Author: Photos by Brian Gauvin

McAllister solidifies fleet with new Tier 4 tugs

McAllister Towing and Transportation decided to build Capt. Brian A. McAllister, the most powerful docking and escort tug in its fleet, to handle big containerships expected in East Coast ports following the recent expansion of the Panama Canal.

2017 Ship of the Year: Protector

The “May grays” had dropped a heavy morning curtain on Port of Long Beach, but the lack of sunshine did little to tarnish the gleam of Protector, the harbor’s new fireboat.

Magnolia State

In 2006, General Dynamics NASSCO took on a five-ship contract to build product tankers for U.S. Shipping Partners LP.

Bouchard finds sweet spot with newest ATB class

A few years ago, as Bouchard Transportation looked to expand its fleet of articulated tug-barges, company officials were leaning toward building mega-vessels capable of moving 350,000 barrels of fuel.

HOS Commander

Two years ago, Hornbeck Offshore Services sparked a flurry of blockbuster shipbuilding deals on the Gulf Coast when it announced that it planned to build 16 U.S.-flagged DP-2 offshore supply vessels in the 300-foot range at a cost estimated at $720 million.


Marinette Marine is finally delivering what the American scientific community has always wanted: its own purpose-built research vessel that can sail through ice in the Arctic.