Tugs, Towboats & Barges

Marine Log's TTB Conference + AWO
March 29, 2022 - March 30, 2022 | Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel | Mobile, AL

Event Info

Readying the Fleet and Workforce for the Future

Shifting market and regulatory demands mean that the tug, towboat and barge industry is navigating many challenges and opportunities – from addressing a shortage in skilled labor, to maximizing productivity, to keeping up with the latest technology available to the market.

To help take on these priorities and more, Marine Log’s TTB — Tugs, Towboats & Barges — is back in person in 2022, taking place in Mobile, Alabama, on March 29 and 30. It will be held in partnership with The American Waterways Operators.

The event plans to bring tug and towboat owners, operators, builders, designers, and stakeholders together in one place to discuss:

•     Maximizing the life of existing assets
•     How to retain and train your maritime labor force and attract new entrants
•     What to do when aging tugs and towboats no longer meet environmental requirements
•     Why attracting a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential to attracting a more robust future maritime labor force.

Register now for the only event dedicated exclusively to the tug, towboat and barge segments of the maritime transportation industry.

We look forward to seeing you in Alabama!

Keynote

Jennifer Carpenter

AWO

Del Wilkins

Illinois Marine Towing / Canal Barge / AWO

Garret Rice

Master Boat Builders Inc.

Jenny Johnson

Crowley

Andrew White

Crescent Towing

Caitlyn Stewart

AWO

Matt Fuhrman

Core Group Resources

Kasey Eckstein

WIMOs / Ingram Barge

Dave Lee

ABB Ports & Marine

Cole Van Gundy

Crowley Engineering Services

Michael Complita, PE, PMP

Elliott Bay Design Group

Neal Langdon

ARCOSA Marine Products, Inc.

Rick Schwab

Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center

Arthur Seaman

Sea Machines

Hotel Reservations
TTB 2022 attendees can reserve at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel for the group rate of $139.00/night (plus taxes/fees). Our hotel block closes February 28, 2022.
Book Your Room Now

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel
64 South Water Street Mobile, Alabama 36602

Sponsorships
TTB 2022 sponsorship packages offer tabletop exhibits, branded sessions, lead generation, custom email deployments, event tours and more. For more information, contact David Harkey at 973.563.0109 or [email protected]

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Program subject to change.

Attendee Registration / Continental Breakfast

Keynote
Jennifer Carpenter, President & CEO, AWO

Workforce Panel: Recruitment, Retention and Diversity
Del Wilkins, President, Illinois Marine Towing; VP, Canal Barge; Chairman, AWO
Jenny Johnson, Director of Labor Experience and Recruitment, Crowley
Kasey Eckstein, Founder, Women in Maritime Operations (WIMOs); Sales, Ingram Barge

Sponsor Spotlight
Autonomy and Forwarding the TTB Workforce

Arthur Seaman, Captain and Product Manager, Government and Compliance, Sea Machines

Coffee Break

M/V Hydrogen One—First-of-its-Kind Towboat Design
Michael Complita, PE, PMP, Principal in Charge, Elliott Bay Design Group
Bryan Reid, Chief Sales Officer, RIX Industries

Panel: How Technology is Shaping the Future of Tugs and Towboats
Dave Lee, Senior Account Manager, ABB Ports & Marine
Cole Van Gundy, Director of Commercial Operations, Crowley Engineering Services
Speaker from Maritime Partners

Luncheon

New Container-on-Barge Innovations
Neal Langdon, Executive Vice President—Sales, Arcosa

Popular Demand—Escort Tug Design Adjusts as Ships Get Larger
Andrew White, Senior Operations Manager—Savannah, Crescent Towing
Additional speaker to be announced

Coffee Break

A Look at the Current Regulatory Landscape for Tugs & Towboats
Caitlyn Stewart, Vice President—Regulatory Affairs, AWO

Top Women in Maritime
Every year, our editorial team carefully selects 20 women of varied backgrounds, ages and locations based on nominations submitted by those in the industry.

Cocktail Reception Sponsored by The American Equity Underwriters, Inc.

Conference Day I Ends

Continental Breakfast

Workforce Panel: Training & Education
Rick Schwab, Senior Director, Workforce Development and Education, Maritime and Industrial Training Center, Delgado Community College
Ryan Peters, Director of Gulf-Inland Crew Management, Marquette Transportation Company
Stephen Polk, Director, SCI’s Center for Maritime Education
Additional panelists to be announced

Tug Crewing & Salary Surveys
Matt Fuhrman, CEO, Core Group Resources

Coffee Break

Sponsor Spotlight

Building a Hybrid Tug: The Spartan
Garret Rice, President, Master Boat Builders Inc.

Offshore Opportunities for Tug & Barge Sector
Speaker from Foss Maritime

Conference Sessions End

Depart from Hotel for Tour of Austal USA Shipyard

Return to Hotel / Conference Day II Ends

Sponsorships

Shifting market and regulatory demands mean that the tug, towboat and barge industry is navigating many challenges and opportunities – from addressing a shortage in skilled labor, to maximizing productivity, to keeping up with the latest technology available to the market.

To help take on these priorities and more, Marine Log’s TTB is back in person in 2022. The event will take place in Mobile, Alabama on March 29 and 30, and will be held in partnership with The American Waterways Operators.

Marine Log’s TTB is the only event where these pivotal markets converge—bringing together tug and towboat owners, operators, builders, designers, and stakeholders. Sponsorships allow your company to position itself as an industry leader, shape the dialogue in the industry, and leverage networking opportunities.