Upward Tendency for PALFINGER MARINE in the US Market: Two PALFINGER MARINE Cranes Sold to Kirby Corporation

By MarEx 2013-06-03 12:32:00

With the support of Donovan Marine, PALFINGER MARINE crane dealer for the Gulf of Mexico, two PALFINGER PK 11001 MC foldable knuckle cranes were delivered to Signal International in Orange, Texas to be installed on two newly constructed 126ft ATB tugs for Kirby Ocean Transport Company. The cranes will be used for launching a small work skiff into the water and general maintenance as well as store stores handling. The tugs are designed to couple with coal barges for transporting coal from Louisiana to a power station in Florida. The benefit of the Articulated Tug/Barge (ATB) is that instead of having 1 cargo ship which has a big engine and a big cargo hold, the main propulsion part (tug) can be locked together with many cargo holds (barges) which allows for better utilization of the expensive propulsion unit (tug). Otherwise the whole ship waits for the cargo to be off/on- loaded.

Premier tank barge operator in the United States trusts PALFINGER MARINE cranes
Kirby Corporation is the premier tank barge operator in the United States, transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, along all three U.S. Coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. Kirby owns and operates seven ocean-going barge and tug units transporting dry-bulk commodities in United States coastwise trade.

PALFINGER MARINE shows presence on important upcoming American exhibitions
PALFINGER MARINE will be at the Workboat Show in New Orleans from 9-11 October and is exhibiting at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle in November. The sales team is looking forward to meet interested visitors and existing and prospective customers.

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.