SUNY Maritime College campus. All tables to the event are sold out. At the event, the College will honor Richard A. Angerame, Class of 1973, President and CEO of utiliVisor, and Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc

BMF Delivers RTC 26 and RTC 27

Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., (BMF) Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered the RTC 26 and RTC 27, double hull, oil tank barges built to meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA’90), to Reinauer Transportation Companies, L.L.C., Staten Island, N.Y. Following the delivery of the RTC 26 and RTC 27, Bollinger announced the signing of a sister ship, Bollinger hull number 543, scheduled for delivery in the 4th quarter of 2008

SUNY Maritime Honors Bouchard's CEO

President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation, Morton S. Bouchard III accepts the Admiral’s Award from Maritime College Interim President Dr. Michael A. Cappeto at the Annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation, Morton S. Bouchard III accepts the Admiral’s Award from Maritime College Interim President Dr. Michael A. Cappeto at the Annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Morton S. Bouchard III Announces Plan for the Construction of Dormitory to House Visitors to the Tug & Barge Simulation Center at SUNY Maritime College Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc

Eagle Bulk Shipping Takes Delivery of Supramax Drybulk Vessel

Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc., a global marine transportation company specializing in the Supramax segment of the dry bulk shipping industry,announced that it has taken delivery of the Shrike, a 2003 built 53,343 dwt Supramax dry bulk vessel. The Shrike was acquired as part of a three vessel transaction announced on February 28, 2007. The Shrike will immediately commence a 24-27 month charter at a rate of $24,600/day. The charterer has an option to extend the charter period by 12-14 months at a

MOL Appoints Agents in Romania and Ukraine

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), one of the world's largest global multimodal transportation companies, announced the appointment of a new shipping agent in Romania and Ukraine.   As of March 1, Amity Shipping will manage all MOL liner agency activities in Romania and the Ukraine.

Chemoil / All Round Fuel Trading Debut New Barge

The 6,745 metric tonne (mt) Maxima is now operational in Rotterdam. The Maxima represents the future for European bunker supplies. The double-hulled tanker barge was launched in Rotterdam of the Maxima. Jointly owned by bunker supplier Chemoil / All Round Fuel Trading BV (Chemoil/ARFT), fuel oil transportation company FTS/Hofftrans, and shipbuilder Breko Nieuwbouw under the name Maxima Tankers BV, the Maxima will begin operations on April 29.

New Tool at SCI


Additional simulator in SCI’s Houston Center for Maritime Education enlarges capacity for specialized assessment and training.   This month, the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) completes construction of an environment tailored for one-on-one mariner skill appraisal. SCI’s new Houston simulator manufactured by Transas provides a dedicated tool for assessments, corrective action implementation and company human resource evaluations.  

Overseas Shipholding's Leadership Change

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Arntzen Resigns, Johnston Takes the reigns at OSG Overseas Shipholding Group announce the appointment of Captain Robert Johnston as President & CEO. Morten Arntzen has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Company to be succeeded by Johnston. Captain Robert Johnston will serve as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective immediately. He was previously the Senior Vice President and Head of U.S

O'Neill to Head Vessel Operations at Ingram

Ingram Marine Group, one of America's leading inland marine transportation companies, today announced the appointment of David O'Neill as Vice President of Operations for Ingram Barge Company. Ingram Barge Company's Operations hub is located in Paducah, Kentucky, and is the largest employer in the region. Mr. O'Neill will oversee all vessel operations in addition to Ingram Support Services, Ingram Towing and Emergency Response. He

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

Commission Appointments at Long Beach Port

Lou Anne Bynum and Doug Drummond

  The Long Beach City Council on Tuesday confirmed the appointments of Long Beach City College executive Lou Anne Bynum and former City Councilman Doug Drummond to second terms on the Board of Harbor Commissioners.   Mayor Robert Garcia announced the reappointments last month

Alaska Marine Lines Reduces Fuel Surcharge

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Alaska Marine Lines, a marine transportation company providing barge service to and from Alaska and Hawaii, informs it has filed with the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to decrease the fuel surcharge from certain locations as a result of fluctuating fuel costs.  

Demand Rising for Cyrogenic Valves in Marine Sector

Photo: Bestobell

UK-based manufacturer of cryogenic valves Bestobell Marine said it has seen a major increase in demand for its cryogenic valves from the marine sector in the U.S. This is largely due to the new Emissions Control Areas (ECA) which is increasing the number of dual-fuel vessels being commissioned

CITB Employees Vote Down Union Petition

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Representative employees of marine transportation company of Cook Inlet Tug & Barge Inc. (CITB) on Monday voted to reject a petition that would see a union organize to represent the company’s marine employees, CITB announced today.  

Shipping Lines Keen for Cooperation with Iran

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 The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and the country’s leading ports operator, the Tidewater Middle East Maritime Company, have been removed from the US list of companies designated for sanctions and assets freeze, reports Press TV.  

Update: Runaway Barges Recovered

Towing vessel Joyce Hale recovers one of two barges that drifted into piers of the Starved Rock Dam in Utica, Ill. The vessel was pushing eight barges of dry cargo on the Illinois River Sunday when four barges broke free. (USCG photo)

Two barges that drifted against piers of the Starved Rock Dam in Utica, Illinois Sunday afternoon have been safely recovered, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) reported.   One of the barges, carrying corn, was recovered Sunday evening, while the second barge, carrying sand

Barges Break Free, Hit Starved Rock Dam

U.S. Coast Guard photo

The U.S. Coast Guard is working the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the owners of a tug and barges to quickly and safely move two barges that drifted into the protection walls of Starved Rock Lock and Dam in Utica, Illinois, Sunday afternoon.  

New Ferry Service to Long Island

Sea Jitney connecting NYC to Long Island (Photo: Sea Jitney)

A new intermodal service for the Tri-State area offers a transportation alternative linking New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut with Long Island.   The new service, launched in partnership between Seastreak, the Bridgeport–Port Jefferson Ferry and Hampton Jitney

Ultrapetrol Reports Loss

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New York-listed ship and barge  Ultrapetrol Ltd. (ULTR) has reported a loss of $5.1 million in its first quarter. The Nassau, Bahamas-based company said it had a loss of 4 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 3 cents per share.

Shipping Season Opens on the Mississippi

M/V New Dawn broke through Lake Pepin ice overnight and locked through Lock and Dam 2 around 7:45 a.m. on March 25 (Photo by Pamela Niebur)

First tow marks unofficial opening to Mississippi River navigation season   M/V New Dawn arrived at Lock and Dam 2 near Hastings, Minn. Wednesday morning, marking the unofficial opening of the 2015 shipping season on the Upper Mississippi River, according to the U.S

Bibby Offshore Secures Contract with MGTC

Photo courtesy of Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore announced today that its Asian Division, Bibby Offshore Singapore (‘BOS’), has secured a contract with the Moattama Gas Transportation Company (“MGTC”). MGTC, a joint venture between Total (operator), Unocal, PTT-EP and Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise

EPA’s SmartWay Initiative Makes Way on the Water

Photo: Donald Hutton

Exhaustive studies by The National Waterways Foundation (NWF), a center for research and learning where industry leaders address public policy issues related to America’s inland waterways system, conclude that inland waterways transport generates fewer emissions of particulate matter

GE Diesel Engines and Gearboxes for Reinauer ATB

GE Marine Tier 4 Certified 12V250 Diesel Engine (Image: GE)

Reinauer Transportation Companies, LLC, purchased two GE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 certified marine diesel engines and two Lufkin Marine Propulsion Gearboxes for its new articulated tug and barge (ATB), GE Marine announced.  

Senesco Invests in New Welding System

PEMA WeldControl 200 Create (Image courtesy of PEMA)

Senesco Marine Shipyard on the U.S. northeast coast has invested in a more productive and efficient welding system, concluding a deal with Pemamek to deliver a PEMA Welding Portal for the welding of double bottoms and subassemblies.  

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