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#BTC100 History

Canal. The construction of these vessels would then, in the years that followed, lead to Buster’s position as a prominent figure within the oil transportation industry. #BTC100    The July 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News will feature a special “Bouchard Transportation Co. Celebrates 100 Years” magazine. For more information contact: Greg Trauthwein,, t. 516-810-7405.   

Shawn Garry (Photo: Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.)

Garry Joins Bouchard as Regulatory Compliance VP

Shawn Garry has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. as Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Inspections, tasked with ensuring that the company achieves regulatory compliance and meets SubChapter M requirements.   Garry will be the primary contact for Gulf Coast region internal and external vetting, SIRE, ABS, USCG and ISM.   Prior to joining Bouchard, Garry worked at the U.S. Coast Guard as an Engineer of the Watch Afloat, Senior Marine Inspector, and Marine Casualty Investigator.   Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., said

Christopher Deschenes has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs. (Photo: Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.)

Deschenes Joins Bouchard as VP

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. said that Christopher Deschenes has joined the company as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs.   Prior to joining Bouchard, Mr. Deschenes served as a Project Engineer with Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. as a member of the Worldwide Technical Service Group, supporting all new construction and capital projects for the foreign and domestic OSG tanker/ATB fleet. He then moved on to Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering, Inc. as Director of Engineering and Projects, where he was responsible for managing company operations, engineering staff, client relations and

Brendan J. Bouchard (Photo: Bouchard Transportation)

New VP of Sales & Operations at Bouchard Transportation

Independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. announced the appointment of Brendan J. Bouchard as VP of Sales and Operations, establishing the fifth generation of the Bouchard family.   Bouchard Transportation was started by Brendan J. Bouchard’s great great grandfather, Capt. Fred Bouchard, and passed on down to his great grandfather, Morton S. Bouchard Sr., then to his grandfather Morton S. Bouchard Jr.,  and then to his father, Morton S. Bouchard III,  to whom Brendan will report.    Brendan has worked in various capacitie

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Bouchard Hosts Leadership Training Course

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. hosts USCG leadership and managerial skills course at corporate headquarters for tug captains and chief engineers   During the weeks of July 18-21, and August 1-4, Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. partnered with SUNY Maritime College and privately hosted the required USCG Leadership & Managerial Skills Course at Bouchard’s corporate headquarters in Melville, N.Y. for all Bouchard tug captains and chief engineers. Bouchard is the first operator to privately host this class for their vessel employees.   Effective March 24, 2014, additional

“You cannot be profitable in this industry unless you are safe. You cannot be safe unless you train,” said Morton S. Bouchard, III. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

Bouchard Simulation Center Opens at SUNY Maritime

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, New York, NY – Today in New York Morton S. Bouchard, III and many local maritime dignitaries officially opened The Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Tug & Barge Simulation Center on the campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College.   Captain Robert Glas, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Bouchard Transportation made the traditional ribbon cut with the comically sized pair of scissors, as Morton S. Bouchard, III, his two sons, US Congressman Joseph Crowley, RADM Michael Alfultis, USMS, Ph.D., President of SUNY Maritime and a host of

Brian Hall

Hall Joins Bouchard Transportation

Retired Active Duty Coast Guard Commanding Officer Brian Hall has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., the nation’s largest independently-owned oceangoing petroleum barge company, as Southern Port Captain / Vetting Manager. Hall brings with him more than 25 years of experience in marine safety, security and environmental protection. In his new position, Hall will report to Mike Brady, VP Health, Safety, Security and Environment and be based in Tampa, Fla. A graduate of Maine Maritime Academy with a degree in Marine Engineering, Hall most recently worked as the Technical Operations

Conte Cicala (Photo: Clyde & Co)

Maritime Partner Cicala Joins Clyde & Co

Clyde & Co has announced that Conte Cicala, a maritime attorney, has joined the firm as a partner in its market-leading maritime group. Cicala will be based in the firm's San Francisco office, further deepening and expanding the firm's shipping practice along the West Coast. John Keough and John Woods, New York-based partners who lead the firm's maritime and energy practice in the US, said, "Conte is a well-respected litigator in the maritime bar and in the commercial marine industry in California. We are excited that he chose to join Clyde & Co. Conte will complement our growing

MHI Announces Executive-level Personnel Changes

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced executive-level personnel changes effective January 31 and February 1, 2017.   Hiroshi Yokota, Senior Vice President, Head of Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., will retire January 31, 2017.   Masao Miyazaki, currently Fellow, General Manager, Shipbuilding & Ocean Development Division of Commercial Aviation & Transportation Systems, will become Fellow, General Manager, Shipbuilding & Ocean Development Division of Commercial Aviation & Transportation

From left: Eugene O'Connor, Timothy Semenoro and Robert O'Connor

Montgomery McCracken Adds 3 Maritime Attorneys

and restoration, natural resource damage assessments (NRDA), defense of third party claims, and claims for reimbursement to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSTLF) as administered by the U.S. Coast Guard through the National Pollution Fund Center (NPFC). A few of his notable OPA 90 cases involved the Bouchard B155, North Cape, New Carissa and Cape Flattery. He has also represented terminal owners and operators in litigation involving crane accidents. He is a Proctor member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and is also a member of the Connecticut Maritime Association. Timothy Semenoro's

Jeff Kelton

EBDG Names Kelton Field Liaison Engineer

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a Seattle-based Naval Architect and Marine Engineering firm with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska, today announced the hire of Jeff Kelton as its Field Liaison Engineer in Ketchikan. Kelton is a naval architect with more than 38 years of industry experience. His background encompasses hands-on expertise in shipyards and ship design offices on the West Coast, Gulf Coast and in Japan. His vast experience includes project management, shipyard liaison engineering, structural engineering, high speed aluminum vessel design, structural designing to ABS-USCG-Det


Seacor Holdings Rejig Top Deck

  SEACOR Holdings Inc.informed that Oivind Lorentzen their Chief Executive Officer has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer, but will continue as a director and non-executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Charles Fabrikant, Executive Chairman, assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer. In addition, the Company has appointed John Gellert and Eric Fabrikant as co-Chief Operating Officers. Mr. Gellert will oversee Offshore Marine Services and Mr. Eric Fabrikant will oversee Transportation Services, Witt O'Brien's and CLEANCOR Energy Solutions. Matthew Cenac, Chief Financial

Stephen H. Vengrow (Photo: Montgomery McCracken)

Montgomery McCracken Adds 2 Maritime Attorneys

The firm welcomes Stephen H. Vengrow and Eric Chang in New York   Montgomery McCracken has added two attorneys to the Maritime and Transportation practice group in the firm's New York office. Stephen H. Vengrow joins the firm as a partner and Eric Chang joins as an associate. Both were previously at the maritime law firm of Cichanowicz Callan Keane Vengrow & Textor, LLP.   “We are continuing to expand the capabilities of Montgomery McCracken's Maritime and Transportation Practice Group, having grown significantly over the past 10 years, with prospects for additional growth in

Thomas Delaney (Photo: Portwide Cargo Securing Co. Inc.)

Delaney Joins Portwide as President

Thomas J. Delaney has been named President of Portwide Cargo Securing Co. Inc., which supplies lashing services throughout the Port of New York/New Jersey. The announcement was made by Christopher Guido, owner of Portwide. Most recently, Delaney served as Senior Director, Sales and Marketing for APM Terminals (North America) Inc., out of the Elizabeth, N.J. office.   Delaney joined APM Terminals as Vice President, Labor Relations, in 2006. He was involved with matters related to the ILA Master Contract and the implementation of new technology. He also served on the Board of Directors for both

YoungShip Launches in Texas

Mitchell Machann, an associate in Blank Rome LLP’s Houston office, recently co-founded YoungShip Texas with TITAN Salvage’s Lindsay Malen. This new branch is the 18th in YoungShip International’s global network, and the first in the United States. In launching YoungShip Texas, Machann and Malen’s vision is to increase awareness of the younger generation coming into the maritime community and to strengthen its presence in the U.S. maritime sector. YoungShip Texas provides a networking platform for young professionals who are already in the maritime industry and support

Grant Johnson (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Johnson Joins Foss in HSQE Role

Grant Johnson has joined Foss Maritime as Vice President of Health, Safety, Quality and Environment (HSQE), responsible for overseeing, growing and strengthening HSQE performance.   Johnson arrives at Foss from TechnipFMC, an international energy services provider, where he served in various capacities including Director of Worldwide Fleet Management, Asset Technical Director, and most recently as manager of TechnipFMC's contract with Marine Well Containment Company. Before joining TechnipFMC, Johnson held various positions with BP's Alaskan, Shipping and U.S. Gulf of Mexico businesses, and

Legislation Signed for Ports Upgrades

Today, Governor Brown signed AB 2395 Legislation. The bill was co-authored by Bonnie Lowenthal chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee and the Select Committee on Ports (D-Long Beach); Jeff Gorell, a member of the Select Committee on Ports (R-Camarillo); and Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).   By increasing the Oxnard Harbor District's borrowing authority from its current $1 million to $10 million, the legislation will help The District upgrade and modernize its facilities. The bill maintains stringent accountability standards, including a required two-thirds vote by the District's

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