MELVILLE, NY — Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. has been nominated for a prestigious Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Award in the category of “Inland, Coastal, or Lake Ship Operator of the Year.” The award recognizes the shipowner or operator that has demonstrated excellence in the operation of its ships over the past year in the inland, coastal, or lake sectors.
“Bouchard Transportation is pleased to have been named to the shortlist of nominees selected for this prestigious award,” said Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. “As our fleet expands, Bouchard’s commitment to excellence remains unwavering. The Bouchard team is truly honored to be recognized by Lloyd’s List for that commitment.”
The Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Awards recognize the best in shipping during the last year in the North American region. Winners in each category will be announced on Wednesday, February 18 during a gala evening at the Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa in Houston, TX. For a complete list of categories and nominees, visit www.lloydslist.com and click on the awards link.
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 horsepower ATB tugs as part of the company’s ongoing fleet expansion, which also includes two ATB units currently under construction.