Interstate and Ocean Transport Company (IOT) has announced the recent opening of its new Southern Fleet Center at 2040 Guy N. Verger Boulevard, Tampa, Fla. The new center is strategically located in the Port of Tampa to support Interstate's Gulf Coast fleet of superbarges. These mammoth barges deliver petroleum and petrochemicals to ports along the Gulf Coast of the United States, in the Caribbean Islands, and in Mexico.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, IOT is said to be the largest independent marine transporter of petroleum products in the United States. With their combined East Coast and Gulf Coast fleet of 53 barges and 37 tugs, Interstate serves ports as far north as Canada, all along the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States, and as far south as Puerto Rico.
Interstate has been operating in the Gulf of Mexico for over 20 years. The company moves a large volume of oil from the Houston refining area to ports in the Southeastern United States.
In the Port of Tampa alone, Interstate delivers approximately 19-million barrels of gasoline and jet fuel each year. A large volume of refined products is deliv- ered to this area, but it is estimated at least 50 percent of all the gasoline purchased in the State of Florida was transported by Interstate.
The Galveston Office of Designers & Planners, Inc. has been redesignated as the Gulf Coast Office, and has been relocated in Dickinson, Texas, midway between Galveston and Houston. Monroe Levy, vice president and manager of the Galveston Office, retired from D&P on December 31, 1980. However
Gulf Coast R e f r i g e r a t i o n and Motor Service, Inc. of Houma, La., recently signed the largest contract in its history to install heating and air-conditioning systems in the seven catamaran-style tugs (CATUGS) under construction by Halter Marine, Inc. George Arceneaux, vice president of
After reviewing the results of a year-long Gulf Coast strategic study, the Secretary of Defense has announced homeporting decisions affecting nine Gulf Coast cities. The plan, to be implemented in the late 1980s and early 90s, involves some 29 ships and approximately 15,000 personnel. The current
other steel and aluminum products for both commercial and government markets. The company provides both repair and new construction services at its five Gulf Coast shipyards located in southern Louisiana and Texas. Widely recognized for innovation, Conrad has a separate business unit devoted to the construction
and maneuvering systems—has named Erwin (Ed) D. Green Great Lakes regional manager, and has appointed Carl R. Nielson sales engineer for the Gulf Coast. In their respective positions, both will be responsible for the marketing of KaMe- Wa controllable-pitch propellers and thrusters, as well as
In keeping with the growing demands of the offshore market, Jim Darby has recently been appointed sales engineer for Bird- Johnson's Gulf Coast office located at 6430 Hillcroft, Houston, Texas. This assignment represents an expansion of the company's regional resources. Mr. Darby will work in
will be McElroy Electric Double Wildcat for l'/2-inch chain and 3,000-pound anchors. According to Robert G. O'Connor, president of Florida Gulf Coast Corporation, when the Ponce de Leon is completed in 1986 she will provide her 148 passengers with the amenities of a luxury liner and the ambience
Jim Darby has been appointed Gulf Coast regional manager for Bird-Johnson Company, a leading manufacturer of marine propulsion and maneuvering systems. Mr. Darby will manage Bird- Johnson Company's Marine Division sales office located at 6430 Hillcroft, Suite 112E, Houston, Texas 77081. Since
Lake Shore, Inc., Iron Mountain/ Kingsford, Mich., prominent manufacturer of marine cranes, winches, windlasses and mooring systems, has opened a Gulf Coast sales office to expand its services to the offshore oil industry. The facility is located at Lake View of Cypress Station, 400 FM 1960 West
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their assignments. tive 3,579 bkW with each driving a ? xed non-combatants. diesel powered SOLAS fast rescue craft The boats will be deployed in the Gulf pitch propeller via a Reintjes WVS se- In addition to their security role, each and Fuel Trax fuel monitoring systems of Guinea to protect and support
Lazarev is the latest in a series of shuttle tank- ers of the Shturman Albanov series, designed for the year- round transportation of crude oil from the Gulf of Ob (the Kara Sea) for the Novy Port project, operated by Gazprom Neft. The ? rst three ships in the series were delivered in 2016 and have since
ENVIRONMENTAL GREEN SHIP RECYCLING states when the recipient country cannot though not rati? ed by the requisite num- be required to have an initial survey to been uniquely tailored to the vessel. deal with the waste in line with the Con- ber of countries representing 40% of verify the inventory of
SHIPBUILDING USCG POLAR SECURITY CUTTER vessel to reach the North Pole unaccom- transits to get on station and conduct Mardiros. The number one mission for panied—but it is designed primarily for operations with limited or no logistics the new PSC will be to carry out the an- Meet The “Fleet” scienti?
SHIPBUILDING USCG POLAR SECURITY CUTTER the region. The Coast Guard is the sole to man, and there are signi? cant natu- economic investments with every Arctic Urgent requirement provider and operator of the U.S. polar ral resources there,” said Coast Guard nation in key strategic areas, such as oil
SHIPBUILDING USCG POLAR SECURITY CUTTER Polar Security Cutter will provide meaningful presence in polar regions By Edward Lundquist he Coast Guard needs a ship economic zone above the Arctic Circle). ed. Protecting America’s interests in the Coast Guard leadership and presence that can do more than
SHIPBUILDING USCG POLAR SECURITY CUTTER An emperor penguin poses for a photo in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star in McMurdo Sound near Antarctica on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. The crew of the Seattle-based Polar Star is on its way to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2018, the U.S.
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY Are the Z-drives as robust as conven- off the exterior edges of the propeller. you have more of an effect on slowing awesome, it is just a phenomenal orga- tional? No. But life is a compromise and You can have a cort nozzle that solves down the vessel at 90 degrees than
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY The Southern Towing Company Pillars Every Southern Towing employee has a com- pany challenge coin (and the T-shirt!) embla- zoned with the company’s ‘pillars’. Ed Grimm describes what the pillars mean. • Success Through Commitment: “You have to be 100 percent; 100 percent
its Q2 ? eet TDW) reveals a total industry supply of rates for large PSV’s from $7,400/day that we service are making announce- utilization in the U.S. Gulf at 34%, well 3,419 vessels, roughly evenly divided up to nearly $14,500/day (with similar, ments that they are doing new projects. “ below its overall
in 2020 and 2021 with Photos: Iain Cameron Vessels (OSVs) is, natural- nearby at around $60/ ters as an Iranian tanker continued momentum in the U.S. Gulf ly, closely tied to the price barrel) follow a similar sustained a missile attack of Mexico, stressed the new openings of oil. Seacor Marine’s
T THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND Equinor Invests in Solar & Wind Energy in Brazil By Claudio Paschoa Scatec Solar and Equinor have ? rst major solar plant in Brazil in commercial operation. Equinor illustration of Hywind offshore wind farm in shallow waters off Scotland. Photo: Equinor ew technologi
T THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND “The US needs to develop a work- force from scratch,” noting that a mas- sive campaign was undertaken in the UK, something that needs to start now in the United States. Laura Smith, USA Director for Atlas Professionals from renewable energy? NJ wants to de- to the
T THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND Public Of? cials Face Detailed Decisions – needed sooner, not later… AOT is working to develop a new port, speci? cally con? gured to serve Atlantic Ocean wind projects, on 30 acres along the Arthur Kill tidal strait between Staten Island and New Jersey. Boone Davis
T THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND Joan Bondareff is of counsel in Blank Rome’s Washington, D.C., of? ce who focuses her practice on marine trans- portation, environmental, regulatory, renewable energy, and legislative issues. She currently serves as Chair of the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority
D DESIGN: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD Rik van Hemmen is the President of Martin & Ottaway, a marine consulting ? rm that specializes in the resolution of technical, operational and ? nancial issues in maritime. By training he is an Aerospace and Ocean engineer and has spent the majority of his career in
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NUMBER 11 / VOLUME 81 / NOVEMBER 2019 Features Cover Image Credit: Photos: ZF/Martin Meissner 28 Which Way is Up? Breakdown of the present and future of the OSV market. By Barry Parker 34 Data on the River Southern Towing breaks down the case for Z-Drive Towboats. By Greg Trauthwein 44 A Polar Presence Insi
PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Seaspan Shipyards Clarke MacLeod Hargreaves Thomson Oliver Diaz Sandy studied aircraft maintenance Seaspan Shipyards Announces at Northrop University in Inglewood, Management Additions Seaspan Shipyards announced the ap- California and graduated as a me- pointment of James
design of a double-ended diesel-electric ferry with energy storage, providing service from Galveston to Bolivar Peninsula. The ferry is being built at Gulf Island Shipyard in Jennings, Louisiana. TSGI will provide construction oversight to TxDOT during the entire construction process. The diesel-electric
is equipped with Great Lakes Dredge & Dock’s CSD Carolina, which is transferring the material through ? ve miles of pipeline to a placement site in the Gulf of Mexico. CSDs operate continuously yet lack the inclement weather maneuver- ability of TSHDs. Nevertheless, they are frequently contracted for
M should be aligned with other laws governing inspected vessels. To be sure; at TBS we are lucky: we deal with tow- ing vessels. On the other hand, a Coast Guard inspector might board a towing vessel in the morning, attend a char- ter boat in the afternoon, a tank barge after that and then a ship. If
REGULATORY REVIEW than spend the money ahead of time to comply. That’s not they share in common is that they all want to go home the Coast Guard’s fault. It’s also not their fault if an opera- safely at the end of each work period. On board, it means tor decides to run substandard equipment with substandar