Paul P. Swensen has been elected vice president and general manager of the Curtis Bay Towing Company of Pennsylvania, according to an announcement by Malcolm W. MacLeod, president.
Mr. Swensen came ashore in 1976 to join Curtis Bay Towing as a dispatcher in the Baltimore office.
In 1978, he was promoted to corporate sales representative and continued in that capacity until April of 1985, when he was assigned to Curtis Bay Towing Company of Pennsylvania as acting general manager.
Prior to joining Curtis Bay Towing, Mr. Swensen sailed as mate and relief captain aboard coastwise and oceangoing tugboats. He is a graduate of the National River Academy and served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. He has had an active role in The Propeller Club of Baltimore, The Maryland Marine Club and is a member of The Seascout Executive Committee of Baltimore.
Curtis Bay Towing Company operates transporation and marine towage services in the mid-Atlantic Region.
the former manager of Curtis Bay's Philadelphia, Pa.-based operation, Eric W.L. Heeley, who passed away January 3, 1980, after a short illness. Curtis Bay Towing has tug fleets based in Baltimore, Md., and Hampton Roads, Va., as well as Philadelphia, and provides harbor, inland, and ocean towage to the
Thomas E. Moran, chairman of Moran Towing Corporation, recently announced that Curtis Bay Towing Company, the 78-year-old marine transportation company, will change its name at its three ports of operation to Moran Towing of Maryland, Inc., Moran Towing of Pennsylvania, Inc., and Moran Towing of
Curtis Bay Towing Company has announced two promotions to its executive staff. Effective January 1, 1980, Malcolm W. MacLeod, executive vice president, has been elected president and chief executive officer of the firm. He succeeds Capt. Frank J. Hughes who has served in that position since 1966
his career aboard tugs in New York Harbor, coming ashore to work in both operations and chartering for Boyd, Weir and Sewell. He later joined the Curtis Bay Towing Company as a sales representative in its New York office. Mr. Moran holds a degree in business administration from Gettysburg College
Capt. David Cunningham recently reported to the Coast Guard yard in Curtis Bay, Md. He will serve as the yard's manager of financial operations, a position which oversees the shipyard's fiscal, supply and procurement activities, as well as the ships' inventory control point. The latter is an
Capt. Barry C. Roberts, USCG, recently assumed command of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md. He becomes the 29th commanding officer in the 82-year history of the yard, the only shipbuilding and repair facility of the U.S. Coast Guard. During a recent ceremony, Rear Adm. Robert S. Lucas
The Flagship Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers held its second meeting of the year at the U.S. Coast Guard Yard at Curtis Bay, Md. Following the social hour and dinner, which was attended by approximately 90 members and guests, chairman Richard Fay opened the technical session and
Bay-Houston Towing Co., with home office in Houston, Texas, has published a new 16-page edition of the popular "Port Reference Handbook" for the Gulf ports of Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Freeport, Texas City, and Port Aransas. The handbook has long been in demand for its informative, easy-tore
A $10.6-million expansion program by Bay-Houston Towing Company was announced by W.D. Haden II, chairman of the board, as he disclosed the signing of contracts for four new tugs and option on an additional two vessels. One tug, the 4,200-hp Captain W.D. Haden, is designed to keep Bay-Houston in the
It was a close fit for the 550-foot coal carrier Energy Freedom as the tug Gulf Majesty (shown above) squeezed the barge into Lock 4 of the Welland Canal. (See MARITIME REPORTER October 1 issue cover story.) The barge has a beam of 78 feet and the lock is only 80 feet wide. The Energy Freedom is the
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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 That’s signi? cant … were questions in the industry as to the solution. In my ? rst 12 months my con- gether.” And from that point on, we have It is signi? cant. There are still naysay- units robustness. versations with ZF were challenging to re? ned the Z-drive we
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY “No vessel can maneuver a tow into or out of a dock as good as the Z drive. And then you start talking about bumps and bruises on your barges, a lot of which come when you’re docking and undocking ... the safety contribution that Z-drives makes to marine transpor- tation
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY Photos: ZF/Martin Meissner Career development. Opportunity and investing in the Statistics.” In short it says is you can make statistics say boats at the 11:30 watch change so that we can have as people. And we have gone way out of our way to put whatever you want.
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WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY When Ed Grimm took the helm at STC ? ve years ago, he rode the boats for 90 days to get to know the operation and the people. What did he ? nd? “Pure pride of the brand. Pure pride of the history and the safety record. That pride of the quality of their crews,” said
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY “It’s health, it’s safety, it’s security, it’s environmental, its quality and it’s training. That is our license to operate, and if we take care of those things ? rst, a lot of times everything else just falls into place. I like to say we are in a 5 mph business –
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
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY “In God we trust. All others must have data.” When Ed Grimm took the helm of Southern Towing Company (STC) as President and CEO, he inherited an enviable team of leaders, engineers, mentors, communicators and analysts. Today STC is a clear leader on the inland waterways
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WORKBOATS THE OSV MARKET DEMEREST TIDE: Tide- water vessel now working Eastern Mediterranean Photos: Iain Cameron ering longer term sentiments. A reckon- Tidewater units are oper- to point to actual demand seeing dayrates just above $40,500, ing in an early September 2019 confer- ating, its slide deck
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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
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