Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay
, a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company Inc.
, has been awarded a contract to build two 521-foot long tank barges. The contract includes options for two additional vessels. The contracts were issued by U.S. Shipping Partners, a leading provider of long-haul marine transportation services. The company provides transport for refined petroleum and chemical products. The barges are scheduled for delivery in 2008. The 72-foot wide barges, which can hold 156,000 barrels of oil, are designed for ocean travel and will be used for transport along the East Coast. They will be the 15th and 16th tank barges ordered from The Manitowoc Company since 1999. (Source: Green Bay Press Gazette)