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2014-04-08 23:30:02

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on Tappan Zee Bridge construction after a barge being used by workers broke free from a mooring for the third time. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Attorney at Law David Perecman praises The New York State Thruway Authority for withholding $1 million a month from Tappan Zee Constructors, the consortium of builders working on the new Tappan Zee Bridge project. The penalty came after a barge carrying long steel piles...

2014-03-17 20:20:13

HOUSTON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE:KEX) announced today the signing of agreements to construct 29 additional 30,000 barrel inland tank barges with a total capacity of 830,000 barrels for delivery throughout 2014. Of the 29 inland tank barges, 18 are through the assumption of shipyard construction contracts from another inland tank barge operator and 11 are new orders placed by Kirby. Based on current commitments, steel prices and projected...

2014-01-16 08:20:07

~ Demand driven by domestic energy revolution LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. [NYSE:GBX] announced today that its Gunderson Marine division has received an order from Kirby Offshore Marine to build an articulated ocean-going oil & chemical tank barge, with an option for a second unit, to meet growing demand. The state-of-the-art 578' tank barge is one of the largest in Gunderson's marine history, and has a 185,000 barrel...

2014-01-15 16:20:31

HOUSTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE:KEX) announced today the signing of an agreement to construct an articulated 185,000 barrel tank barge and 10000 horsepower tugboat unit ("ATB unit") at a cost of $75 to $80 million. The ATB unit is anticipated to be delivered in mid-to-late 2015. Upon delivery, the ATB unit will be chartered to a major customer for a four-year period with a one-year extension option. Joe Pyne, Kirby's Chairman and Chief...

Google Describes Mystery Barge As An Interactive Learning Space
2013-11-08 06:55:53

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month a four-story barge was seen floating in San Francisco Bay near Treasure Island, a former US naval base. It had the appearance of a James Bond super villain’s lair – although not one that was too secret – but exactly what it was for was unknown. Reports quickly suggested that it was apparently part of a super-secret Google facility, and while able to be seen at a distance everything else about it truly remained a secret....

2013-04-11 16:20:48

NEW ORLEANS, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In mid-December a retired Jack-up Drill rig under tow from Fourchon, LA to be dismantled in Texas began taking on water. Despite being in the crowded waters of the oilfield, the tow captain was able to maneuver the sinking rig into a little used section of the Vermillion Block where the seas finally washed over the main deck and forced the rig to the ocean floor. The Gulf of Mexico's foul winter weather prevented any immediate salvage response, and...

2013-02-14 16:21:09

BOGOTA, Colombia, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Drummond LTD today released results of an internal investigation it has conducted into events that took place at its port facilities in Cienaga on January 12 and 13. The investigation, which included a review of all of the pertinent details of the accident, found that most of the recent press articles about the incident were factually incorrect, company officials announced. The findings of this investigation include a full...

2012-12-14 16:20:22

HOUSTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE:KEX) announced today the completion of the acquisition of Penn Maritime Inc. and Maritime Investments LLC ("Penn"), an operator of tank barges and tugboats participating in the coastal transportation of primarily black oil products in the United States. The total value of the transaction was approximately $299 million (before post-closing adjustments and transaction fees), consisting of $146 million of cash, $29...

2012-11-01 15:22:35

HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE:KEX) announced today the completion of the previously disclosed purchase of 13 barges and seven tugboats from Allied Transportation Company, a subsidiary of Allied Marine Industries, and two affiliated companies. The fleet of offshore barges and tugboats participates in the coastal transportation of petrochemicals, as well as dry sugar products, in the Northeast, Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions of the United States. The...

2012-07-25 14:21:10

HOUSTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE: KEX) today announced net earnings attributable to Kirby for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 of $47.6 million, or $.85 per share, compared with $41.7 million, or $.77 per share, for the 2011 second quarter. Consolidated revenues for the 2012 second quarter were $511.8 million compared with $437.3 million reported for the 2011 second quarter. Joe Pyne, Kirby's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented,...