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Crowley Scholarship Harvey Energy Crowley Barge

Historic First LNG Bunkering petroleum industries. Scholarship Less Ice Means More Ore on of OSV in North America recipients include Thomas George Lakes in December

Harvey Gulf lnternational Ma- Eden? eld, Jonathan Agliata, and Jes- A mild December on the Great rine has successfully completed the sica Victoria. Since 1984, Crowley has Lakes allowed iron ore shipments to ? rst North American truck to vessel provided more than $3 million dollars increase dramatically compared to a transfer of LNG to the M/V Harvey in scholarship funding for more than year ago when an early arriving winter

Energy. The historic bunkering took 1,000 students studying at maritime blanketed the system with thick ice. place at a shore-based terminal owned academies and other select institu- Shipments totaled 6.3 million tons, by a subsidiary of Martin Midstream tions in the U.S., Puerto Rico and an increase of 23.6 percent compared

Partners L.P. in Pascagoula, MS. Par- Central America. to a year ago. The biggest increase ticipating in the activities alongside came from U.S. ports on Lake Supe- the crew of the Harvey Energy was Crowley Increasing Capacity, rior. Loadings out of Duluth, Min- the U.S. Coast Guard, ABS, Wartsila, Equipment in Puerto Rico Trade nesota, Superior, Wisconsin, Two

Martin Energy Services LLC, State Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Harbors and Silver Bay, Minnesota, and Local Agencies and GCSG. The liner services group announced in Jan- and Marquette, Michigan, totaled cool-down process took approximate- uary that it will add a 400 FEU capac- 5,124,525 tons, an increase of 41.8 ly 12 hours to achieve the desired tank ity, ? at deck barge to its South Atlantic percent compared to December 2013. temperature and pressure utilizing Puerto Rico service in the ? rst quar- January 2015 was not as cooperative, 3,800 gallons of nitrogen. The LNG ter, increasing the rotation between ice and weather-wise. A number of bunkering was successfully completed Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan to delays were incurred and cargo totals, within a few hours of cool-down. The four sailings each week. The company when ? nalized, will re? ect that.

Harvey Energy will next proceed to will also replace the existing 580-foot,

LNG trials before delivery. triple-deck barges with larger, recently Great Lakes Shipyard Award- modi? ed 730-foot, triple-deck barges ed Major USACE Contract

Crowley Scholarships for in the North Atlantic – Puerto Rico Great Lakes Shipyard has been

SUNY Maritime Cadets trade, between Pennsauken, N.J., and awarded a repair contract by the Unit-

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s San Juan, increasing capacity by over ed States Army Corps of Engineers 2014 Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Me- 40 percent. To support the increased (USACE) Buffalo District for two morial Scholarships have helped to capacity, Crowley will add over 6,000 (2) tugs and two (2) barges from the further educational opportunities for pieces of cargo carrying equipment Corps’ Cleveland Field Station.

three students of State University of including a combination of dry and The shipyard will perform drydock-

New York (SUNY) Maritime College. reefer containers and chassis. Crow- ing, maintenance and repairs of the

The recipients, who each sailed with ley has been serving the Puerto Rico 109-foot Tug CHERAW and 53-foot

Crowley during their studies, were market since 1954 and is building two Tug DONLON, and the 120-foot chosen based on grades, ? nancial need new LNG-powered container ships to Deck Barges BD-6259 and BC-6472. and planned careers in the towing or be deployed in the trade in 2017. Work includes underwater hull clean-

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