Tuesday, October 5, 2021

West Coast-Based Centerline Logistics Picks Up Former Bouchard Transportation ATBs

Seattle-headquartered Centerline Logistics has announced the acquisition of multiple petroleum Articulated Tug and Barge units (ATBs) previously owned by New York-based Bouchard Transportation. Included in the acquisition is a 2016-built...

October 5, 2021
Total Views: 2160

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Bouchard Bankruptcy Case: Not Yet At the Dock

Usually, when a company announces that it is re-organizing under “Chapter 11”, the idea is that the company will re-organize its balance sheet (usually, with debt holders gaining ownership of...

August 10, 2021
Total Views: 1888

Friday, August 6, 2021

Bankruptcy Judge Approves Bouchard Transportation Asset Sales

A bankruptcy judge has approved the proposed sales of assets belonging to petroleum tug and barge operator Bouchard Transportation, although discussions are continuing for additional restructuring options before the sale...

August 6, 2021
Total Views: 2582

Friday, June 11, 2021

Bouchard Transportation Seeking Buyer to Avoid Closure, Layoffs

New York-based barge operator Bouchard Transportation may need to close its facilities and lay off as many 108 workers if it is unable to find a buyer for the company...

June 11, 2021
Total Views: 6322

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Bouchard Transportation Pays Whistleblower in Port Aransas Barge Explosion

New York-based Bouchard Transportation and three former and current company officials have paid $375,000 in restitution to a whistleblower who the company fired after cooperating with a federal investigation into...

April 1, 2021
Total Views: 5339

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Bankruptcy Judge Orders Removal of Morton Bouchard as Bouchard Transportation’s CEO

A U.S. bankruptcy judge has ordered Morton S. Bouchard III, the long-time CEO of New York-based Bouchard Transportation, to be immediately removed from his position as chief executive officer. The...

March 2, 2021
Total Views: 11343

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Bouchard Transportation Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Melville, New York-based shipping company Bouchard Transportation has announced that it and certain of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions to restructure under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy...

September 29, 2020
Total Views: 523

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Maritime News

Bouchard Processes Back Pay for Tug and Barge Crews

New York-based Bouchard Transportation Company says it has now processed all back pay to employees, customers and vendors as the company continues to work on raising additional capital. Bouchard last...

March 17, 2020
Total Views: 161

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Maritime News

Bouchard Secures Financing to Start Paying Crews

New York-based Bouchard Transportation Company says it has secured financing to start paying its tug and barge crews, including back pay.  “Over the weekend Bouchard was able to close on...

March 11, 2020
Total Views: 128

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Taking Enforcement Action Against Bouchard

The U.S. Coast Guard is moving to take enforcement action against New York-based Bouchard Transportation Company after the company failed to comply with a recent captain of the port order...

February 27, 2020
Total Views: 144

Friday, February 21, 2020
Maritime News

Opinion: It’s About Time the U.S. Ratifies MLC, 2006

By Captain William Doherty – The recent tragic chain of events regarding the financial irresponsibility of the owners of one the largest U.S. coastwise petroleum carriers, Bouchard Transportation Co., and...

February 21, 2020
Total Views: 147

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Bouchard Ordeal Evokes 19th Century Supreme Court Decision

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. On July 7, 1895, the barque Arago arrived in San Francisco with four of its crewmembers in irons.  The deckhands had jumped ship while in...

February 19, 2020
Total Views: 276

Friday, February 14, 2020
Maritime News

Bouchard Ordered to Move Vessels to Safe Berth Over Safety Issues

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey has issued an order to New York-based Bouchard Transportation Company requiring that three tug and fuel barge units...

February 14, 2020
Total Views: 51

Monday, February 3, 2020
Maritime News

Update: Bouchard Vessels at Port of New York and New Jersey Anchorages Flagged for Unsafe Operational Conditions

Certain tugs and barges belonging to New York-based Bouchard Transportation at Port of New York and New Jersey anchorages last week were required to submit safety plans to the U.S....

February 3, 2020
Total Views: 144