Tugs, Towboats & Barges

Tugs Towboats Barges
August 25, 2020 - August 26, 2020 | Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel | Mobile, AL
Technology. Trends. Innovation.

Event Info

TTB 2020 Postponed until August

In light of the continuing global battle against the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, Marine Log will be further postponing TTB 2020.

Our new dates for this event are August 25 and 26, 2020, in Mobile, Ala.

We hope our participants remain healthy and safe—and we look forward to seeing everyone later this year for what promises to be a great event.

In the meantime, please note:

  • All confirmed registrations for TTB 2020 will be transferred to the new dates. This includes all categories (attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors).
  • The venue will not change. The Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza will be honoring our group rate over the new dates. Contact the Renaissance directly to book:  800.922.3298.
  • We are working to secure the same speakers for August. Agenda updates will be posted to https://www.marinelog.com/tugs/#agenda-info. Although the agenda may change slightly, our focus remains on providing our attendees invaluable knowledge delivered by industry experts and thought leaders.
  • We are coordinating with our tour sponsor to determine if that particular activity can take place on August 24. We’ll update participants via email and our website as this aspect is finalized.

Thank you for your support of Marine Log TTB 2020. We greatly appreciate your understanding during this challenging situation. We hope that you, your family, and your colleagues keep well.


Marine Log’s annual Tugs & Barges conference is now TTB — Tugs, Towboats & Barges, featuring expanded coverage and bringing vessel owners and operators from inland rivers to coastal waterways together.

FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND ATB LNG BARGE

Chad Verret, President, Q-LNG Transport; VP, Harvey Gulf International Marine

MENTAL HEALTH IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY

Emily Reiblein, Dir.—Health, Safety, Security & Environment, Crowley Logistics

INCREASING DIVERSITY, RETENTION OF WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY

Kasey Eckstein, Founder & Executive Dir., Women in Maritime Operations Association

FOSS MARITIME PROJECT UPDATES

Marjorie Zoretic

General Manager—Atlantic, Foss Maritime Company
FINDING CAPITAL FOR BROWN WATER JONES ACT OPERATIONS

Basil Karatzas

Founder & CEO, Karatzas Marine Advisors & Company
EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION FOR THE BARGE & TOWING INDUSTRY

Tom Montgomery

Vice President of Human Resources, Inland Marine Service
TIER 4: WHERE ARE WE NOW, WHERE ARE WE GOING?

Jeff Sherman

Senior Sales Mgr., Commercial Marine, MTU America
SUBCHAPTER M PANEL

Dennis Bryson

District Manager, ABS Americas
SUBCHAPTER M PANEL

Robert Keister

Vice President, Sabine Surveyors
The Future of Marine Propulsion: What’s on the Horizon

Dave Lee

Senior Account Manager – New Builds, Americas, ABB

Attendees will discover new ways to meet economical and environmental targets through advancements in technology, innovative approaches to operating a fleet, the latest trends in tug and towboat design, and so much more.

Join us and meet with industry experts to network and gain inside knowledge on a variety of trending topics.

•  U.S. Barge Fleet Profile Overview
•  Designing Deck Machinery for Today’s High Bollard-pull Tugs
•  Employee Hiring & Recruitment
•  The First Tier 4 ASD Tractor Tug on the Mississippi River
•  COB, Marine Highways and the Operator’s Perspective

View the full agenda

Preview our exhibitors

SOCIAL FUNCTIONS & NETWORKING
Built into the two-day agenda is ample time to allow delegates and presenters to network and exchange information with executives and decision-makers about critical challenges affecting the industry.

TABLETOP EXPO
An important component of the event is the associated expo, which provides an opportunity for equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors to display their products and services at tabletop exhibits. Delegates will be able to learn about the latest technologies and services, while exhibitors will have the benefit of a high-profile display at this boutique event. For more information on exhibiting, contact Michelle M. Zolkos at [email protected].

HOTEL | VENUE
Attendees of TTB can book at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel for the reduced rate of $135/night.  This rate is available 3 days pre- and post-event. Reserve online or by phone at 800.922.3298, group code Marine Log.

CONTACT US
Sponsorships & Exhibits
Michelle M. Zolkos, Conference Director

General Inquiries
Stephanie Rodriguez, Conference Coordinator

Supporting Organizations

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Conference Moderator: Bob Lennon, Business Development Manager – Americas, Rexnord CENTA

Program is subject to change/augmentation.

Metal Shark Alabama Tour – TO BE CONFIRMED
Visitors to Metal Shark Alabama will see tugs and towboats under construction for multiple operators, including 120-foot inland towboats being built for Florida Marine Transporters. In addition to new construction, numerous simultaneous refit and repair jobs are typically underway at this highly active full-service shipyard.
Space for this exclusive tour is limited and will be allocated on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Participants must be registered for TTB 2020.

Registration | Continental Breakfast | Expo Open

Subchapter M Panel
Tava S. Foret, Executive Vice President, Operations, Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau
Caitlyn Stewart, Director—Regulatory Affairs, The American Waterways Operators
Dennis Bryson, District Manager, ABS Americas
Robert Keister, Vice President, Sabine Surveyors

Coffee Break | Expo Open

First-of-Its-Kind ATB LNG Barge
Chad Verret, President, Q-LNG Transport; Vice President, Harvey Gulf International Marine

Andrew S—The First Tier 4 ASD Tractor Tug on the Mississippi
Jonathan Davis, Vice President of Safety and Quality, Bisso Towing
Charlson C. Smith, Marine Territory Sales Manager — Gulf of Mexico Caterpillar Marine

Luncheon
New & Next Generation Leadership Awards Ceremony

Employee Recruitment and Retention for the Barge & Towing Industry
Thomas Montgomery, Vice President of Human Resources, Inland Marine Service

Increasing Diversity & Retention of Women in the Industry
Kasey Eckstein, Founder & Executive Director, Women in Maritime Operations Association (WIMOs); Director of Partnership Development, Living Lands and Waters

Finding Access to Capital for Brown Water Jones Act Operations
Basil Karatzas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Karatzas Marine Advisors & Company

Coffee Break | Expo Open

The Future of Marine Propulsion: What’s on the Horizon
Dave Lee, Senior Account Manager – New Builds, Americas, ABB

Marine Highways, COB and the Operator’s Perspective
Tim Pickering, Operations Development Manager & Acting Director, Office of Ports & Waterways Planning, MARAD
Rich Teubner, Vice President, Seacor AMH

OPA 90 Salvage Marine Firefighting Regulations—Now and Then: A 10-year Prospective
Lindsay Malen-Habib, Manager Client Services, Resolve Marine Group

Cocktail Reception | Expo Open

Continental Breakfast | Expo Open

U.S. Barge Fleet Profile Overview

Mental Health in the Maritime Industry
Emily Reiblein, Director—Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE), Crowley Logistics

Coffee Break | Expo Open

Bridging the Gap: Building a Culture of Safety
Sarah Michelle Hattier, Safety & Regulatory Compliance Manager, Dupre Marine Transportation

Tier 4: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?
Jeff Sherman, Senior Sales Manager, Commercial Marine, MTU America

Foss Maritime Project Updates
Marjorie Zoretic, General Manager—Atlantic, Foss Maritime Company

Adjourn

Program/times subject to change.

Sponsorships

Tugs, Towboats & Barges (formerly our long-running Tugs & Barges conference) is geared toward inland and coastal decision-makers who are seeking real world examples and practical guidance on growing and sustaining their operations.

TTB 2020 will allow your company to showcase its products and services directly to executives with purchasing power via networking, sponsorships and exhibits. Our kit includes the variety of packages available, but we can also customize these to better serve your marketing and sales needs.

Ready to exhibit? Register now!