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BARGE GLOBAL LONG BEACH

September 1, 2010

Trinity Marine launches barge for Maxum Petroleum

Trinity Marine Products recently launched Global Long Beach, the first of four 10,000 barrel ocean going barges ordered by Global Marine Transport, an affiliate of Maxum Petroleum, Inc., Greenwich, Ct.

All four are ABS ocean going barges, U.S. flagged, OPA 90-compliant, double hull units measuring 190 ft x 45 ft x 15 ft.

Equipped with a 65 ft Hydrapro hose handling crane, each barge has eight cargo tanks served by two Blackmer 8 inch cargo pumps and an offloading capacity of approximately 2,800 bph.

The barges have Markey capstans for offshore mooring

All four barges will be deployed on the U.S. West Coast from Seattle to Los Angeles supplying distillate marine gasoil and marine lubricants. When all four are delivered, the total number of barges owned by Global Marine Transport and chartered to Maxum Petroleum will be ten, all deployed from Seattle to Los Angeles.

Maxum Petroleum, Inc., is a leading independent energy logistics company launched in 2004. Its marine division provides marine gas oil and deep draft lubricants to vessels in ports on the U.S. West Coast and British Columbia, as well as in the Panama Canal. Additionally, Maxum Petroleum's Marine division blends deep draft lubricants at its blending facilities in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., and in Balboa, Panama.

"This is an exciting time for Maxum Marine, as we continue to modernize our delivery capabilities, giving us the platform to deliver to a much wider customer base," said Chuck McDaniel, President of Maxum Petroleum's Marine division. "The new barges represent Maxum's continued commitment to its global marine customers and future presence in the U.S. West Coast maritime industry."


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