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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Ship Repair Activities and Investments in ship repair & conversion yards Astican & Astander Regulatory Work, Offshore Drives Astican Reliance entered Astican for the installation of a new HydeMarine Hyde Guardian ballast water management system. Photo: Astican While 2019 provided a mixed bag of ing
“one size ? ts all” answer to questions of in U.S. waters, with Lim adding that dynamic position (DP) whether conversion (with a subsequent move from the Gulf capabilities could be added. Coast up to the East Coast) would actually make sense. The However, as always the price tag is at the forefront, par- answers
REPAIR & CONVERSION “As owners we always look for opportunities to increase the attractiveness of our vessels. In this context, modern PSVs can be converted and utilized for new operations at a competitive cost compared to new buildings.” Tommy Walaunet, Managing Director, Island Offshore Though
Obviously, the shipping industry’s primary goal should al- The NTSB ways be to have zero lost days due to accidents. But, equally, The NTSB’s stated purpose can be found on its website: the industry should also always be prepared to immediately respond to and investigate unfortunate events when they
, and an industry-wide out and eventual loss of the Deepwater Ho- focus and dedication to improved safety, marine casualties rizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the will continue to occur; maybe not as often, but they will hap- sinking of the El Faro during Hurricane Joaquin, and the col- pen. And
“These are installation vessels and SOVs that require an investment of $100m to $300m (each), an investment that is very hard to make on spec.” Matt Tremblay SVP, Global Offshore, ABS optimization and around risk management. A lot of the questions that we’re getting in that area from the wind mar- ket
wind assets hybrid power systems to increase the ef? ciency of vessels in the United States. These are installation vessels and SOVs operating in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world. Also, that require an investment of $100m to $300m, an investment the application of new digital technologies create
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of the maritime pointed Atlantic Detroit Diesel Al- industry. The end result of their work lison (ADDA) as its 12th North Shane Guidry, CEO of Harvey Gulf is an agreement by all members of the American Authorized Power Center International Marine, has purchased for the marine industry. ADDA is a Harvey’s
PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Volvo Penta of the Americas Hägg Bean Kolunsarka Gu Puscar Cox Powertrain Kymmene, the largest pulp and paper APM Terminals, North America. He Hägg Named business in Europe, in a number of also spent more than 10 years with Steerprop CEO different roles. From 2013 to 2016
VESSELS SCHOTTEL to Propel Hydrogen Ferry TEL Rudder EcoPellers type SRE 340 L FP with an input power of 960 kW each. With ? xed pitch propellers and a propeller diameter of 2.10 m, the ferry will operate at a service speed of 12 knots. The SRE meets Norled’s requirements as it covers the power range
OFFSHORE WIND ? ve modules and is intended to be about 80% practi- cal training with the balance in a classroom. That, says Burns, lends itself well to the assessment-based training that the school already imbeds into its curriculum. And, while this training regimen has nothing formally to do with
OFFSHORE WIND The ? rst-in-the-nation offshore wind training facility will be located at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. By Joseph Keefe n late October, with much fanfare, Massachusetts Gover- by the Commonwealth to grow a workforce for the off- nor Charlie Baker, Stephen Pike, CEO of the Massachu-
SAFETY tank or from outside – either would warrant an inspec- Headquarters has prioritized outreach and discussion tion to determine the source and a potential limitation vs. an enforcement policy at this time. While this may of movement, up to detention to port.” He pointed out, change with new policy
SAFETY nation as to whether the de? ciency is a “one off” (likely • Manning speci? c to reductions in engineering speci? c to the vessel and its crew), or whether it’s systemic, staff for automation pointing to a failure in company management. Lindholm, from EDT Forensic Engineering, provided As
M compliance.” The USCG conference speech also detailed nine actual ITV detentions, all in the USCG District 8 (cover- ing the inland river system and Gulf U.S. Coast Guard photo by Brian McCrum Intracoastal Waterway), during the three-month period. These included a response to a fatal man overboard
SAFETY Subchapter M were modeled on the inspection require- the board. Commander Jake Hobson, Chief of the Inspec- ments for cargo vessels – in so much as a towing vessel is tions Division at USCG Sector New York, told Marine not intended to carry passengers. Passenger vessel regula- News, “The inspection
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ronald Hodges Waterway Operators (AWO), a trade association for the workboat and towing and barging sector. Allegretti’s remarks came in a speech at a late-Septem- ber 2019 conference on Subchapter M, which provides a framework for safety management of towing vessels (rather
SAFETY Vessel Inspections: Vessel Inspections: It’s All About SafetyIt’s All About Safety U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles By Barry Parker ith the announcements that New York Waterway, By mid-December, most of the vessels have returned to a ferry operator running 32 boats around
He said that limit made sense in the mid-19th century when control of a ship was more art than science. Without such protections America’s ? edgling oceanic commerce would have withered. Now, Sterbcow asserts, “encouragement of investment in shipbuilding should no longer be accomplished on the backs
PASSENGER VESSELS successfully promoted safety. It is imperative that the Coast comply with a lower safety standard,” according to Smith. Guard safety function be preserved” (emphasis added). As readers likely know, after 43 years, these CBP rulings Bottom line for Stephens and PVA: Congress should not