David Eggert has been named sales and operations coordinator for Cleveland Tankers, Inc., according to a recent announcement by Robert B. Keifer, Ashland Petroleum Company vice president of marine/ surface transportation and facilities.
Mr. Eggert's new responsibilities will include marketing petroleum transportation services, vessel scheduling, maintenance and repair, purchasing, and other operational activities. He reports to both Dave Ritchie, vice president of chartering, and Gerry Grammenos, assistant manager of fleet operations.
Located in Cleveland, Mr. Eggert came to the company with many years of experience in the marine industry.
Cleveland Tankers operates a fleet of modern petroleum products carriers on the Great Lakes, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc., the parent company of Ashland Petroleum Company.
. Boston Fuel Transportation, an affiliate of the Reinauer Transportation Companies, was founded in 1932 and provides shiphandling services, petroleum transportation, as well as general and coastwise towing throughout the Northeast. Commenting on the transaction, Harold A. Reinauer, chairman, said that
operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services; Latin America liner services; logistics; marine contract solutions; deep sea petroleum transportation; and petroleum transportation, distribution and sales in Alaska. The primary services offered by these six business lines include Shipping
The direct action requirement of Alaska state law, which makes petroleum transportation carriers and their insurers liable for any spills, has been a major problem for operators since the early 1980s. Now, however, a bill has been introduced in the Alaska legislature which would permit an exemption
executive officer of the newly formed parent company announced recently. Operations consolidated through acquisition include cruise operations, bulk petroleum transportation, travel service entities as well as supply and steamship entities. Signet Corporation will serve as the holding company for three who
wake of the Valdez spill. Among other provisions, the bill requires the Coast Guard to develop rules to enforce the requirement t h a t all petroleum transportation companies carry a Certificate of Financial Responsibility (COFR) for each vessel—proof that they can fully cover their liability for a
(ex Satoco) and the Ocean 244 (ex Chromalloy I). This purchase is part of Sonat Marine's aggressive program to improve and expand its petroleum transportation service from Gulf Coast refineries into the Florida market. The Ocean 244 is similar in size and capabilities to the company's 250,000-barrel
of its oil spill recovery fleet in a christening ceremony at DBRC headquarters in Lewes, Del. The DBRC is a partnership of 15 companies in the petroleum, petroleum transportation and related industries in the Delaware Valley dedicated to the safe transportation of cargoes and the preservation
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market two years ago by purchasing the assets of established Links Marine, launching Westoil Marine Services, a Long Beach bunker and petroleum transportation company with three barges. Millennium Marine was formed earlier this year to manage tug operations. "Entering the L.A. market was a natural
in the Black Tom Explosion involving WWI munitions, it’s not surprising that safety is Bouchard’s top priority. “You cannot be profitable in the petroleum transportation industry unless you are safe. As a company we still have one goal: Zero spills, zero injuries and zero damages. Nothing short, period,” says
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