GREAT LAKES

  • General
    • Vessel Name : GREAT LAKES
    • Operator : BETTER WAY LOGISTICS LLC
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Liquid Tank Barge (Double Hull)
    • Vessel Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
  • Location
    • City : MUSKEGON
    • STATE : MI
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 5024
    • Full Load Capacity : 10150 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 397.4 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 60 Feet
    • Overall Length : 414 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 60 Feet
    • Load draft : 23.1 Feet
    • Light Draft : 16.3 Feet
    • Height : 50 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1982
    • EQUIP1 : DIESEL PUMPS
    • Coast Guard Number : 650771

BETTER WAY LOGISTICS LLC

  • Area of Operation : GREAT LAKES
  • Principal Commodity : GRADE A PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

MICHIGAN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

News

Bay Shipbuilding Cuts Steel on Great Lakes Freighter

Bay Shipbuilding Cuts Steel on Great Lakes Freighter

The U.S. Great Lakes freighter fleet are well-renowned for being a 'mature' group of ships, a point magnified yesterday when Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding started construction on the first U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier built in more than 35 years. The shipyard and the owner, The Interlake Steamship Company, hosted a ceremonial first-cut-of-steel event Wednesday, August 14

U.S. DOT Names Nine Marine Highway Projects

U.S. DOT Names Nine Marine Highway Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced the designation of nine Marine Highway Projects and a Marine Highway Route that will benefit Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington State and American Samoa. Marine highways are navigable waterways that can be used as alternate options to traditional shipping methods.

World First: High-Wave Floating Solar Park

World First: High-Wave Floating Solar Park

A Belgian consortium has launched a project in high-wave offshore solar technology with the aim of building floating solar parks in the North Sea.Large maritime market players Tractebel, Jan De Nul Group, DEME, Soltech and Ghent University formed a consortium and announced the launch of an innovative project in the field of marine floating solar technology.

Interview: Douglas Prothero, CEO, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Interview: Douglas Prothero, CEO, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

As privately owned, luxury yachts near the size of the average cruise ship, behold a new option, which is anything but commonplace: The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. At 624 feet and 11 decks, her exterior profile resembles a sleek superyacht design, not a cruise ship on the horizon. Launched in October 2018 at Hijos de J.

Admiral Schultz Emphasizes Maritime as a Driver of U.S. Commerce

Admiral Schultz Emphasizes Maritime as a Driver of U.S. Commerce

Last month Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was invited to join Admiral Karl Schultz, the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, on a trek to New Orleans for an underway tour on board a mid-stream transfer operation in the Mississippi River. As the U.S. inland waterway system has endured historic water levels for more than six months

Ballast Water Update: Weighing the Advent of VIDA

Ballast Water Update: Weighing the Advent of VIDA

The hard-fought passage of VIDA promises a simpler, more unified and logical set of environmental standards related to the discharge of myriad vessel streams. Industry wanted it, and now it is here. Will it deliver, and if so, when? That depends on who you talk to.As most commercial maritime operators know, US ballast water regulations made a sharp turn last December.

Interlake Orders Great Lakes Newbuild

Interlake Orders Great Lakes Newbuild

U.S. ship owner The Interlake Steamship Company said it has ordered a new U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier, the first to be built in more than 35 years. Measuring 639 feet in length (78 feet W, 45 feet H, 28,000 DWT), the vessel will be constructed by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., for scheduled completion in mid-2022.

Tampa Bay’s Cross Bay Ferry a winner for HMS Ferries

Tampa Bay’s Cross Bay Ferry a winner for HMS Ferries

The Ferry’s second season this year presents permanent possibilities.The Cross Bay Ferry from Tampa’s Florida Aquarium dock to the dock at the North Yacht Basin in St. Petersburg, Florida is off to a rollicking start, with 3,000 more passengers in it’s debut month of November 2018 than its strongest month during the 2016/2017 test period, and with continued support from Tampa Bay area leadership.

Coast Guard Begins Ice Breaking Ops in the Western Great Lakes

Coast Guard Begins Ice Breaking Ops in the Western Great Lakes

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite, the Coast Guard’s largest domestic icebreaking operation, Monday, in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of Western Lake Superior and the St. Marys River.Operation Taconite encompasses Lake Superior, St. Marys River, Straits of Mackinac, Georgian Bay, Green Bay, northern Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan.

LRAUV: Arctic Oil-Spill-Mapping Robot Put to the Test

LRAUV: Arctic Oil-Spill-Mapping Robot Put to the Test

As commercial shipping and energy activities picks up in the Arctic region, the prospect of accidental oil spills in this pristine environment remain a concern. In response, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is taking the lead – through the U.S. Coast Guard – to develop a subsea robotic system to map and report on spills.

INSIGHTS: Lorry Wagner, Ph.D., President, LEEDCo

INSIGHTS: Lorry Wagner, Ph.D., President, LEEDCo

Dr. Lorry Wagner has served as president of the Cleveland-based Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) since May of 2010.LEEDCo is the public private partnership behind the effort to construct Icebreaker Wind, a 6 turbine 20.7 megawatt offshore wind energy demonstration project in Lake Erie, 8 miles off the shore of Cleveland. LEEDCo has received funding from the U.S.

GREAT WORKBOATS: The Very Best 10 of 2018

GREAT WORKBOATS: The Very Best 10 of 2018

MarineNews showcases the ten best of North America’s 2018 workboat deliveries. Domestic shipyard production is robust, innovative and getting greener. And, that translates into two kinds of ‘green.’As the domestic offshore energy support sector slowly awakens, other sectors have been happy to take the spotlight in its absence.