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
Melville, NY – October 7, 2016. On Thursday, October 6th, 2016, Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. President & CEO Morton S. Bouchard III was honored at the Coast Guard Foundation 36th Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard National Awards Dinner, in New York City.
Mr. Bouchard has been a proud supporter of the United States Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Foundation since 1985. Throughout his dedication over the past 30+ years he has helped grow various programs including, education and the Fallen Heroes Scholarship program, support for USCG members both ashore and at sea, and relief for USCG members and their families during times of critical injury, or worse.
His close relationship with the United States Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Foundation was beautifully recognized while surrounded by members of the United States Coast Guard and the Foundation, business partners, fellow industry executives, family and friends.
Mr. Bouchard was introduced to the stage by Coast Guard Foundation Chairman and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Director, Will Jenkins. He proudly accepted the honor on behalf of Bouchard’s employees, “who everyday go above and beyond, 365 days a year, to provide safe transportation of the various petroleum products on the coastal waters of the United States.” His acceptance was then followed with gracious remarks which thanked Admiral Paul Zukunft, the evening’s guests whose contributions helped make the night a record breaking success, and most importantly, the men and women of the Unites States Coast Guard who proudly sacrifice their lives to serve our Country and protect our waterways. He concluded with a proposal to form a committee with the cooperation of fellow industry owners and operators, the USCG, AWO and ABS, with a goal to bind the entities together as industry leaders.
About Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.:
Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.’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 throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. The fleet consists of 26 barges, ranging from 35,000 to 260,000 barrels, and 25 tugs, ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 horsepower.
Danielle M. Bouchard
Director of Communications
Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.