Kirby earnings hit by COVID-19 and hurricanes

America’s largest tank barge operator, Houston-headquartered Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX), today reported third quarter net earnings of $27.5 million, or $0.46 per share, compared with net earnings of $48.0 million or $0.80

Owner of unseaworthy tugboat fined for “vile behavior”

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) reports that Anthony Roy Wolfe, the owner of MV Wallaroo—an unseaworthy, ex-navy tug boat—was convicted of hindering a Commonwealth public official in Cairns Magistrate Court on

Bouchard Transportation: What went wrong?

A filing in the Bouchard Transportation Co. Chapter 11 bankruptcy case paints a sobering picture of how one of America’s longest established maritime companies found itself plunged into a liquidity crisis, falling

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding delivers 740-foot self-unloading barge

VanEnkevort Tug & Barge has taken delivery of a new self-unloading barge from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Named Michigan Trader, the barge measures 740 feet in length, 78 feet in

Southwest Shipyard delivers TSGI-designed tank barge

The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) reports that Houston’s Southwest Shipyard, L.P. has delivered a 250- by 54- by 12-foot, 6-inch, 23,000 BBL tank barge built to a TSGI-developed design. The barge’s primary

Crowley sells 44-year old tug

Shipbroker Marcon International, Coupeville, Wash., reports that Crowley Marine Services Inc. has sold its 7,200 BHP Invader series tug Hunter, to private Washington interests. Built in 1976, the tug was the 21st

Chouest to build Damen-designed ASD tugs

Damen Shipyards Group reports that it has been has been awarded a contract to design a new offshore terminal tug for Edison Chouest Offshore. Damen says that Chouest will initially build two

Terminal tug duo arrives in Orkney Islands

Last month saw the delivery of Odin of Scapa and Thor of Scapa, a pair of Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAstar 3200-SX terminal support/escort tugs, that will operate in Scotland’s Orkney Islands.

Bouchard Transportation files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Privately-held Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., the largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company in the U.S., said today that it and certain of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions to restructure under Chapter

Damen makes another rapid ASD tug delivery

On September 20, Damen Shipyards Group delivered an ASD tug 2810 to Thomas Services Maritimes (TSM) in France. TSM was looking for a proven vessel and design, 60 tons bollard pull, with

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