Inland Marine Service Inc., Hebron, Ky., has launched a new tankering and plant service division called Inland Marine Tankering LLC.
“Two years ago, IMS began diversifying into other marine related business segments. In addition to vessel management, planned maintenance, compliance management, harbor services and liquid operations, we now have tankering services to offer our current and future customers,” IMS president Dave Hammond said in announcing the new venture this week.
IMS partnered with Third Coast Tankering LLC, Baytown, Texas, headed by Shawn Hantz, to form the new company. “Shawn Hantz brings many years of safe transfers, integrity and knowledge to Inland Marine Tankering,” Hammond said.
The new division's services include loading and unloading liquid tank barges, in-plant services for refineries and third party facilities, and customized training programs.
Among the largest U.S. inland vessel management companies, IMS employs more than 700 mariners at operations in Paducah, Ky., St. Louis, New Orleans and Houston.