AMERICAN TRADER

  • General
    • Vessel Name : AMERICAN TRADER
    • Operator : FOSS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Dry Cargo Other Barge
    • Vessel Type : RO-RO Barge
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
  • Location
    • City : SEATTLE
    • STATE : WA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 7171
    • Full Load Capacity : 11616 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 400 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 105 Feet
    • Overall Length : 400 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 105 Feet
    • Load draft : 20 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4 Feet
    • Height : 25 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1983
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 656069

FOSS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

  • Area of Operation : ALASKAN WATERS - COOK INLET AND SOUTH PACIFIC COAST, INCLUDING PUGET SOUND TO LONG BEACH, CA; FROM U. S. PACIFIC COAST TO HAWAIIAN AND MARSHALL ISLANDS; FOREIGN PORTS; GULF AND EAST COASTS OF U. S. INTERNATIONAL SAILING
  • Principal Commodity : OCEAN TOWING

BARBARA FOSS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CORBIN FOSS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

LAUREN FOSS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

SANDRA FOSS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

STACEY FOSS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

STRONG

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

THUNDER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

AQUATRAIN

  • Type : Carfloat (Railroad Car Barge)
  • Construction : Steel

KIVALINA

  • Type : Open Dry Cargo Barge
  • Construction : Steel

LIGHTNING

  • Type : RO-RO Barge
  • Construction : Steel

MARINER

  • Type : RO-RO Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NOATAK

  • Type : Open Dry Cargo Barge
  • Construction : Steel

TUUQ

  • Type : RO-RO Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Retail Gasoline Prices Surge in Harvey's Choppy Wake

Retail Gasoline Prices Surge in Harvey's Choppy Wake

Nearly a quarter of U.S. refining capacity out; Motiva down for two weeks; Corpus Christi starts to reopen.   Retail U.S. gasoline prices hit two-year highs and global shipping routes were scrambled as the nation's largest refiners remained shut on Friday, even as Harvey was losing strength.   Major fuel pipelines feeding the U.S.

Harvey Throws a Wrench into US Energy Engine

Harvey Throws a Wrench into US Energy Engine

A hurricane in the heart of the U.S. energy industry is expected to upend years of U.S. excess oil capacity and low prices, with the impact expected to reverberate globally and affect energy markets for weeks.   Harvey hit the Texas shore as a fierce Category 4 hurricane, causing massive flooding that knocked out 11.2 percent of U.S. refining capacity, a quarter of oil production from the U.S.

Flurry of Vessels Booked After Dutch Refinery Outage

Flurry of Vessels Booked After Dutch Refinery Outage

At least 10 tankers booked from Mideast to Europe; freight rate for clean tankers up 11 percent from Monday.   Oil traders are rushing to secure vessels to ship refined fuel from the Middle East to Europe after a Dutch refinery outage made the route profitable, pushing freight rates to multi-month highs, traders and shipbrokers said on Thursday.

US Built Refrigerated Liquefied Gas Carrier Launched

US Built Refrigerated Liquefied Gas Carrier Launched

New ATB tank barge will transport up to 22,000 tons of American-made anhydrous ammonia (NH3), a key ingredient in fertilizer   U.S. shipbuilder Vigor has launched The Harvest, the first complex liquefied ammonia transport barge built in the U.S. for Jones Act trade since 1982. The vessel was constructed to support the operations of The Mosaic Company

Mariners, Shipbuilders Call on President to Put U.S. National & Economic Security First

Mariners, Shipbuilders Call on President to Put U.S. National & Economic Security First

Profoundly damaging announcement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) puts foreign companies first and American companies and workers last.   The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) today responded to an announcement by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to withdraw its second proposal to modify and revoke letter rulings.

Low Water hinders Rhine, Danube River Shipping

Low Water hinders Rhine, Danube River Shipping

Water levels on the Rhine and Danube in Germany remain low despite recent rain and freight vessels cannot sail fully loaded on the German sections of the rivers, traders said on Tuesday.   The Rhine is too shallow for normal sailings south of Duisburg and Cologne to Switzerland, traders said.

Oil Rebalancing: Delayed Rather than Derailed?

Oil Rebalancing: Delayed Rather than Derailed?

Oil market rebalancing has been pushed back by a few months rather than pushed off course, if recent movements in crude futures prices are to be believed.   Brent futures prices for June delivery have risen in 10 of the last 11 trading sessions by a total of more than $5 per barrel.

OPEC's War On Oil Overhang Starts to Bear Fruit

OPEC's War On Oil Overhang Starts to Bear Fruit

OPEC appears to be slowly winning the battle against a global overhang of crude and oil products as inventories in onshore and floating storage decline. The price of oil may not reflect this just yet, as Brent crude futures are struggling to recover its losses for the year to date and break above $55 a barrel.

Traders Rush to Ship US Oil as Export Window to Asia Opens

Traders Rush to Ship US Oil as Export Window to Asia Opens

Oil majors and trading houses are set to ship an unprecedented volume of U.S. crude oil to Asia in coming weeks, boosting already high flows to the region due to higher prices from OPEC production cuts.   Traders have estimated that some 700,000 to 900,000 barrels per day is set to leave the United States in February, with the majority of the cargoes headed to Asia.

LNG Floating Storage: A Passing Trend?

LNG Floating Storage: A Passing Trend?

At the end of 2015, global LNG production was approximately 35 bcf/d. By 2019, global supply is set to increase by 40 percent with the U.S. and Australia planning to bring another 15 bcf/d online. However, traditional markets like Europe and Northern Asia are experiencing no demand growth due to several factors, including price controls, competition from other fuels, and regulations.

Aframax Rates in Mediterranean Jump on Shortage of Ships

Aframax Rates in Mediterranean Jump on Shortage of Ships

Freight rates for Aframax tankers on Black Sea-Mediterranean and cross Mediterranean routes almost doubled on Friday to their highest since July, driven by demand for loadings at the end of November at a time when many Aframaxes are storing oil at sea.   Rates for these routes jumped to 120-140 Worldscale points (WS) from WS70-80 on Thursday, shipping reports showed.

Three New Ships for American Cruise Lines

Three New Ships for American Cruise Lines

U.S. cruise company American Cruise Lines said it is expanding its fleet with the addition of three new cruise ships now under construction Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Md.   The first of the tree new vessels, American Constellation, will have capacity for 170 passengers and is scheduled to begin cruising in May of 2017.