We are so excited to announce that we are building two 200’ x 35’ x 15’ ABS full load line hopper barges. These barges will primarily be used on the Great Lakes where they can transport up to 2100 tons of cargo per barge. The unique size of these barges will give customers access to the river system without the cost of transloading into standard river hopper barges. Delivery is expected in mid August of this year. For further information contact Seth Andrie at (231) 220 – 5530 or email@example.com.
Ashton Marine, LLC has been busy in the winter 2015/2016 with obtaining fresh certificates for our Tug Candace Elise. Both the 5 – year dry docking for our ABS Loadline and our three year Sub-Chapter M sticker have been renewed. Other improvements include adding a heating system for the winter months and a remote power temperature and humidity alarm system to monitor the status of our tug during the winter lay-up months.
Ashton Marine, LLC completes the third Pump Runner delivery to Ludington Pumped Storage Plant near Ludington, MI. This cargo delivery required the tug Candace Elise, which normally operates at a 13’ draft, to get up to less than 10’ draft due to water restrictions at the plant. This project was the smoothest of the 3 to date. This weather sensitive delivery had to be coordinated with the aid of special weather monitoring equipment installed aboard the tug.
Tug Candace Elise delivered 4 Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) for the Holland Energy Park. These HRSG’s will be used to capture heat from the melting snow from sidewalks and streets in Downtown Holland.