Conrad delivers pair of asphalt barges to Parker Towing


(MORGAN CITY, La.) — Conrad Shipyard has delivered two 30,000-barrel asphalt barges to Parker Towing of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

PTC 2001 and PTC 2002 are double-skin vessels measuring 297 feet by 54 feet by 12 feet. Each barge is outfitted with one Volcanic thermal fluid heater unit rated for 8 million BTU; one 99-kW John Deere generator; three Nabrico deck cranes; four Patterson 40-ton winches, and a Bergan alarm system.

The barges are designed to meet the requirements of a Type II and Type III hull design. They are authorized for the carriage of Grade A and lower products, and Subchapter D and limited Subchapter O products on rivers, lakes, bays and sounds.


“We are pleased to announce the delivery of the tank barges PTC 2001 and PTC 2002 to Parker Towing,” said Conrad CEO Johnny Conrad. “Our two companies have a rich and storied history of providing outstanding services to our customers and it was a pleasure to work closely with their management team to deliver these vessels.”

“Conrad has been on our short list for several projects in the past several years,” said Terah Huckabee, senior vice president of corporate development at Parker Towing. “So, when we got together on this project, we were excited to have the opportunity to work with them. Their project management, construction processes and quality all lived up to their reputation and we are proud to add these barges to our expanding liquid fleet.”

PTC 2001 was built at Conrad’s Deepwater South facility in Amelia, La., and the PTC 2002 was constructed at Conrad’s Front Street facility in Morgan City, La.

– Conrad Shipyard

By Professional Mariner Staff