Workboats News


Seaward Marine Adds New Tug Dock

Jan 10, 2022

Norfolk, Va.-based marine services company Seaward Marine Corporation has added a new 260-foot workboat pier to accommodate its seven-boat fleet of tow and tug vessels in Chesapeake, Va.The pontoons for the Seaward Marine project were made in SF Marina Systems' Norfolk…

AWO Applauds Passage of US Infrastructure Bill

Nov 19, 2021

The American Waterways Operators, a trade group representing the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry, said it applauds the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, H.R. 3684, signed into law by President Joe Biden earlier this week…

Stephaich, Pyne Honored by National Rivers Hall of Fame

Oct 28, 2021

National Rivers Hall of Fame will honor marine towing industry veterans Peter Stephaich and Joseph H. Pyne during the Annual Waterways Symposium hosted by Waterways Council, Inc. in St. Louis, Mo., in November.Stephaich, the current Chairman…

MN100 Application Deadline is Sept 1. Apply Now

Aug 30, 2021

The deadline to apply for inclusion in Marine News magazine's annual MN100 awards edition is September 1. Time is running out.Each year, the publication profiles 100 of the top firms in the shallow-draft, brown water workboat space. Is your company one of the best…

Svitzer Names Jonasson Managing Director for Scandinavia & Germany

Aug 30, 2021

Maersk's towage arm Svitzer announced Mathias Jonasson has been appointed as managing director of its Scandinavia and Germany cluster, effective September 1.Jonasson, who will report to Svitzer Europe’s managing director Lise Demant, has a background…

Svitzer AMEA Appoints Benjamin-Lea as COO

Apr 27, 2021

On May 2, Tina Benjamin-Lea will take up the position as new COO in Svitzer’s AMEA region, reporting to Svitzer AMEA’s managing director, Nicolai Vinther Friis. Benjamin-Lea brings with her a wealth of experience within logistics after having worked for more than 30 years in the industry…

Svitzer Americas Opens Regional HQ in Panama

Apr 14, 2021

Maersk's towage arm Svitzer announced it has opened a new Americas regional headquarters in Panama City.Svitzer said it decided early last year to relocate its Americas headquarters from Miami, U.S. to Panama and move into the Panama Design Center…

Jensen Maritime Fully Integrated into Crowley

Feb 19, 2021

Crowley announced Friday that the company has fully integrated Jensen Maritime into the Crowley Engineering Services group, a group designed to seamlessly combine Crowley’s diverse business portfolio with Jensen’s marine engineering and naval architecture experience…

Bay Diesel Announces Leadership Change

Jan 04, 2021

For the first time since its inception in 1982, Bay Diesel has a new president. As voted by their Board of Directors in October 2020, the Senior VP of Sales Willard “Rob” Robins has taken on the role of President, with Scott Wheeler, founder and current president…

Pair of Damen-build Boluda tugs Arrive in Zeebrugge

Dec 07, 2020

A pair of newbuild Damen tugs, VB Bolero and VB Rumba. arrived over the weekend to their homeport Zeebrugge in Belgium in the presence of a small group of delegates of MBZ / Port of Zeebrugge and Boluda Towage.The VB Bolero and VB Rumba are highly maneuverable…

Wilson Sons: Inside Brazil’s Workboat Goliath

Nov 17, 2020

Wilson Sons is the largest integrated port and maritime logistics operator in Brazil, operating more than 80 workboats. Marcio Castro, Executive Director Tugboat Division, discusses with Maritime Reporter the size, shape & technical direction of the fleet…

Port of Little Rock Reports Best Month Since April

Oct 22, 2020

Grappling with slowed business levels caused by the ongoing pandemic, Arkansas' Port of Little Rock reports September was its best month since April of this year.Activity levels at the port's docks increased with 29 barges worked; 21 at the slackwater dock and eight at the river dock…

Svitzer to Commence Operations in Emden, Germany

Oct 15, 2020

Towage operator Svitzer Europe announced it will start a new towage operation in Germany’s third-largest North Sea port from January 1, 2021.  To fully service customers at the seaport of Emden, Svitzer will deploy two tugboats: the Svitzer Valand…

Tidewater Hires Sperling as COO

Sep 11, 2020

Vancouver, Wash. based Tidewater Transportation and Terminals announced Friday it has hired Johan Sperling as its new Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.Sperling will have direct oversight and responsibility for the maintenance and engineering department…

BIMCO: Agriculture Exports Make "Stunning Comeback"

Sep 01, 2020

BIMCO notes stunning comeback to Q2 agricultural exports nearly triple freight ratesAs agricultural dry bulk commodities exports took a dive in the first quarter of this year and painted a gloomy picture for Panamax and Handymax freight rates…

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