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Monday, June 17, 2019

Mississippi River News

Matthew Kuehne, General Manager of BQR, Bollinger Quick Repair (Photo: Bollinger)

Kuehne Named GM of Bollinger Quick Repair

2011 and has held the positions of Assistant Estimating/Project Coordinator, Estimating/Project Coordinator, Assistant Operations Manager and Operations Manager. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of New Orleans.Bollinger Quick Repair (BQR) is located on the Harvey Canal .5 miles west of the Mississippi River at the Harvey Locks.  BQR is a full-service shipyard and provides service to both inland and offshore marine transportation sectors with five drydocks ranging from 1,500 tons to 3,400 tons, on-site machine shop, armature shop, propeller shop and access to all Bollinger support facilities

William T. “Bill” Bergeron (Photo courtesy of WTCNO)

Bergeron to be Honored

for construction of the most modern barge-building plant in the United States. Bergeron is also credited with negotiating the contract to build the Steamboat Natchez in 1973 bringing new jobs to New Orleans as well as the creation of a new fabrication yard in Plaquemines Parish and a drydock on the Mississippi River.He attended LSU New Orleans and has aided the port throughout the years including the dismantling and rehabilitation of the New Orleans Public Bulk Terminal on the MRGO at Elaine Street in New Orleans and the repair of the dock and gantry cranes that allowed for a 6-year life extension, over

(Photo: Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center)

Simulation: Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center

. As long as we remain aware and on point with industry standards, changes and competencies, and develop or adjust programs to meet these needs at every turn, there is never-ending room for growth. Specifically, we will continue to develop scenarios and simulation software for specific routes of the Mississippi River, we will continue to expand program offerings to cater to a more expansive population of mariners at all levels, and we will continue to update our fire field and obtain new training props and equipment to keep us at a state-of-the-art level.      (As published in the March

Michael Hansen (Photo: Asahi/America, Inc.)

Asahi/America Promotes Hansen to VP

of Asahi/America’s sales operations in South America, the Pacific Islands, and, most recently, the company’s entrance into the Australian marketplace. In addition to these responsibilities, Hansen will continue to oversee Asahi/America’s team of sales representatives west of the Mississippi River, and assist Asahi/America district sales managers and their distributors with sales and specification efforts for Asahi/America’s full family of thermoplastic fluid flow products.    Hansen has been with Asahi/America since 2002 as district sales manager. He is a graduate

New Barge Fleeting and Switching Operation in Cairo Harbor

and switching operations in the Cairo, Illinois, harbor starting January 1, 2016.    The Cairo harbor is a vital hub in the inland waterway supply chain. The new operation will be based in Wickliffe, Kentucky, and will provide fleeting and switching operations from mile 948 on the Lower Mississippi River to mile 29 on the Upper Mississippi and mile 974 on the Ohio River.   “ARTCO is the only company in the inland waterway system that can provide a self-contained supply chain to our customers, which allows us to provide better, more efficient and cost-effective service,” said

Navigation Systems Donation Supports Industry Training

that provide all the information mariners need to navigate safely to their destination.   The Inland Institute, located near Paducah's riverfront, provides training and education for the logistics and marine industries. Renovation of the building at 631 Marine Way was accomplished through a Mississippi River Transportation and Distribution and Logistics grant. The Institute houses WKCTC’s Logistics & Operations Management and Marine Technology programs. Students can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in these programs, completely online.   More than 700 students have received

American Cruise Lines Orders Four New Ships

plans to build four new riverboats for American river cruising, and noted that construction has already begun on the first two ships, with the first to begin cruising in in the spring of 2015. The first two new riverboats are designed to carry between 150 and 200 guests and will cruise the Mississippi River system and the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The full suite of four new ships will enter service between 2015 and 2017. At least one of the four new ships will operate cruises along the Columbia and Snake Rivers from the Pacific Coast to the Idaho border, more than 500 miles inland. It will

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