Category: Marine


Harvey Gulf further expands Subsea Solutions Team

U.S. based Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions has appointed two new members to its Subsea Solutions Team — Brad Brister and Mark Scott. Brad Brister. Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions Team photo Brister is a PMP certified project manager with over 19 years of subsea IMR experience. He has extensive expertise in managing both onshore and offshore cross-functional…


Corps reopens Illinois Waterway to navigation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, announced Thursday that construction is complete and the Illinois Waterway locks have reopened to navigation after a series of extended, consolidated closures. With construction coming to an end at Dresden Island, Starved Rock and Marseilles locks, the Illinois Waterway lock and dam system is open for…


Hurricanes, Covid-19 impact Kirby’s earnings report

Inland tank barge giant Kirby Corp. reported weakened earnings for the third quarter of 2020 on Thursday, citing a dip in demand for services due to the Covid-19 pandemic, numerous devastating storms that disrupted operations in the Gulf, and a drop in activity in the oil patch. The Houston-based barge line posted $27.4 million net…


Distressed Gulf of Mexico looks to mid-2021

Between a persistent pandemic’s assault on fossil fuel demand and an epic storm season, the Gulf of Mexico seems to have been cast into some kind of ecclesiastical time warp this year. Yet, even as 2020 mercifully wraps up, most agree it will be at least mid-2021 before a clearer picture emerges on the how…


Refined product drop hits inland marine sector

Not surprisingly, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a dent in the refined product volumes inland barge operators transport from refineries and chemical plants, particularly along the Gulf Coast, which houses half of the nation’s oil refining capacity. With  Gulf Coast refinery and petrochemical plant utilization hovering between 70% and 75% going into the third quarter,…


McFadyen tapped to lead Fairbanks Morse’s aftermarket business

Fairbanks Morse, Beloit, Wis., has named James (Jay) McFadyen as vice president and general manager of Aftermarket. James McFadyen. Fairbanks Morse photo “Jay’s experience leading global businesses through organizational and operational transformations will be a tremendous asset to Fairbanks Morse as we expand aftermarket services domestically and internationally,” George Whittier, CEO of Fairbanks Morse, said…

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