When Ray Eckstein founded Marquette Transportation Company in the late 1970s, his very first employee was his daughter, Cindy L. Erickson. Erickson grew up along the banks of the Mississippi… Read More
Boats & Barges
The latest inland marine industry news involving new-construction and refurbished towboats, passenger vessels, ferries, dredges and other inland river boats. Towboat christenings and recent innovations in towboat design are also featured.
Conrad Shipyard LLC announced August 29 that it has been awarded a contract by the Puerto Rico Maritime Transit Authority for the construction of four cargo and passenger ferry vessels. Read More
Steiner Construction Company, Bayou La Batre, Ala., recently completed a second 88- by 34-foot, 2,600 hp. towboat for Evansville (Ind.) Marine Service Inc. Built on a design of Farrell &… Read More
A single barge has the carrying capacity of 16 rail cars or 70 tractor trailers, which makes moving cargoes on the inland waterways by far the most efficient and environmentally… Read More
Laborde Products, Covington, La., announced the successful installation of a triple-screw propulsion package for Central Boat Rentals’ latest vessel, constructed by Halimar Shipyard. The package incorporates three fully mechanical Mitsubishi… Read More
When Sunshine, La.-based Chem Carriers put the mv. Brooke Banta into service in 2011, Louisiana maritime industry veteran Warren Berthelot was there, having shepherded that project to completion as the… Read More