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Svitzer: 5 year Contract with Oil Refinery

Apr 18, 2019

Svitzer Caribbean Dominicana won a 5-year contract with Limetree Bay Refining, LLC, commencing June 15, 2019.The company expands its market coverage providing tugboat services to some of the key oil refineries and terminals in the region – South Riding Point Terminal in Bahamas…

Grovfjord Wins Green Boat Order from Oslo Port

Apr 05, 2019

Norway's leading cargo and ferry port, the Port of Oslo has placed an order to build one of the world’s most environmental efficient working boats possible, with Grovfjord Ship Yard.The boat is especially designed for efficient collection of waste at the water surface…

AWO Testifies Before Congress

Mar 06, 2019

Today, the American Waterways Operators testified before two congressional committees on the state of the American maritime industry.Tom Allegretti, President & CEO, testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee while across the Capitol…

Keel Laid for Foss Tier IV Tugboat

Feb 27, 2019

Foss Maritime announced the keel laying of the first of its new class of ASD 90 tugboat, to be built at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, Washington.Nicole Engle, one of the principals of Foss’ parent company, Saltchuk, made the first ceremonial weld of her initials into the keel…

Cook Inlet Tug & Barge Announces Interim Manager

Jan 04, 2019

Project Manager to Temporarily Lead Alaska Operations.  Cook Inlet Tug & Barge (CITB), an independently managed subsidiary of Foss Maritime Company, announced that Foss project manager Amber Thomas has been selected as interim Business Operations Manager for Anchorage…

Damen Signs with Port Nelson for ASD Tug

Dec 12, 2018

On December 10th, Damen sales manager Sjoerd de Bruin signed a contract with Port Nelson CEO Martin Byrne in New Zealand. Damen will deliver an ASD Tug 2411 to Port Nelson in support of the port’s expansion strategy.As part of the expansion…

Rhine River Shipping Returns to Normal as Water Levels Rise

Dec 10, 2018

Freight shipping on the river Rhine in Germany has returned to normal after heavy rain in the past week raised water levels, traders said on Monday.Water levels on the Rhine had been low for around six months after a hot dry summer and a dry autumn…

ATB Push Tug Island Raider Enters Service

Nov 27, 2018

Canada-based provider of oil cargo transportation services Island Tug and Barge Ltd informed that s new ATB push tug the Island Raider has entered service pushing the double hulled refined petroleum products barge, ITB Resolution.The Island Raider is the first of two…

Rimorchiatori Spezzini Orders Two Damen ASD Tugs

Nov 20, 2018

Rimorchiatori Spezzini, a subsidiary of the Scafi Group, contracted Damen Shipyards Group for two new Damen ASD Tugs 2411. The order comes as part of Scafi’s plans to expand its fleet in response to the newly assigned harbor towage concession in the port of Safi…

McAllister Towing appoints Ginsberg CFO

Nov 19, 2018

McAllister Towing appointed Alan Ginsberg as Chief Financial Officer. Ginsberg is currently the Treasurer of the Seaman’s Church Institute and was the founding Chief Financial Officer of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. Eric McAllister, former Chief Financial Officer, will remain as Treasurer.

Stephaich Elected Chairman of WCI

Nov 19, 2018

The Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) named Peter H. Stephaich, Chairman and CEO of Campbell Transportation Company, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA), as its Chairman of the Board. Stephaich succeeds Tim Parker, President, Parker Towing Company (Tuscaloosa…

Low EU River Stir Fuel Markets in Singapore

Nov 09, 2018

Rhine water levels hit record lows in October; river is a key fuel transport hub for Europe.Low water levels on the Rhine river have caused a fuel supply deficit in parts of Europe's industrial heartlands that is sucking up cargoes from more than 10…

Damen to Supply Two Tugs to Safeen

Oct 18, 2018

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Abu Dhabi Ports and its subsidiary Abu Dhabi Marine Services (Safeen) for the supply of two new Damen ASD Tugs 2411.The contract was signed by Captain Adil Ahmed Banihammad, the Acting Chief Marine Services Officer at Safeen…

Excessive Rain Disrupts US River Barge Shipping

Oct 10, 2018

Excessive rains across the central United States over the past week have slowed the harvest of corn and soybeans, while rising water levels closed at least three locks on the Upper Mississippi River, a key artery for shipping Midwest grain to U…

Kotug Smit Towage Takes Four Damen Tugs into Service

Sep 25, 2018

Kotug Smit Towage has taken four newly-built Damen tugs into service for its European harbour towage activities, in 2017 and 2018. One of this quartet, the Southampton is currently operating in the Port of Zeebrugge.The Southampton is an ASD Tug 2913 and has a bollard pull in excess of 80 tonnes…

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