Bouchard B. No. 295 completes major overhaul

JANUARY 4, 2018 — Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, NY, reports that Bouchard Barge No. 295 (B. No. 295) has completed a major shipyard overhaul at Gulf Marine Repair, Tampa, FL. Approximately

Savage acquires assets of Progressive Barge Line

DECEMBER 28, 2018 — Savage Inland Marine has acquired the assets of Progressive Barge Line, one of the largest bunkering and tank barge operators in the Port of New Orleans. The deal

Damen books order for ASD Tug 211

DECEMBER 27, 2018 — Netherlands-based EMAR Offshore Services has placed an order with Damen Shipyards for a Damen ASD Tug 2811. The stock vessel will be named E-Two and installed with a

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding delivers 155,000 bbl ATB to Kirby

DECEMBER 26, 2018 —Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, WI, recently delivered a 155,000 bbl Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) unit to Houston-based Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX), one of the largest tank barge operators

Bouchard appoints VP Maintenance, Repairs and New Construction

DECEMBER 17, 2018 — Scott Schlueter has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, NY, as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs and New Construction. In this role hewill oversee the day-to-day operation

AWO releases best practices for managing cyber risk

DECEMBER 13, 2018 — The American Waterways Operators has released best practices to help the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry in identifying and managing cyber risks and detecting and responding to

Eight more Cheoy Lee tugboats to have MacGregor deck machinery

DECEMBER 5, 2018 — MacGregor is to supply deck machinery for four escort and four harbor tugboats from Cheoy Lee Shipyards Ltd in Hong Kong, with equipment deliveries planned on a rolling

Rolls-Royce gets AIP for hybrid propulsion system for tugs

NOVEMBER 29, 2018 — Rolls-Royce has received Approval in Principle (AIP) from ABS for its novel hybrid propulsion system for tractor tugs. The AIP was granted following an evaluation of the hybrid

Schottel control upgrade gives 1998-built ASD tug new lease on life

NOVEMBER 28, 2018 — Schottel GmbH has successfully carried out a control upgrade on a 1988-built tug equipped with azimuth thrusters from another supplier. Instead of replacing the entire propulsion system (including

Master Marine delivers fourth towboat in Waterfront Services series

NOVEMBER 20, 2018 — Cairo, IL, fleeting services provider Waterfront Services has taken delivery of the 67′ x 28′ towboat M/V Rick Pemberton from Bayou La Batre, AL, shipbuilder Master Marine, Inc.