News Archive

Larry Cohen Completes ISM Training & is Promoted to Dir. of ISM & Audit Inspections

09-Nov-2018

We are happy to congratulate Mr. Lawrence (“Larry”) Cohen on successfully completing his International Safety Management (ISM) Certification Training, and announce hi..

VT Halter Marine Launches ATB Tug M/V Evening Breeze

08-Nov-2018

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 mar..

Mr. Rick Fieldman Joins as Risk Manager

02-Nov-2018

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Rick Fieldman has joined the Company as Risk Manager. As Risk Manager, Rick will oversee the day to day handling of all marine insurance..

Barge Captain Cliff Murray Retires After 30+ Years!

05-Oct-2018

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 Capt..

VT Halter Marine to Build ATB Tug M/V Evening Stroll

11-Sep-2018

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced a new contract to build an Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) tug with an o..

Capt. Robert Glas Joins as VP of Vessel Compliance & Auditing

23-May-2018

We are pleased to announce that Captain Robert “Bob” Glas has joined the Company as Vice President of Vessel Compliance and Auditing. As Bouchard’s Vice President of Vessel ..

Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Memorial Scholarship Awarded to Four Students at Texas A&M University

20-Feb-2018

GALVESTON, February 19, 2018 — Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. of Melville, New York is giving a new scholarship to Texas A&M University at Galveston to establish the Morton S...

Still Thriving at 100

05-Jan-2018

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 t..

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

01-Dec-2017

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..

Set to Celebrate a Centrury

21-Nov-2017

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 an..

Morton S. Bouchard Jr. Memorial Scholarship

06-Nov-2017

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. Me..

43 Vessels Receive Jones F. Devlin Award

21-Jun-2017

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. operatin..

Bouchard Nominated for 2017 Lloyd's List Americas Award Ship Operator of the Year

06-Apr-2017

Melville, NY- April 6, 2017. Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. is proud to announce its nomination for the 2017 Lloyd’s List Americas Award, Shi..

Coast Guard Foundation Honors President/CEO MSB III

07-Oct-2016

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

17-Aug-2016

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 ho..

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Receives Jones F. Devlin Award for 39 Vessels

10-Jun-2016

Melville, NY – On Wednesday, June 8, 2016 the Chamber of Shipping of America awarded thirty- nine (39) Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. operating vessels the Jones F. Devlin Award..

VT Halter Marine Announces the Delivery of ATB Tug M/V Frederick E. Bouchard

09-Jun-2016

Pascagoula, Miss. — VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announces the delivery of the 6,000hp Twin Screw Articulated ..

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Introduces New Corporate Logo and Website Updates

17-May-2016

MELVILLE, NY – Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., the nation’s largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company, introduced today a new corporate logo, shown above,..

VT Halter Marine Announces the Launch of ATB Tug M/V Frederick E. Bouchard

05-Apr-2016

Launch photo of the M/V Frederick E. Bouchard, 6,000hp Twin Screw ATB tug at VT Halter Moss Point Marine Facility Pascagoula, Miss. — VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a co..

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Celebrates Naming Two New Vessels

18-Feb-2016

MELVILLE, NY – Bouchard Transportation Co., the nation’s largest independently owned oceangoing petroleum barge companies, proudly celebrated the naming of the M/V Donna J. Bouchard an..

VT Halter Marine Delivers ATB Tug

05-Feb-2016

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. ..

Morton S. Bouchard III to Speak, Receive Honorary Doctorate at SUNY Maritime

13-Jan-2016

The State University of New York Maritime College will confer the honorary degree of doctor of science degree on Morton S. Bouchard III, the president and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Company, I..

Letter of Appreciation from Bouchard Intern

01-Jan-2016

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 ..

VT Halter Marine Announces the Launch of Two Tugs for Bouchard

29-Oct-2015

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. Bouc..

Six Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Vessels Receive USCG Certificates of Merit

21-Sep-2015

MELVILLE, NY – Bouchard Transportation Co., the nation’s largest independently owned oceangoing petroleum barge companies, had six vessels recognized by the United States Coast Gu..

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Celebrates Christening of Two New Vessels

14-Jul-2015

MELVILLE, NY – Bouchard Transportation Co., the nation’s largest independently owned oceangoing petroleum barge company, proudly celebrated the christening of The M/..

Brendan J. Bouchard Appointed Vice President of Sales and Operations at Bouchard Transportation Co.

05-Jun-2015

MELVILLE, NY – Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., the nation’s largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company, proudly announces the appointment of Brendan J. Bouchar..

Bouchard Transportation Awarded 39 Jones F. Devlin Awards

29-May-2015

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 (CS..

VT Halter Marine Launches Barge B. No. 270 for Bouchard Transportation Co.

05-May-2015

Melville, NY - Bouchard Transportation Co., proudly announces the launch of Barge B. No. 270, the first of two Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) units constructed by VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halt..

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Updates Fleet to Better Serve Customers

23-Apr-2015

MELVILLE, NY – Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. is pleased to announce that they have cleaned up the Barge B.NO.260 from dirty petroleum products to clean petroleum pro..

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

27-Feb-2015

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 ..

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Nominated for Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Award

22-Jan-2015

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..

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Honored with 43 Environmental Achievement Awards

21-Nov-2014

MELVILLE, NY – Forty-three Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. vessels have been honored by The Chamber of Shipping America (CSA) with Certificates of Environmental Achievement. The award..

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

28-Oct-2014

MELVILLE, NY – Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., the nation’s largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company, was honored by American Maritime Safety, Inc. ..

SUNY Maritime College Formally Opens State-of-the-Art Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Tug & Ba

15-Oct-2014

With a neat snip from an oversized pair of ceremonial scissors, the State University of New York Maritime College today officially opened the state-of-the-art Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Tug..

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

05-Sep-2014

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. (..

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Further Expands Fleet with the Construction of Two New ATB Tugs

01-Aug-2014

MELVILLE, NY – Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., today announced the next step in Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.’s ongoing fleet expans..

Bouchard Transportation Awarded 41 Jones F. Devlin Awards

18-Jun-2014

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) ..

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Takes Delivery of Ocean-Going ATB Tug

30-May-2014

MELVILLE, NY – Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. today took delivery of the ocean-going 112 foot Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) Tug Denise A. Bouchard, from VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary ..

Morton S. Bouchard III Honored at Maritime College's Annual Admiral's Scholarship Dinner

09-May-2014

Morton S. Bouchard III Announces Plan for the Construction of Dormitory to House Visitors to the Tug & Barge Simulation Center at SUNY Maritime College Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. P..

Bouchard Transportation Promotes Director of Compliance

28-Feb-2014

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. ..

2013 Salute to the United States Coast Guard

10-Oct-2013

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 r..

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Donation Funds Simulation Center

01-Aug-2013

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 Simulatio..

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

01-Apr-2013

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 Int..

Bouchard Transportation Exercises Option Unit for Articulated Tug Barge Unit from VT Halter Marine

21-Mar-2013

Pascagoula, Miss. – VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. (Bouchard), has exercised..

VT Halter Marine to Build Articulated Tug Barge Unit with an Option Unit for Bouchard Transportation

13-Feb-2013

Pascagoula, Miss. – VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced a new contract to build an Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) unit with..

Letters of Appreciation From Recent Bouchard Scholarship Winners

02-Jan-2013

Dear Mr. Morton Bouchard, My name is Steven Iezzi and I am a cadet at SUNY Maritime. I recently found out that I have been awarded the Morton S. Bouchard, Jr., Memorial Scholarship from your p..

Letter of Gratitude from Cadet

29-Feb-2012

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 tra..

The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) Awards Bourhcard with 29 Environmental Achievement Award

14-Nov-2008

The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) Announces Recipients of the 2008 Environmental Achievement Awards at a dinner ceremony on November 12, CSA awarded Certificates of Environmental Achievemen..