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Atlantic Division

The Atlantic Division's primary business is the transportation of petroleum products between ports along the eastern seaboard of the United States. Vessels assigned to this division call on every coastal state from New England to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, servicing refineries, storage terminals and power plants. The Atlantic Division also operates equipment in the Caribbean, Venezuela and the Eastern Canadian provinces. The tank barges in the Atlantic Division are among Kirby's largest, ranging in capacity from 80,000 barrels to 165,000 barrels and ocean-going tugboats from 3,500 to 8,000 horsepower. The majority of the Atlantic Division's vessels are Articulated Tug/Barge units (ATBs). These units employ large hydraulic or pneumatically-operated pins to connect the tug and barge, enabling the tug to push, rather than pull the barge at sea. ATBs can operate safely and efficiently in a wider range of sea conditions than conventional tug and barge units, resulting in faster transit times, better fuel economy and fewer operating delays.


New York Division

The New York Division operates tank barges ranging in capacity from 1,800 barrels to 81,000 barrels, and tugboats from 400 to 3,400 horsepower. This division services a wide variety of customers in both the refined and residual petroleum trades. Many of the barges in the New York fleet are engaged in the delivery of bunker fuel to ships. The NY Division vessels also transport gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, ethanol and other refined products for local and regional customers. In the residual fuel sector, power generating customers rely on New York division vessels for floating storage and transportation of heavy fuel oil to local power plants.


Pacific Division

The Pacific Division fleet consists of tank barges ranging in capacity from 10,000 barrels to 84,000 barrels, and tugs from 1,200 to 5,600 horsepower. Pacific Division vessels trade from San Diego, CA to Barrow, AK. With extensive experience and a broad support network in Alaska, Kirby Offshore Marine's Pacific Division is uniquely qualified to operate in remote areas including Dutch Harbor, Cook Inlet and the Alaska river systems.


Hawaii Division

The Hawaii Division operates a fleet of several double-hulled tank barges under charter to utilities, local petroleum retailers and major oil companies, distributing heavy fuel oil and refined products such as gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. These barges and their accompanying tugs form a critical supply link to power generating plants and storage and distribution terminals throughout the Hawaiian Islands that cannot be replaced by other modes of transportation. The Hawaii Division tank barge fleet also provides bunkering service in Honolulu harbor and surrounding anchorages, and supplies transportation services to remote island locations in the central Pacific. Several vessels in the Hawaii Division provide contracted support services to a Single Point Mooring (SPM) installation at Barbers Point, Oahu. This facility provides the means for large tankers to safely load and discharge their cargoes through an offshore buoy and submerged pipeline without entering port.

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