GLADYS FORD

  • General
    • Vessel Name : GLADYS FORD
    • Operator : CHOCTAW TRANSPORTATION CO., INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 3200
  • Location
    • City : DYERSBURG
    • STATE : TN
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 197
  • Size
    • Register length : 93.3 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 30 Feet
    • Overall Length : 116.2 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 30 Feet
    • Load draft : 8 Feet
    • Light Draft : 7.5 Feet
    • Height : 32 Feet
  • Other
    • Rebuilt year : 1996
    • Year : 1996
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 528155
    • REBLT : *

CHOCTAW TRANSPORTATION CO., INC.

  • Area of Operation : MISSISSIPPI RIVER SYSTEM, TENN-TOM WATERWAY, INLAND WATERWAYS AND GULF INTERCOASTAL WATERWAYS
  • Principal Commodity : RIVER CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

C. B. FORD

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MS. AMY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Aluminum

MS. DEBBIE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MS. LISA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MS. NANCY C

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

A

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

CH

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

IBL

  • Type : Covered Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

M

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Opinion: Getting Ahead of the Reality

Opinion: Getting Ahead of the Reality

In a few short months, the mayhem wrought by coronavirus has changed the world. Our response to the epidemic [more than the virus itself] has the potential to permanently alter the balance of the global economy. But it might be the kind of Black Swan event that we need to trigger real change in the shipping industry – and in particular its approach to digitalization of vessel operation.

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Launched

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Launched

The U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was launched Monday at Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding yard in Virginia.Following the launch, the Ford Class aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), was guided with help from six tugboats down the James River about a mile from Newport News Shipbuilding’s Dry Dock 12, where it has been under construction

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened

The U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) was christened Saturday during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division.The second aircraft carrier in the Ford Class, John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is also the second aircraft carrier built by Newport News Shipbuilding named for JFK.

NSW Premier Apologizes for Cruise Ship Failures After COVID-19 Spike

NSW Premier Apologizes for Cruise Ship Failures After COVID-19 Spike

The leader of Australia’s New South Wales state apologized on Monday for failing to stop people carrying the novel coronavirus from disembarking from a cruise ship in Sydney in March, triggering what was at the time Australia’s worst outbreak.The apology from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian for her government’s poor handling of the outbreak aboard the Ruby Princess came as the number of deaths

HII Promotes Jones, Fuller at its Newport News Shipbuilding

HII Promotes Jones, Fuller at its Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced changes to its leadership team at its Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective March 13.Julia Jones was promoted to vice president of manufacturing and facilities, where she is responsible for all manufacturing and facilities operations. She has served as the acting vice president since January.

Business and Personnel Considerations in the Age of Autonomous Ships:

Business and Personnel Considerations in the Age of Autonomous Ships:

There is much talk among maritime professionals about how automation and autonomous vessels will make the industry safer. In truth, innovation will be driven by the bottom line and will take time before it is commonplace in the industry.  Early examples are likely to be limited to smaller vessels and coastal waters.

Wärtsilä to Refit Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker

Wärtsilä to Refit Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker

Finland's Wärtsilä reports it has won a contract for the delivery and integration engineering of two retractable thrusters and a dynamic positioning (DP) system for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) icebreaker CCGS Amundsen.Wärtsilä, which booked the order in July, said it was able to meet the CCG’s requirements to fit the equipment in the existing space of the 98-meter-long Arctic Class 3 Medium

Eastern Launches RApport2400 Tug

Eastern Launches RApport2400 Tug

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, a shipbuilder based in Panama City, Florida, has recently launched the RApport 2400 tug C.D. White, a ship-assist / escort tug for E.N. Bisso & Son Inc. of New Orleans LA.Designed by Robert Allan Ltd. it is first of two tugs of the same design being built by Eastern for E.N. Bisso. The tug is designed and built to USCG Subchapter M.

Chinese Shipments Held for Extra Customs Checks in India

Chinese Shipments Held for Extra Customs Checks in India

Customs officials at Chennai, one of India’s biggest ports, have held shipments originating from China for extra checks, sources aware of the delays told Reuters, amid a backlash against China over a border clash in which 20 Indian soldiers died.The increased scrutiny on shipments from China at Chennai Port, which handles various cargo including automobiles, auto components

Ford Commences Second Round of Carrier Qualifications

Ford Commences Second Round of Carrier Qualifications

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the only carrier qualification (CQ) asset regularly available on the East Coast this year, commenced its second round of CQs for Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) pilots May 10, with a healthy and mission-focused crew.Ford, operating at-sea at the same time as four other U.S.

Smith Named Director of Columbia-class Sub Program

Smith Named Director of Columbia-class Sub Program

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced Brandi Smith has been named program director of the Newport News Columbia-class submarine program.Smith will be responsible for leading the company’s construction activities for the U.S. Navy’s new class of ballistic-missile submarines, as well as maintaining strong relationships with General Dynamics Electric Boat and Navy customers.

US Nearing Energy Independence

US Nearing Energy Independence

In just a few months, the U.S. will be fully energy independent and by 2030, the country's total primary energy production will outpace primary energy demand by 30 percent.According to the Norwegian market research consultancy Rystad Energy, this milestone follows a strong period of growth in both hydrocarbon and renewable resources.