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Spotlight on Petroleum

Barge Power

Credit: Jim Demske

Vane Brothers Company is committed to the safe handling and delivery of petroleum and chemical products. John Deere

PowerTech marine engines will always be there, when they do.

ane Brothers Company’s white tugboats, distin- 1,590 to 22,258 cubic meters (10,000 to 140,000 barrels) guished by their large blue “V,” are a familiar sight of product out of eight port-based locations in New York, while pushing barges on the Baltimore waterfront. Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, Charleston, Savannah,


Founded in 1898 as a quaint ships’ chandlery, Vane Broth- Jacksonville, and Tampa Bay.

ers has become a large American marine services frm and a “Vane Brothers is a family-owned business with a deep major transporter of oil, asphalt, and other liquid products and rich maritime history as vessel operators and ship along the Eastern Seaboard. chandlers, going back to the days before internal combus-

The company teams 45 robust, purpose-built tugboats tion engines and screw propellers even existed,” says C. with 75 rugged, double-skin barges equipped to carry from Duff Hughes, Vane Brothers president. “Our company has 45 MN

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