The Cooper Group of Companies is anchored by one of America’s oldest and largest stevedoring and maritime fi rms. Established in 1905, Mobile, Ala.-based Cooper /T. Smith has operations on all three U.S. coasts and international operations in Mexico. The company maintains ownership in numerous satellite companies, forming the Cooper Group, including warehousing, terminal operations, tugboats, push boats, barging, barge fl eeting, fl oating terminals, logistics, marine and timberlands, vessel repair and restaurants.
Crowley is a U.S.-owned and -operated marine solutions, energy and logistics services company that provides services in domestic and international markets. The company was launched in 1892, by founder Thomas Crowley - the grandfather of current Chairman and CEO Thomas B. Crowley Jr. - and is now wholly and privately owned by the Crowley family and Crowley employees.
The Hornblower Group is currently in a period of major expansion, now with operations in 111 countries. Hornblower operates a fl eet of about 200 vessels in three of those countries, through brands such as NYC Ferry, American Queen Steamboat Company, Alcatraz City Cruises and others. Its vessel operations range from overnight cruise ships, traditional small passenger vessels, high-speed ferries, water taxis, excursion vessels, high-thrill jet boats and even vessels for military contracts.
New York-based McAllister Towing is a family-owned marine transportation company founded in 1864. Today, it operates a modern fl eet of more than 60 tugs, barges, launches and ferries in over 13 locations along the U.S. East Coast from Portland, Maine to San Juan, Puerto Rico. And its fl eet is about to become even more modern. In September McAllister announced it signed a contract for the construction of two new tugs to be built at Washburn & Doughty Associates (W&D) in East Boothbay, Maine, with an option for two additional vessels
Working in several markets to service civil construction, project cargo, oil and gas and general transportation, McDonough Marine Service is a 76-year-old leader in the marine transportation and logistics industry. As a complete solution provider, the company specializes in the charter of barges and tugs, and the coordination and management of cargo moves to support the successful execution of customers’ projects.
The Van Brothers Company is a marine transportation provider primarily responsible for moving petroleum products via tugboats, barges and articulated tug/barge (ATB) units. For nearly 125 years, the company has provided a wide range of maritime services that includes ship bunkering; the delivery of marine lubricants, stores, and non-potable water; and inspection of onboard safety equipment.