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Inland Marine Service Announces New Client Apex Oil, Appoints New Management Positions
Friday, May 31, 2019

Inland Marine Service (IMS) welcomes Apex Oil Company, Inc. as their latest client, as announced today by Dave Hammond, President of IMS. As a result of the deal, IMS will be responsible for managing all of Apex Oil’s vessels and tank barges. Tracing its company roots to 1932, Apex provides wholesale distribution, storage and transportation of petroleum products including asphalt, kerosene, fuel oil, diesel fuel, heavy oil, gasoline and marine bunkers. Apex maintains storage and distribution capacity throughout the US, with East Coast, Gulf Coast, Midwest and California terminals, including service to international destinations.   Apex Oil will be the latest company to benefit from Inland Marine Service’s turn-key solutions, which ensures that each client is instantly compliant with personnel and shore-side management requirements of Sub-M. IMS undergoes all audits in place of their clients and saves them from having to hire safety and compliance personnel. IMS compliance programs are immediate, approved and certified in the changing regulatory worlds of the Responsible Carrier Program, TMSA, and SIRE.   “We are looking forward to working with Apex Oil. Our services provide an excellent fit for their specific needs and we are confident that we can provide them with the experienced crews and safety compliance that we have become known for,” said Dave Hammond.    To assist in overseeing the new Apex account, IMS has appointed Captain John Cook, who will join the team as General Manager/Vessel Operations Manager. Captain Cook will be working from the New Orleans office, assisting with the implementation of new training programs for Inland Marine’s vessel and shoreside teams. Cook has decades of experience as a maritime expert, serving as part of the U.S. military, director of marine operations, line safety inspector, as well as pilot and captain. He comes to IMS from the American Queen Steamboat Company where he was chief mate – pilot, responsible for the safety of 160 passengers and training of over 80 crew members.   In addition, IMS has hired Captain Mark Murphy as General Manager. Captain Murphy will be based out of the Paducah office and will be responsible for providing vessel operations oversight for the TVT contract. He will also manage all training needs for all IMS marine crews. Murphy’s long list of experience includes construction superintendent, port captain, instructor at Seamen’s Church Institute, and vessel captain.  He was most recently vessel captain Marathon Petroleum where he oversaw the safe operation of Western Rivers push boat in the Petrochemical Industry, managing the safe operation of vessel and crew.



 

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