Tugs & Barges

Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has taken delivery of the second in a series of Cuban-built harbor tugs. The first, Kariña, was delivered in April last year. Like that vessel, the latest tug, Guaiquerie, has…
Waterways Council, Inc.’s (WCI) Board of Directors unanimously elected Mike Toohey as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  Toohey, who has more than 30 years of federal government expertise, will replace Cornel Martin who…
Seattle- based Jensen Maritime Consultants, Inc., a Crowley company, recently completed custom design work for the Bob Franco, a new Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugboat for Harley Marine Services. The vessel - measuring 120 feet…
Marcon International, Inc., Coupeville, Wash., has brokered the sale and delivery of two 5,630 BHP new ASD sister-tugs from Turkish shipbuilders, Bogazici Denizcilik to owners in the United Arab Emirates. The tugs were designed by…
VT Halter Marine, Inc. has delivered the final articulated tug barge (ATB) unit in a series of ten built for Crowley Maritime Corporation's subsidiary, Vessel Management Services, Inc. Since construction of the first unit in…
Publicly traded Kirby Corporation, Houston, Tex., finalized its $604 million acquisition of K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P., East Brunswick, N.J., greatly expanding its presence in the coastwise marine petroleum refined products transportation business. K-Sea, which operates…
Genesis Energy, L.P., Houston, Tex., has a goal of becoming the premier supplier of crude oil, refined products and CO2 transportation in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. It will bolster its crude oil transportation business…
VT Halter Marine, Inc. reports a new contract to build a 112-foot ATB offshore tug for Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.  It says the tug will be similar to others built for Bouchard in previous years…
Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La., recently signed a contract with Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, N.Y., to build a 55,000 bbl OPA 90-compliant tank barge, according to an announcement by Chris Bollinger, Bollinger executive…
Kirby Corporation  (NYSE:KEX)  plans  2011 capital spending of $220 to $230 million, including approximately $100 million for the construction of 40 new inland tank barges and three new inland towboats, and approximately $36 million in…
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