The Maritime Minute

News from The American Maritime Partnership, July 12, 2012


CROWLEY’S LOGISTICS GROUP NAMED 2012 GREAT SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNER: Crowley Maritime Corporation’s logistics group has been recognized as a 2012 Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain, a major logistics industry trade publication. The recognition followed a six-month online poll in which supply chain professionals were asked to nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance. Click here to read more


HORIZON LINES’ VESSELS RECEIVE 2011 JONES F. DEVLIN AWARDS: Horizon Lines has received recognition from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) for its safety record, as well as for the rescue earlier this year of three stranded sailors by the Horizon Reliance. CSA presented six Horizon Lines vessels and their crews with the 2011 Jones F. Devlin Award for safety at its 2012 Annual Safety Awards luncheon last month. Together, these vessels have logged 18 total years without a crewmember losing a full turn at watch because of an occupational injury, reflecting Horizon Lines’ long-standing commitment to safety. Click here to read more


GREAT LAKES FLEET NEAR CAPACITY: U.S.-flag operators on the Great Lakes have almost 95 percent of their carrying capacity in service to meet the need for raw materials such as iron ore, limestone and coal. Another Jones Act laker will soon return to service following completion of installation of new, energy efficient engines, and another vessel is being readied for operation yet this year.


MARINE RESOURCES GROUP BECOMES FOSS MARINE HOLDINGS, INC: Company officials announced that Marine Resources Group (MRG) is becoming Foss Marine Holdings. The Foss name will now represent a family of independent subsidiary companies that spans North America and the globe. With 130 tugs and barges, the rechristened company has oversight of a number of independent companies that make up the nation’s largest coastal tug and barge fleet. Click here to read more.