Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding completes new barge

A newly, completed barge in Sturgeon Bay will be heading out for operation on the Great Lakes.  Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) constructed the barge, named Michigan Trader, which measures 740-feet in length.  Vice-President and General Manager Todd Thayse says completing the 24-month project for the VanEnkevort Tug & Barge (VTB) Fleet was another proud event.  He notes how rewarding the completion and delivery of the Michigan Trader was for the talented shipbuilding team at FBS.



The Michigan Trader will be the tenth barge in the fleet for VTB that services throughout the Great Lakes, Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico.  The new self-unloading barge has capacity for up to 37,000 long tons of cargo.  Thayse notes that the Michigan Trader should be departing Bay Ship for hauling on the Great Lakes within the next few weeks.   

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