Tugs & Barges

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 tug, designed by…
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 mechanics and hydraulics),…
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. The boat is…
NOVEMBER 20, 2018 — McAllister Towing has appointed Alan Ginsberg as Chief Financial Officer. Currently the Treasurer of the Seaman's Church Institute, Mr. Ginsberg was the founding Chief Financial Officer of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.…
NOVEMBER 14, 2018 — In a move welcomed by the American Waterways Operators, the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) passed the Senate today by a bipartisan vote of 94-6 as part of the Frank LoBiondo…
NOVEMBER 13, 2018 — Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX) says it has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all of CGBM 100, LLC's inland marine tank barge fleet for an undisclosed amount. Under the terms of…
NOVEMBER 9, 2018 — Bayou La Batre, AL, shipbuilder Master Marine, Inc. has signed contracts for six towboats and has laid the keels for the first two vessels. All six will be 67' x 28'…
NOVEMBER 8, 2018 — Smit Lamnalco has taken delivery of the third and fourth of tugs in a four vessel contract with Damen Shipyards. All four are Damen's powerful ASD Tug 3212 class with a…
NOVEMBER 8, 2018 — Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, NY, reports that the ATB tug M/V Evening Breeze was launched Wednesday, November 7 at VT Halter Marine, Inc.'s Pascagoula, MS, shipyard. The launch of the…
NOVEMBER 8, 2018 — Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland, WA, has won its first contract from Foss Maritime of Seattle, WA. It covers the construction of four 90 ton bollard pull tractor tugs and…
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