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Pilot Thomas Logistics Expands Reach To Entire Texas Coast

Pilot Thomas Logistics (PTL) and its family of companies, including Radcliff/Economy, Maxum Petroleum and Economy Boat Store, announced November 20 that PTL has received authorization from Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Victoria to perform over-the-water transfers in the Houston-Galveston and Texas City sectors. The authorization expands and extends the service area that now encompasses the entire Western Gulf Coast from Brownsville, Texas, to Lake Charles, La.

Bill Swendsen, senior director marine sales-Gulf Coast, was quick to hail the news. “We’ve had early operational success in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Ingleside, Point Comfort, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Sabine Pass and Lake Charles,” he said. “This new approval extends our reach to the ports of Houston, Bayport, Texas City, Galveston and Freeport.”

Swendsen has been busy developing new business opportunities serving marine customers since the company ventured into this area in April. The company offers barge and truck delivered fuel, lubricants, chemicals and petroleum solutions in these markets.

“We’re tremendously pleased with our progress on the Texas coast,” said Dennis Cassidy, president and CEO of Pilot Thomas Logistics. “We brought decades of experience from managing our operation in Mobile, Ala., the inland waterways and the U.S. West Coast and applied an investment in leadership and an intense focus on customer service to our Texas and Louisiana ports. Our PTL Marine operations are heading in exciting directions, and we are ahead of our growth plan despite obvious challenges this year.”

Pilot Thomas Logistics provides fuel, lubricants and petroleum solutions to the commercial, industrial, energy, marine and mining industries and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. PTL operates in more than 30 states from 100-plus terminals with a team of more than 1,800 professionals.