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ATB Technical Trends

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ATB Harley Marine Contracts for ATBs Seattle-based Harley Marine Services?  rst ATB is un- der construction now, following a recent in-house study. ?This ATB will allow us to provide better coastal petro- leum transportation with faster delivery,? founder and CEO Harley Franco said last month. ?It will be reliable in adverse weather. And it will allow us to use less fuel for coastal deliveries, reducing the company?s carbon foot- print.? Additionally, the articulated unit will give its crew safe access to the barge and cargo tanks during voyages. The company partnered with Zidell Marine Corp. of Portland, Ore. for the barge and Conrad Industries in Morgan City, La. for the tug. Harley expects its  rst ATB to enter service late this year, joining the Olympic Tug & Barge  eet in Seattle. The ATB has a double-hull barge Courtesy Moran The Christian Reinauer weathers a MN 33MN July14 Layout 32-49.indd 33MN July14 Layout 32-49.indd 336/20/2014 3:15:04 PM6/20/2014 3:15:04 PM

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