Tugs, Towboats & Barges

Tugs Towboats Barges
March 23, 2021 - March 24, 2021 | Virtual Conference | Start 12 noon ET, End 3pm ET
Powering Opportunities on U.S. Waterways

Event Info

Marine Log’s TTB – Tugs, Towboats and Barges – is the only event dedicated exclusively to the tug, towboat and barge segments of the maritime transportation industry.

With a new administration incoming and the current COVID-19 environment, we are at a transformational moment in this sector. Join us at TTB 2021 to prepare your business for what’s ahead.

4 Reasons to Attend TTB 2021
•   Navigate the new administration. Be prepared for changing compliance requirements and industry regulations.
•   Get real world financial and operational guidance from industry thought leaders.
•   Learn how to keep up with—and leverage—new tug and towboat technologies, such as advancements in hybrid tech.
•   The chance to be a part of the only event exclusively for the U.S. tug, towboat and barge industry for free.

Who should attend?
•   CEOs, presidents, founders, operation managers
•   Naval architects
•   Shipyard supervisors
•   Suppliers

Did you miss TTB 2020? View the conference on demand.

Confirmed Speakers for TTB 2021

Opportunities & Challenges with a New Administration & Congress

Jennifer Carpenter

CEO & President, American Waterways Operators
An Examination of Recent Tug, Towboat & Barge Accidents

Morgan Turrell

Acting Director, Office of Marine Safety, National Transportation Safety Board
Diversity: Key to Workforce Effectiveness

Del Wilkins

President, Illinois Marine Towing; VP — Northern Operations, Canal Barge Company
Safety: Operations Taking the Lead

Mary V. McCarthy

Director of Safety & Quality Systems, Canal Barge Company, Inc.
Navigation on the Mississippi River: Where Are We Now?

Sean Duffy

Senior Executive Director, Big River Coalition
Everything You Hope You’ll Never Need to Know about Restructuring

Basil Karatzas

Founder & CEO, Karatzas Marine
Tug and Barge Opportunities for U.S. Offshore Wind Installations

Jonathan Zier

Mgr., Business Development Offshore Services, Crowley
Trend: Smaller, Higher Horsepower, Mission-Specific Tugs

Frank Manning

Business Dev., Diversified Marine
Creditor’s Rights under Maritime Law: Tools to Consider in the COVID-19 Environment

Lance Sannino

Partner, Jones Walker LLP
Innovations in Tug & Towboat Design

David Lee

Senior Account Manager New Sales, ABB Marine & Ports
Owners’ Supervision of Newbuilds: The Process

Michael Complita

Principal-in-Charge, Elliott Bay Design Group
Moderator

Bob Lennon

Business Dev. Manager  – Americas, Rexnord | CENTA

Contact Us

Speaking Opportunities
Heather Ervin, Editor-in-Chief, Marine Log

Sponsorships 
David Harkey, Sales Manager, Marine Log

General Inquiries
Michelle M. Zolkos, Conference Director, Marine Log
Stephanie Rodriguez, Conference Coordinator, Marine Log

Supporting Organizations

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event moderation

All times listed are eastern. Program subject to change.

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

Conference Portal Opens

Opening Remarks

Opportunities and Challenges for the Tugboat, Towboat and Barge Industry with a New Administration and Congress
Jennifer Carpenter, CEO and President, American Waterways Operators (AWO)

Trend towards Smaller, Higher Horsepower, Mission-Specific Tugs and away from 100-plus Feet “Do Everything” Tugs
Frank Manning, Business Development, Diversified Marine Inc.

Platinum Sponsor Spotlight

What to Do When the Bottom Falls Out: Everything You Hope You’ll Never Need to Know about Restructuring
Basil Karatzas, CEO, Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.

Innovations in Tug & Towboat Design
David Lee, Senior Account Manager New Sales, ABB Marine & Ports

To Be Announced

Owners’ Supervision of Newbuilds: The Process
Michael Complita, P.E., PMP, Principal-in-Charge, Elliott Bay Design Group

Closing Remarks

Conference Sessions End

Conference Portal Opens

Opening Remarks

An Examination of Recent Tug, Towboat and Barge Accidents
Morgan Turrell, Acting Director, Office of Marine Safety, NTSB

Safety: Operations Taking the Lead 
Mary V. McCarthy, Director of Safety and Quality Systems, Canal Barge Company, Inc.

Platinum Sponsor Spotlight

Tug and Barge Opportunities for U.S. Offshore Wind Installations
Jonathan Zier, Manager, Business Development Offshore Services, Crowley

Navigation on the Mississippi River: Where Are We Now?
Sean Duffy, Senior Executive Director, Big River Coalition

Creditor’s Rights Under Maritime Law: Tools to Consider in the Current COVID-19 Environment
Lance Sannino, Partner, Jones Walker LLP

Diversity: Key to Workforce Effectiveness
Del Wilkins, President, Illinois Marine Towing; Vice President — Northern Operations, Canal Barge Company

Closing Remarks

Conference Sessions End

Sponsorships

As the only event exclusively designed for the market segment, Marine Log’s Tugs, Towboats and Barges offers a unique opportunity to reach maritime professionals in this sector.

With a new administration, we are at a transformational moment in the tug, barge and towboat
sector. How is your company gearing up for the changes ahead?

Help the industry navigate the new administration; implement a strategy to address changing regulations; embrace new technologies and design; or streamline operations while demonstrating your leadership in the only conference dedicated to the tugs, towboats and barges markets.