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Photo Courtesy of Bouchard Transportation Co.

In 1993, Bouchard Transportation Co. christened the B. No. 230, which was the first double-hulled barge to enter service in the United States. Joined together for this milestone celebration was (pictured left to right): Mr. John Dane III, former President/CEO, Halter Marine Group Inc.; Mr. Gerhard Kurz,

150,000 Bbl ATB Delivered to Reinauer Transportation

(Photo: Senesco Marine)

Shipbuilder Senesco Marine has delivered a new articulated tug and barge (ATB) to Reinauer Transportation Companies. The launch of the unit, including the 8,000hp tug and 150,000bbl barge, marks the largest such ATB constructed in the U.S. Northeast.The ATB was built as an international SOLAS class

New Feeder Solution to Serve US Offshore Wind Market

Photo: GustoMSC

Dutch companies GustoMSC and Barge Master join forces in the development of a motion-compensated feeder solution to service the emerging U.S. offshore wind marketsThis solution offers a flexible and cost-effective alternative for installing the first wave of U.S. projects. Combining the strengths of

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In 1990, Richie Bates (pictured) joined Bouchard Transportation as a mate on the Ellen S. Bouchard, and soon rose to Captain of the Morton S. Bouchard Jr. in 1994.  As one of BTC’s long-standing employees, Capt. Bates currently serves as Captain of the M/V Donna J. Bouchard, and leads his crew with

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Photo Courtesy of Patrick Conlin

Longtime employee Patrick Conlin begins his tenure in 1968 as a dispatcher at Bouchard Transportation Co., eventually moving up to the company’s head of operations until his retirement in 2010. Conlin also had the privilege of working with Morton S. (“Buster”) Bouchard Sr., and Morton S. Bouchard Jr.

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Photo Courtesy of Bouchard Transportation Co.

The third generation of the Bouchard family continues within the family business as Buster’s sons Morton S. Bouchard Jr. and Frederick E. Bouchard join the company as Dispatchers in 1955. It was also during this time that Bouchard Transportation Co. furthered the tugboat side of its business with the construction of the Evening Star.

FreightWeek STL Focuses on State of the Barge Industry

Image: Credit AWO

The state of the barge industry was among the first educational sessions offered to attendees of FreightWeek STL, a four-day conference hosted by Inland Marine Expo (IMX), Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS) and St. Louis Regional Freightway.  Representatives of Informa Economics IEG,

St. Louis: the heartland’s intermodal hub hosts two industry events

On the IMX tradeshow floor: Scania USA Sales Manager (Marine) Al Alcala and MarineNews Editor Joseph Keefe this week got together to discuss current trends in propulsion.

The 5th annual inland IMX show coincides with the first ever FreightWeek STL. For transport professionals, supply chain stakeholders and inland operators alike, there was something for everyone.   St. Louis, MO: This week’s IMX inland marine industry tradeshow may have been the primary focus for inland stakeholders,

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Photo Courtesy of Caddell Dry Dock & Repair Co

In 1975, tugboats Bouchard Boys and Evening Light enter service, both at 3,900-hp. It was also during this year that Bouchard Transportation Co. formed its long-standing current relationship with Caddell Dry Dock & Repair Co.—a partnership--to this day--is still based on trust, loyalty and family heritage.

An Unlikely and Remarkable Safety Journey

(Credit: Gregory Thorp)

Late last year, the Transportation Research Board released a major study that was undertaken “in response to the rapid development of domestic sources of energy and questions about the safest ways to move these products.” The Study Committee examined the operational responses of the three primary modes impacted by the fracking revolution – rail,

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Photo Courtesy of Bouchard Transportation Co.

In the late 1960s, Bouchard Transportation Co. wins two very important barge contracts; the first comprises the B. No. 40 and B. No 30 barges to haul jet fuel along the Erie Canal for the U.S. Air Force; the second  was for the company’s B. No. 55 barge to move crude oils in New York Harbor, Long Island Sound,

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Photo Courtesy of Tugboat Graffiti

In 2017, Bouchard Transportation Co. announced its construction plans for ATB unit M/V Evening Breeze and B. No. 252, which is the sister to ATB unit M/V Evening Star & B. No. 250.  These Jones Act vessels will include the newest modifications to the Intercon and pin system, and the most technologically

Barges Catch Fire in Alabama

The U.S. Coast Guard said it is working with local agencies to respond to a barge fire on the Mobile River near Mobile, Ala.Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from Mobile County Fire Department that a barge carrying scrap metal caught fire at mile marker three on the Mobile River at approximately 10 a.

Tech File: Material Handler Boosts Paducah’s Productivity

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Located at the confluence of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, the Ohio River and the Cumberland River and just upstream from the Mississippi, the City of Paducah is an important hub in the inland waterways network. In 2015, newly appointed Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority Executive Director

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