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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Meredith C Reinauer News

IPS Delivers for Reinauer

The Marine Division of Industrial Power Systems has completed ABS inspections, functional testing, and delivery of the Main and Emergency Switchboards for the Reinauer Transportation ATB Tug, Meredith C. Reinauer. The Meredith C is the latest of three new tug and barge combinations built by Alabama Shipyard and Atlantic Marine. IPS Marine has provided the switchboards for all three projects.

NY, Heating Oil Barge Runs Aground

A barge carrying more than 5 million gallons of home heating oil reportedly struck an unknown object and began taking on water near City Island, N.Y., at approximately 2:30 p.m., Jan 22. No pollution is reported at this time. The commercial tug Meredith C. Reinauer was pushing a barge to Boston, Mass., when they reportedly struck the object near Execution Rocks, N.Y. The master of the tug contacted the Coast Guard and reported the barge was taking on water in a ballasting void. The tug brought the barge to anchor off of Hart Island, N.Y. A Coast Guard 41-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Kings Point was quickly on scene to confirm that the vessel was not discharging any oil. Commercial divers from Randive, Inc.

Tanker Trends: ATB Construction Forges Ahead …. Just Not at Torrid 2002 Pace

Construction of Articulated Tug Barge units (ATB) continues to occupy a prominent place in the order books of several shipyards. However the pace of current building and back ordered units is not as high as the 2000-2002 period. "It looks like we are in for a little 'breather' for a while," said Allen Craft, senior vice president of Intercontinental Engineering-Manufacturing Corporation, Kansas City, Mo. The company manufactures Intercon, one of the most popular couplers between the tug and the barge, which makes the ATB concept workable. "Vessel Management Services, a division of Crowley Maritime was a major driving force in this market when they had two different yards each built two ATBs with 9,280 hp tugs and 155,000 barrel barges using our couplers," Craft said.

Ocean Tug & Barge Delivers FacetTug Design

Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp. has completed the engineering of an AT/B conversion for Reinauer Transportation of Staten Island, N.Y., the third such AT/B conversion engineered by the Milford, Mass. firm for Reinauer with a fourth currently underway. The converted AT/B tug Craig Eric Reinauer was recently delivered by Senesco Marine of North Kingstown, R.I., to Reinauer Transportation. The 4610 BHP tug received an Intercon connection system  at the Rhode Island shipyard.

SAR Vessel Passes Capsize Test with Engines Running

(Photo: Damen)

Damen – in cooperation with the Turkish Coast Guard, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and engine manufacturer MTU – said it has completed full scale roll-over testing of its Search and Rescue Vessel 1906 with running engines, in Antalya, Turkey. According to Damen, its SAR 1906 has been an example of technological and academic cooperation since the vessel’s conception. The design itself is the result of close collaboration between Damen and the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM), Delft University of Technology, De Vries Lentsch Naval Architects.

Reinauer Selects JMS for Barge Fleet

JMS Naval Architects & Salvage Engineers has nearly completed CargoMax installations for all of Reinauer Transportation's fleet of oil transportation barges. This is in alignment with the recent installation of Reinauer's operations/tracking transportation system, TBSS and general activity in computerizing operations. The CargoMax loading software program allows Reinauer to more efficiently and effectively plan barge loading arrangements of varying cargoes and destinations. CargoMax enables Reinauer to calculate complex cargo arrangements while ensuring the vessel's strength, stability and trim are maintained within acceptable guidelines.

Reinauer Says it Has Acquired Senesco Marine

According to Providence Business News, Senesco Marine has been acquired by Reinauer Transportation Companies LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. SENESCO has a fully paved 25-acre new-construction facility, with more than 215,000 feet of covered floor space, and a 6-acre repair facility with a 1,200-foot-long pier in 35 feet of water. Its 3,500-ton floating dry dock is capable of serving vessels up to 350 feet in length and up to 74 feet in the beam. Reinauer Transportation, based in Staten Island, N.Y., and East Boston, began 80 years ago with a single small converted fishing vessel transporting petroleum in New Jersey waters, and has grown to a fleet of more than 75 vessels. The company also owns the Staten Island-based Reicon Group LLC.

The Petroleum Connection

All of the growth markets in the commercial marine marketplace have something to do with petroleum. Supply and crew/supply boats directly support drilling activity and Articulated Tug Barges (ATB) distributes crude, refined or an oil byproduct to refiners or distributors. The ATB represents a big advance in transporting these oil products over a pushboat pushing a tow of petroleum barges. Typically an ATB is one large barge with capacity from 80,000 to 160,000 barrels being pushed by a tug that fits into a notch in the barge. An advanced coupling system permits easy coupling and uncoupling of the two units. With typical barge and pushboat units, the coupling system uses winches and wire ropes to lash the barges together and also secure the barge tow to the pushboat.

Alabama Shipyard Delivers Second ATB

Alabama Shipyard has delivered another articulated tug and barge (ATB) unit to Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, N.Y. The Christian Reinauer and the RTC 143 is the second ATB unit built for Reinauer at Alabama Shipyard’s facility in Mobile. The first ATB unit, the Nicole Leigh Reinauer and the RTC 135 was delivered by Alabama Shipyard in December 1999. The 7,200 hp twin-screw ocean-going tug is 124 ft. and features the patented Intercon tug/barge coupler system designed and built by Intercontinental Engineering and Manufacturing Corporation of Kansas City, Mo. The system consists of two independently mounted gear drive ram assemblies that connect the tug and barge. The connection is transversely rigid and mechanically locked.

Atlantic Marine Wins Second Reinauer Tug/Barge Contract

Atlantic Marine, Inc. has received a contract for a second state-of-the-art articulated tug and barge (ATB) vessel to be built at its Alabama Shipyard facility in Mobile, according to Dick Wells, President. This will be the second ATB to be supplied to Reinauer Transportation Companies headquartered in Staten Island, New York. "We were awarded this contract to build a second ATB for the Reinauer Transportation Companies for three reasons. First, the performance of the first ATB has been excellent, fully meeting the requirements of Reinauer's customers. Second, Alabama Shipyard has worked hard to support the first ATB to ensure that Reinauer is a fully satisfied customer.

RTC Acquires Senesco Marine

The North Kingstown-based Senesco Marine, previously known as the Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Corp., has been acquired by Reinauer Transportation Companies LLC, according to a report in the Providence Business News - www.pbn.com. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The North Kingstown company formally changed its name to Senesco Marine in October 2003, when it also announced it was streamlining its design and construction procedures to speed delivery. It is headquartered in the Quonset Business Park, where it has a fully paved 25-acre new-construction facility, with more than 215,000 feet of covered floor space, and a 6-acre repair facility with a 1,200-foot-long pier in 35 feet of water.

Japan Loans Petrobras $500m to Build Ship Platforms

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras signed on Friday a $500 million loan from Japan to build eight ship platforms for the oil industry, as part of the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Brazil. Japan will also help Brazil's state development bank BNDES promote investment by small and medium-sized companies in Brazil through its bank for international cooperation, JBIC, according to another deal signed in the Brazilian presidential palace. (Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Writing by Silvio Cascione; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

Cheniere's LNG Export Project Clears Enviro Hurdle

Cheniere's Corpus Christi, Texas liquefied natural gas export project will not significantly affect the environment, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a report on Wednesday. With a favorable environmental review, the project will likely receive a construction license from FERC near the end of the year. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

Cargill: 50,000T of Sugar Affected by Brazil Fire

Approximately 50,000 tonnes of sugar were stored in a warehouse affected by fire in the Teag terminal in Brazil on Monday, Cargill Inc said in a statement. The terminal, a joint venture between Cargill and Biosev , the sugar unit of Louis Dreyfus Commodities , has storage capacity of 110,000 tonnes, according to the statement. A second warehouse at the terminal was not affected. (Reporting by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

Force Majeure Lifted for Most Illinois River Grain Terminals

CME Group on Thursday said force majeure was no longer in effect at a majority of Illinois River terminals that are regular for Chicago Board of Trade corn and soybean futures delivery.   However, the exchange said force majeure conditions due to high water and flooding persisted at some delivery points that might prevent those facilities from loading.   At those locations, under CBOT rules, shippers must arrange for grain to be loaded at another regular facility not under force majeure.     (Reporting by Julie Ingwersen; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

Entrance to Port of Santos Reopens

The entrance to Brazil's largest  reopened on Thursday, after rough seas prevented ships from entering or leaving for more than 30 hours during peak soy export season.   Around 20 ships were delayed entering or leaving the channel, port authority Codesp said.   Santos is the world's largest sugar exporting port and Brazil's top exporter of soybeans. (Reporting by Gustavo Bonato; Writing by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Meredith Mazzilli)

Senesco Marine Lands Barge Contract

Senesco Marine signed a contract to build a 100,000-barrel double-hulled liquid fuel barge for Reinauer Transportation. Over the past year, Senesco Marine has delivered two 80,000-barrel double-hulled barges and is currently working on two more for delivery this year. Both 80,000-barrel barges currently under construction are well ahead of schedule, something Senesco Marine CEO Gary Schuler attributes to the company's new on time design, build and delivery process. Schuler is predicting that the new 100,000-barrel barge will also be completed ahead of the scheduled January 2005 delivery date. "We're very pleased to be working with Senesco Marine on the construction of our new barge," said Chris Reinauer, Manager of New Construction for Reinauer Transportation.

Senesco Lands Another Barge Contract

barges and tugboats. Work on the new barge is expected to begin in March. Boston, Massachusetts. round and employs over 500 people. barges and is currently working on two more for delivery this year. delivery process. completed ahead of the scheduled January 2005 delivery date. barge," said Chris Reinauer, Manager of New Construction for Reinauer Transportation. help maximize Senesco Marine's capacity to build ships faster. The new barge set for construction will be 403 ft., 3 in. long, 74 ft. of 26 ft., 6 in. At 95% capacity, the barge will hold 100,000 barrels. the Oil Pollution Act. ® All welding in tanks and exterior will be double continuous. ® The barge notch will be fitted to accommodate the Intercon C-Series Coupler. ballasting any of the ten double-hull ballast tanks.

Off the Radar, But Very Much on the Ball

Overhead view of the Sensco Shipyard in North Kingstown, RI.

Senesco Marine Steps Out Into the Broader Commercial Build and Repair Markets. The largest mid-tier yard in the U.S. Northeast touts deep experience and high standards. Suddenly, operators have another viable choice for newbuild and repair work. After being off the radar for perhaps as many as 12 years – during which the yard was itself quite busy primarily servicing internal Reinauer requirements – Rhode Island-based Senesco Marine LLC has moved more aggressively into the outside commercial markets.

New ATB Under Construction for Reinauer

Construction of a new articulated tug and barge has begun for Reinauer Transportation Companies, Staten Island, N.Y. The 124-ft. oceangoing tug and mating 135,000 barrel capacity notched barge are scheduled to enter service along the U.S. eastern seaboard in early December 1999. Atlantic Marine Inc., Jacksonville, is building the tug, which was designed by Robert Hill of Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering, Bellingham, Mass. The vessel's mating 460 ft. double-hull barge was designed by and is being built at Alabama Shipyard, Mobile, Ala., a subsidiary of Atlantic Marine. Tug Nicole Leigh Reinauer will be powered by two Cat 3612s, each rated 4,211 bhp at 1,000 rpm. Two Lufkin 5:1 gears will drive 140-in. dia. Bird-Johnson Workhorse propellers, providing the vessel with approximately 172,000 lbs.

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. The ATB will be built by Senesco Marine and is scheduled to be commissioned in early 2016 to transport petroleum products in U.S. and International coastal waters. Local engine support will be provided by GE Marine’s Distributor, Cummins MidSouth.

ATB Delivered by Alabama Shipyard

Alabama Shipyard, Inc. delivered Nicole Leigh Reinauer and RTC 135, an articulated tug/barge (ATB) unit, built for Reinauer Transportation Companies of New York. Alabama Shipyard designed the 135,000 barrel, 460-ft. double-hulled barge in compliance with OPA 90 regulations. Bob Hill of Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering designed the 7,200 hp twin-screw 124 ft. tug, built by Alabama Shipyard's sister company, Atlantic Marine. The ocean-going tug/barge unit features a patented Intercon tug/barge coupler system designed and built by Intercontinental Engineering and Manufacturing Corporation of Kansas City. The system consists of two independently mounted gear-driven ram assemblies which connect the tug and barge.

Floating Into the Computer Age

The business of transporting multi-ton barges filled with petroleum conjures up scenes more from On the Waterfront, than The Net, historically. The tug and barge services industry has been perceived as one associated with pencil, paper and telephone types, who carry the details in their heads, rather than depending upon sophisticated computer systems. This has begun to change, however, with a recent move into the computer age by industry leaders, decisions motivated by desires to add client value and competitively position themselves for the future. Reinauer Transportation Companies, a family-owned and operated company, has pulled barges throughout New York and Boston harbors and along the Chesapeake for 75 years.

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