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Current Progress

The past two years Bouchard has confronted tests the likes of which it has not faced in 100 years of history. Today’s Sector NY/NJ Captain of the Port Order on just eight of our fifty one units is a further…

USCG COI Inspections

  Subchapter M compliant Tugs, Evening Star and Jane A. Bouchard successfully completed their initial United States Coast Guard COI Inspection this past week. The engine and deck departments were thoroughly inspected, which included the testing and demonstration of emergency…

The Enduring, Iconic U.S. Flag ATB Model

Joseph Keefe, Editor of Maritime Professional & Marine News The view from the Bouchard Boardroom and … beyond. The roots of the now familiar and reliable articulated tug and barge (ATB) business are deep and stretch all the way back…

Delivery of ATB Unit M/V Evening Breeze & B. No. 252

We are pleased to announce the delivery of ATB unit M/V Evening Breeze and Barge No. 252 (B. No. 252) from VT Halter Marine Inc. (VT Halter Marine) and Bollinger Shipyards.  M/V Evening Breeze left VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula Shipyard facility…

2018-2019 Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Memorial Scholarship

We are proud to congratulate the Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Memorial Scholarship recipients for the 2018-2019 academic year from SUNY Maritime College, Texas A&M University at Galveston and Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Memorial Scholarship is named…

Barge No. 295 Completes Major Overhaul

Bouchard Barge No. 295 ("B. No. 295”) has ended its shipyard period after completing a major overhaul. Approximately 90% of the B. No. 295’s main deck plate has been replaced, freshly painted, and triple-coated. New internal coatings have been applied,…

VT Halter Marine Launches ATB Tug M/V Evening Breeze

ATB tug M/V Evening Breeze was launched Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, at VT Halter Marine Inc.’s Pascagoula shipyard. The launch of the M/V Evening Breeze marks a milestone achievement in our most recent expansion efforts; with the launch of sister ATB…

Barge Captain Cliff Murray Retires After 30+ Years!

We are proud to congratulate Barge Captain Cliff Murray on his well-deserved retirement after 30+ years of devoted service.  October 5th, 2018 was Cliff’s last day as Barge Captain on the B. No. 230, and his crew bid him a…

Still Thriving at 100

This year officially marks a milestone anniversary of 100 years of service. Since our founding in 1918, we have devoted ourselves to the maritime & petroleum industries, and most importantly to the safety of our operation. Throughout the year, we…

New Construction of ATB Unit M/V Evening Breeze & B. No. 252

We are pleased to announce the new construction of ATB Unit M/V Evening Breeze and Barge B. No. 252, which adds to our fleet expansion plan that began in 2012. The M/V Evening Breeze is being constructed by VT Halter Marine, Inc., and…

Set to Celebrate a Century

In 2018 we will proudly celebrate 100 years of service, and most importantly; 100 years of barging experience and family pride. Maritime Reporter & Engineering News beautifully announced our centennial celebration in their November, 2017 issue.  Read the full article here!

Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Memorial Scholarship

SUNY Maritime College Fall 2017 Scholarship Award Recipients Supporting education is one of our most valued endeavors, which has lead us to form the Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Memorial Scholarship, and build strong relationships with many Maritime Colleges and Universities. The Morton S.…

43 Vessels Receive Jones F. Devlin Award

Melville, NY – June 21, 2017 – On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) awarded forty- three (43) Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. operating vessels the Jones F. Devlin Award, recognizing their safety achievements in 2016. These…

Coast Guard Foundation Honors President/CEO MSB III

The Coast Guard Foundation Honors Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. President & CEO, Morton S. Bouchard III at the 36th Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard National Awards Dinner

Bouchard Hosts USCG Leadership Course

Melville, NY – August 17, 2016 – 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…

VT Halter Marine Delivers ATB Tug

Sea trial for M/V Morton S. Bouchard Jr., the first of the two 130-foot, 6,000hp Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) tug that VT Halter Marine builds for Bouchard Transportation Pascagoula, Miss. — VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a company…

Letter of Appreciation from Bouchard Intern

To everyone who made this experience possible, Thank you so much for the opportunity to intern on the Morton S. Bouchard IV. It was a terrific experience and I learned a lot! Throughout my 97 days on board, I was…

VT Halter Marine Announces the Launch of Two Tugs for Bouchard

Pascagoula, Miss. - VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems) and Bouchard Transportation Co. announced the launch of MN Morton S. Bouchard Jr. a 6,000hp Twin Screw Articulated Tug Barge (ATB)…

Bouchard Transportation Awarded 39 Jones F. Devlin Awards

MELVILLE, NY — Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., the nation’s largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company, was recognized by The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with 39 coveted Jones F. Devlin Awards. The awards, given out in New Orleans, LA…

M/V Kim M. Bouchard Launched in Pascagoula, MS

MELVILLE, NY – Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. is delighted to announce the company’s new 10,000hp ATB tug Kim M. Bouchard was launched February 26, 2015 at VT Halter Marine’s Pascagoula, MS shipyard. Measuring 150 Feet, the Kim is classed by…

Bouchard Transportation to be Honored by American Maritime Safety, Inc.

MELVILLE, NY — Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., the nation’s largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company, will be honored by American Maritime Safety, Inc. (“AMS”) with the 2014 AMS Tug & Barge Safety Award, it was announced by AMS. The Tug…

Bouchard Transportation Awarded 41 Jones F. Devlin Awards

MELVILLE, NY — Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., the nation’s largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company, was recognized by The Chamber of Shipping America (CSA) with 41 coveted Jones F. Devlin Awards. The awards, given out in New Orleans, LA on…

Bouchard Transportation Promotes Director of Compliance

Melville, NY - America's largest independently owned ocean-going petroleum barge company, Bouchard Transportation, has promoted Captain Robert W. Glas to Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs. Captain Glas will interact with regulatory committees and trade organizations on behalf of Bouchard Transportation Co,…

2013 Salute to the United States Coast Guard

The Coast Guard Foundation recognized mission and individual excellence on Thursday, October 10 in New York City at the 33rd Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard, a national awards dinner which raised more than $1 million. The honors for…

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Donation Funds Simulation Center

Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc. Donation Funds New Ocean Going Tug and Barge Simulation Center at SUNY Maritime College Bouchard Transportation Company Inc., Tug and Barge Simulation Center To Open in 2014 State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College President…

B. No. 210 / B. No. 220 ATB Equipment Ordered

Melville, NY, April 1, 2013 - Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. is proud to announce that as part of our five year fleet expansion and equipment upgrade plan, it has placed orders for the Intercon ladder units for the barges B.…

Letter of Gratitude from Cadet

Dear Mr. Bouchard: I am writing to you to thank you for the honor of awarding me the Bouchard Scholarship. Currently I am a senior cadet at SUNY Maritime and the Chief Cadet Officer on the training ship. In January…

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