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Transporting gasoline at sea: Crowley Maritime puts safety first

GasBuddy Blog -- If you've never heard of Crowley Maritime Corp. there's a good reason for that. The things they do don't make headlines. You won't hear their name on the evening news.

Over their 120-year history, the company has grown from a one-man operation, armed with nothing more than one Whitehall rowboat to a worldwide marine, transportation and logistics services provider. They safely transport millions of barrels of fuel from refineries to seaports in many U.S. markets via an exceptional fleet of vessels manned by experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated crews.

Last week I had the opportunity to tour the newest addition to the fleet, The Legend 750-2, an articulated tug barge (ATB), and the second of three vessels in its class...


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 4:43:34 AM

what a novel concept! NOT!
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 5:34:34 PM

Wow. What a concept. "Safety First". BP would do well to follow the example of Crowley Maritime Corp. But don't hold your breath.
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good to read about something new
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 9:39:32 AM

interesting. glad you reposted, since I didn't see it the first time.
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didn't I read this a few days ago?
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 5:47:02 AM

I wonder what they towed with the Whitehall rowboat.
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Interesting
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Old
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Barges are one way to move a commodity in a cost effective manner.
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ok
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 4:45:24 AM

Sounds really good to me.
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They way public trasnportation should be
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nice
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cool
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Yawn, getting old!
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"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe." steven chu, obama's energy secretary.
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When we started Transporting gasoline & oil out of the country that is when greed for the money took over.
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good for them
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Interesting...gas prices??
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Excellent
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 4:10:40 AM

120 years of transporting fuel...what was gasoline used for before cars?
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 4:03:24 AM

No more Hype and Chains!
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Nice to hear about a company doing things the right way.
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 4:00:15 AM

Old news but keep it up Crowley
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Good for them.
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 3:50:00 AM

Transporting gasoline at sea: Crowley Maritime puts safety first and they certainly do! Crowley Maritime transports fuel, grains and goods across Oceans, Gulfs, Bays, Inlets, Straits, Inland Waterways, Lakes, Rivers, Canals and many other maritime routes. Tug and Barge and/or Ships are possibly the most economical and efficient means of transport beside trains. Crowley always observes the safety of the crew and the cargo, no matter what that cargo maybe.
Google 'Crowley Maritime' for images!
What has this got to do with gas prices? Did you bother to READ the article???? Then you would not be posting such a stupid remark as that!!!!!!!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 3:48:48 AM

FROM the US????!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 3:38:31 AM

Just STOP !!! Exporting it !!
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 3:36:20 AM

When it comes to their business, no news is good news.
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 3:30:18 AM

Just keep it flowing Crowley.
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Ok
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Yeah well I just farted and I bet that don't make the news either.
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...all modern and fancy and taking gasoline from our use in this country...
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 3:21:53 AM

Good for Crowley Maritime for doing a terrific job of transporting gasoline for 120 years in a safe manner.
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 3:16:14 AM

The bad part is their exporting our energy.
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 3:09:48 AM

OK
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Good job.
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 3:04:34 AM

How about put some of that gas on a train heading to California so the crooked foreign oil companies operating there have no excuse for a so called gas shortage.
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 3:02:16 AM

There is obviously a need for their product.
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Keeping a low profile and staying out of the news is a very good thing!
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 3:01:00 AM

not as safe as thsi article makes htme out to be-http://greygooseadventures.blogspot.com/2009/12/crowley-tug-pathfinder-grounds-on-bligh.html
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Good deal
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