Ingram to Build 20 Tank Barges in 2015
Ingram Barge Company announced that it will build 20 tank barges in 2015 to meet growing demand for chemical shipments. While most of the company’s recent tank barges have come through acquisitions, this continued expansion in their barge fleet coincides with a 10-year plan that began in 2007 to build barges with Trinity Industries. With this building strategy, Ingram has been able to maintain its fleet size as barges reach retirement age. Ingram said today’s announcement demonstrates…
John Dane III Leaves His Mark
“The 2008 financial crash slowed the luxury business, and the new class warfare coming out of Washington has made owning a large yacht out of favor. In the more than two years since its founding, Mississippi-based TY Offshore, the former Trinity Offshore, has invested in a new yard in Gulfport and repaired its storm-damaged New Orleans holdings. The company has doubled its capacity and racked up new orders, president and CEO John Dane III said. TY Offshore designs and builds offshore barges, tugs, oilfield-support vessels and spill-response and patrol vessels.
Trinity Marine Products Appoint Executives
Trinity Marine Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc. Tom Faherty has been promoted to President of Trinity Marine Products, replacing Paul Mauer, now Chief Operations Officer for TrinityRail. He has held a number of positions within Trinity Marine Products. Most recently, serving as Vice President and General Manager of the tank barge product line. He brings 36 years of experience and knowledge in the marine industry to his new leadership role. Stephen Sheridan has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Trinity Marine Products.
Trinity Offshore Re-Brands as TY Offshore
John Dane III presented TY Offshore to the maritime industries. The re-branding of the company from Trinity Offshore to TY Offshore is intended to provide clear market positioning for the leading Mississippi-based designer and builder of commercial tugs, offshore barges, oil spill response, patrol and oil field support vessels from 10 meters to 95 meters (33’ to 312’) in length. The name change is also intended to delineate the company from Dallas, Texas-based Trinity Industries, Inc.
Ingram and Crounse: Towing History into the Present
If towboats and barges hurtled passed the average American on their way to work every morning, the industry would be better known. If commuters had to deal with failed locks the way they have to deal with congested freeways, political support for the river industry’s infrastructure would be easier to come by. Instead, towing vessels and their crews go about their work in relative obscurity. The general public sees towboats and barges as historic relics from Sam Clemens’ time and less so an integral part of the modern American economy.