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
(PMA) for amphibious and auxiliary ships for FYs 1993-95. One hundred and ninetyone of the availabilities will be on the East and Gulf Coasts and the remaining 165 will be on the West Coast. Nine Ballistic Missile Nuclear Submarine (SSBN) Availabilities are also included in the total
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T TECH FILES New Online Marine Insurance Program 360 Coverage Pros poised to modernize the professional liability insurance buying experience for mariners. 360 Coverage Pros launched a new Marine Li- operators, either directly or through their insurance cense Insurance Program for mariners that offers
scale marine distribution infra- now being offered through Metal Shark’s “Shark- dustrialized remote control with joystick provides structure in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and abroad. The tech” autonomous division. The Sharktech 29 De- manual control for situations when autonomy mode ATB tug will have 5,100
HISTORY DESIGN EVOLUTION Today there are 23 employees under the employ of BHG focuses on concept preliminary and regulatory degree it is still a chicken and egg scenario regarding BHG and Houston-based sister company The Shearer packages, with detailed production support handled by where they are going
would have picked opened our doors and we quickly realized that nobody the company, with Wood and Beers the two remaining something closer to the Gulf of Mexico, because nearly was going to beat a path to our doors to design the next today. “At that time the internet was around but nobody everything
HISTORY DESIGN EVOLUTION Roland (Rollie) H. Webb is Senior Vice President, Robert Allan Ltd. He has more than 40 years of experience in marine engineer- ing and shipyard experience, starting out in ship operations as a Marine Engineer at sea, followed by 32 years of shipyard experience in Canada and the US
HISTORY DESIGN EVOLUTION 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 engineering
HISTORY DESIGN EVOLUTION The Arleigh Burke design has been the workhorse of the US Navy for over 20 years, and will be for another 40-50 years. or for NOAA, Coast Guard, or for Taiwan or Australia.” Outside of the government focus, our DLBA business has been a tremendous addition to the company. The
HISTORY THE PANAMA CANAL fuel costs due to IMO2020 could prompt (as termed by the eminent geography be 400,000 TEUs in 2014. bound from the Gulf of Mexico to the 1.2 million TEUs inbound to the U.S. professor Jean-Paul Rodrigue) as a link Panama Canal Authority, now deriv- U.S. West Coast. to
HISTORY THE PANAMA CANAL early 2016. By 2019, multiple export travelling in ballast…” typically after (which began in late 2015); these move shipping, has the potential to bring about facilities had already come online, with discharging on the U.S. West Coast and on Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs)
HISTORY THE PANAMA CANAL IMO2020, impacting all aspects of shipping, has the po- tential to bring about a backslide in the East Coast’s traf? c gains. Joshua Hurwitz, Senior Consultant at port designer ? rm Moffaft & Nichol has made the case that in- creased fuel costs due to IMO2020 could prompt 1.
, and lumber from the Paci? c and it was the ? ttingly renamed Cosco Ship- changes in LNG moves; with the ? rst U.S. Northwest, back to ports in the Gulf and At- ping Panama (9,472 teu) that won the draw LNG exports moving out of Sabine Pass in www.marinelink.com 29 MR #10 (26-33).indd 29 10/7/2019
escalation of the situation as around half of all seaborne crude oil in 2019 from 9m to 4m DWT. uct tankers will be employed to transport in the Persian Gulf would have a severe is transported through the Strait of Hor- In contrast to the disappointing de- the product to where it is needed. impact on the
tensions have led to disruptions to the tanker shipping in- BIMCO: Tanker Shipping, Fleet Growth dustry and all other ships trading in the Persian Gulf. Tensions have risen fol- lowing the expiry of waivers to the U.S. Our Core Purpose... is to Create. imposed Iran sanctions, as well as at- tacks and
I INSIGHTS: MARITIME SECURITY on some critical issues since the ? rst within the areas of digitalization, auton- exercises and workshops involving a both undergraduate and graduate stu- event at the University of Southern Cali- omy and data analysis, this symposium diverse group of stakeholders, common
I INSIGHTS: MARITIME SECURITY Dr. Joe DiRenzo is the Director of Research Partnerships at the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center. He is the former project manager for the service’s AI/ML project involving disaster response planning, a retired USCG of? cer, and former cutter Commanding Of? cer.
I INSIGHTS: LEGAL BEAT Jeanne Grasso (right) is a partner in the Blank Rome LLP’s Washington, D.C., and Vice Practice Group Leader of the Maritime and International Trade Practice Group. Grasso focuses her practice on maritime and environmental law for domestic and international clients. She counsels
I INSIGHTS: GOVERNMENT UPDATE authorized to perform all the functions delayed the review and approval of 220 over-committed and under-staffed. It Due to personnel shortages, these provided for in the TSMS program on courses. It took the NMC until August is forced to rely heavily on non-Coast
I INSIGHTS: GOVERNMENT UPDATE of missions. This program allows the to perform many of its important mis- Guard positions to actually perform the Coast Guard to accomplish its ever-ex- sions, particularly as they relate to the • Grain ship examinations large number of new vessel inspections panding
into World War II. The purpose was to challenges. As a result, the USCG Re- a variety of locations and on a variety Members of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Gulf Strike Team rescue an elderly couple af- ter ? oodwaters from the Wac- camaw River took over their apartment complex in Horry County, South Carolina
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