Tugs & Barges

The first two of five split hopper barges built by Peru's Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) PERU S.A., to support the Panama Canal expansion were recently delivered to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP).Designed by…
Houston-based tank barge giant Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX) today announced the purchase of the coastwise tank barge fleet of Seaboats, Inc. and affiliated companies consisting of three 80,000 barrel coastwise tank barge and tug units…
Thanksgiving weekend festivities at Bollinger Marine Fabricators, LLC, Amelia, LA, included the launch of the Ocean Wave, the first of four Ocean Class Tugs for Crowley Maritime Corporation, Jacksonville, FL. The photo below shows the…
Marcon International, Inc., Coupeville, Wash., has brokered the sale of the unfinished, newbuilding hover barge "Monty" by builder Sundial Marine Construction & Repair of Troutdale, Oregon. to private buyers.This unique hover or air cushion barge…
The Panama Canal Authority has awarded Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Armon S.A. a $158.3 million contract  for 14 new tugs to increase the current fleet to meet the projected growth of transits on the waterway.The contract…
Signal International announced today the option to build a second articulated tug/barge (AT/B) vessel has been exercised by Kirby Ocean Transport Company, the offshore tug and barge owning and operating subsidiary of Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX)…
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…
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