Order from FMT gets Trinity Offshore back into inland barge building

trinityoffshoreFMT Industries, LLC--an affiliate of Mandeville, La., based Florida Marine Transporters, Inc.--has signed a contract with Trinity Offshore, LLC to build four 297 ft 6 in x 54 ft x 12 ft, 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 shipyard.

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."

October 19, 2011

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