Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Harley Marine Acquires 10 Vessels

By Mark Edward Nero

Marine transport provider Harley Marine Services said Jan. 7 that it has acquired certain offshore assets of Louisiana-based Enterprise Marine Services, including six double hull petroleum barges and four tugboats.

Harley Marine also said that it’s acquiring “the expertise and knowledge of current Enterprise employees associated with these assets,” in order to make the transition as smooth and seamless as possible as the vessels are incorporated into the Harley Marine fleet.

The acquired assets are to be used in current operations to strengthen market presence and support long-term customer demand and growth, the company said.

“The acquisition strengthens our market presence and allows us to grow with our customers’ needs,” Harley Marine Services Chairman and CEO Harley Franco said.

Harley Marine has operations along the West Coast, including Alaska, New York Harbor and the US Gulf Coast.

Services provided by the company include the transportation and storage of petroleum products, ship assist and escort, the transportation of general cargo and rescue towing.