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PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS ies - Foss Maritime, AMNAV, Young Brothers, Hawaiian Tug & Barge, and Cook Inlet Tug & Barge - operate the countrys largest coastal tug and barge ? eet. Effective immediately, Foss Ma- rine Holdings will merge with Foss Maritime, whose lines of business in- clude two shipyards, harbor services, ocean towing, marine engineering and others. Paul Stevens is President and CEO of the uni? ed Foss Mari- time. Foss Maritime will reorganize into four divisions.All Coast Acquires Hercules Offshore All Coast, LLC, a newly formed company for the marine services in- dustry, has completed the acquisi- tion of Hercules Offshores domestic liftboat assets. This $57.5 million acquisition includes 29 actively mar- keted liftboats ranging from class 105 to class 229, 10 inactive liftboats and additional related assets. All Coast do- mestic operations will be led by Byron Allemand, vice president and chief operating of? cer, and the operations center will remain in Lafayette, La. June U.S.-Flag Lakes Cargo up 2.3 PCTU.S.-? ag Great Lakes freighters carried 10.1 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in June, a virtual repeat of the preceding month, and an increase of 2.3 percent compared to the corre- sponding period last year. The June ? oat was, however, down 2.9 percent from the months long-term average. Through June, the U.S.-? ag ? oat stands at 32.7 million tons, a decrease of 4.6 percent compared to a year ago. Iron ore cargos are down by 6 percent. Coal loadings trail last year by 4.5 percent. Shipments of limestone are 1.6 percent off last years pace. 12 Years of Safety at Bollingers Fourchon Facility Bollinger Shipyards Fourchon, L.L.C. facility has worked twelve (12) years without a lost time accident. Building on a philosophy that starts at the top, Bollinger Shipyards strives for 0? accidents. In May, 2013 Bol- linger was awarded the 2012 Award for Excellence in Safety? by the Ship- builders Council of America for the eighth consecutive year. The Ship- builders Council represents over 120 shipyards located throughout the United States. Caterpillar to Acquire Berg Propulsion Caterpillar Inc. has signed a de? ni- tive agreement to acquire Johan Wal- ter Berg AB, including its core brand of Berg Propulsion, a manufacturer of mechanically and electrically driven propulsion systems and marine con- trols for ships. Caterpillar will tran- sition from selling only engines and generators to providing complete marine propulsion package systems. Headquartered in Sweden, Berg has designed and manufactured heavy- duty marine thrusters and control- lable pitch propellers since 1929. Berg will become part of the Caterpillar Marine and Petroleum Power Divi- sion when the deal closes in the third quarter 2013, pending ? nal regula- tory approvals. Ingalls Shipbuilding Celebrates Apprentice Graduation Huntington Ingalls Industries re- cently held graduation ceremonies for Ingalls Shipbuildings Apprentice School. The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of 60 students representing Ingalls various crafts. Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann was the keynote speaker and acknowledged the graduates commitments. The program involves a comprehensive two-to-four year curriculum for students interested in shipbuilding careers. Today, more than 1,000 alumni of the school ? ll approximately 50 different types of jobs ? from pipe welders to senior ex- ecutives. ACL Presents Marine Environmental Stewardship Awards American Commercial Lines re- cently recognized 39 customers with its Marine Environmental Steward- ship Award. The customers recog- nized by ACL safely handled over 2.5 StevensAll Coast, LLCBollinger Shipyards BekkenesAugust 201354 MNMN August2013 Layout 50-58.indd 547/23/2013 7:34:46 PM

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