Inland Marine Service Announces New Agreement to Operate ARTCO Vessels
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Inland Marine Service (IMS) welcomes American River Transportation Company (ARTCO) as their latest client, as announced today by Dave Hammond, President of IMS. As a result of the vessel management deal, IMS will be responsible for operating 5 of ARTCO’s large line-haul towboat vessels and managing 90+ crew members.   “It’s an honor to be working with ARTCO’s marine transportation team!  The entire 800+ proud, professional mariners of Inland Marine Service are excited to maintain health and safety standards, ensure navigational safety, take on complex compliance issues, and provide continuous improvement for each ARTCO vessel we are entrusted to operate.  Our primary goal is to add great value to ARTCO,” said Dave Hammond, President of IMS.    This latest deal is representative of the rapid growth and expansion currently happening at IMS. Earlier this year, IMS partnered with James Marine to form Mavericks Towboat Solutions, which just completed its first purchase of 7 harbor boats from Ingram Barge Company. Earlier this month, IMS completed a deal with TVT, resulting in the operation of TVT’s entire fleet of more than 20 towboats on the Inland Waterways.  IMS currently employs 800+ professional mariners, manages 57 vessels, owns 7 vessels, and is growing every day.   ARTCO is 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.   The American River Transportation Company (ARTCO) operations include: line-haul vessels, harbor boats, covered hopper barges, tank barges, harbor and fleeting services, and a full service shipyard. These assets allow ARTCO to deliver products to their final destination in a safe and efficient manner. ARTCO also provides a third party towing service on the Lower Mississippi, Upper Mississippi, Illinois, and Ohio River.



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