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FMT to Build 4 Barges at Trinity

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 18, 2011

FMT Industries, LLC, A Florida Marine Transporters Affiliate, Signs Contract to Build Four 30,000 Barrel Fuel Barges with Trinity Offshore, LLC. Order Indicates Florida Marine’s Ongoing Commitment to Customers.

FMT Industries, LLC—an affiliate of Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. (Florida Marine)—has signed a contract with Trinity Offshore, LLC to build four 297’6” x 54’ x 12’, 30,000 barrel tank barges. Florida Marine’s Chairman and CEO, Dennis A. Pasentine, says, “The order is part of Florida Marine’s ongoing commitment to meet its customers’ needs. This contract for four barges and six option barges was awarded to Trinity Offshore due to its high quality workmanship and its large under cover production space.” The barges will be built at Trinity’s Gulfport, Mississippi facility.

John Dane III, Trinity Offshore’s President and CEO, comments, “We are delighted to be awarded this FMT contract; it is a significant step for Trinity’s re-entry into the important Inland Barge Sector. The project will be the first to utilize Trinity’s new panel line to be completed and in service within the next few months. The first barge will deliver in mid-2012 and the project will employ two hundred workers at its peak during the next 18 months.”
The Florida Marine Group of companies provides quality marine transportation services throughout the inland waterways of the United States, while providing the resources necessary to ensure the safety of personnel and cargo, dedicated customer care, integrity of equipment, and responsible environmental stewardship.

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