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Bouchard Transportation Accepts 2014 AMS Barge Safety Award from American Maritime Safety

MELVILLE, NY – Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., the nation’s largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company, was honored by American Maritime Safety, Inc. (“AMS”) with the 2014 AMS Tug & Barge Safety Award on Thursday, October 23, 2014. The award, accepted by Morty Bouchard IV, Vice President of Operation & Sales, recognizes the implementation of outstanding compliance programs that serve to enhance crewmember efficiency and the safe operation of tug and barge vessels in the U.S. coastal waters.

AMS is a non-profit maritime trade association, which facilitates the maritime industry’s compliance with international shipping protocols and U.S. Coast Guard regulations. The AMS consortium is comprised of more than 400 vessel owners and operators. It is the leading maritime industry association in the United States specializing in regulatory compliance, particularly with respect to drug and alcohol and harassment prevention policy.

About Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.

Bouchard Transportation’s history dates back to its incorporation in 1918 by founder, Capt. Fred Bouchard, the youngest tugboat captain in the Port of New York. Bouchard is a family owned business and the nation’s largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company. The company’s areas of operation span all four coasts of the United States: East, Gulf, West and Great Lakes. The fleet consists of 25 barges ranging from 25,000 to 252,000 barrels and 21 tugs ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 horsepower. In August 2014, President and CEO Morton S. Bouchard III announced the construction of two 6000-hp ATB tugs as part of the company’s ongoing fleet expansion, which also includes two ATB units currently under construction.

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Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Vice President of Operations & Sales Morty Bouchard IV accepts the AMS Tug & Barge Safety Award from AMS President Lee Seham at the American Maritime Safety 25th Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (Photo: AMS)

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