The following is text from two news release from Moran Iron Works:
(ONAWAY, Mich.) — Green Shipping Line (GSL) and Moran Iron Works (MIW) have signed a teaming agreement to pursue marine construction projects in the United States.
GSL is headquartered in New York City and is in the process of facilitating the construction of a fleet of modern, fuel-efficient Jones Act feeder vessels that offer shippers reliable, economic and frequent transport for containers and trailered cargoes between U.S. ports. GSL’s robust system will provide shippers a waterborne option that adds resiliency and redundancy to their supply chain management processes.
“We are thrilled to be working with Tom Moran and his team of visionary thinkers,” said Percy R. Pyne IV, founding partner of Green Shipping Line. “Together, we will build a fleet of state-of-the-art, energy-efficient Jones Act feeder/short sea vessels for U.S. coastal trade.”
Moran Iron Works is a national leader in custom modular steel fabrication, specializing in work for marine, power, mining, and other industries. Moran's extensive knowledge and production capabilities provide GSL with an ideal partner to assemble its fleet of modern Jones Act feeder vessels.
“We are proud to be a part of the Green Shipping Line team of forward-thinking and progressive professionals. We are working as partners to bring forward their plans to revolutionize short sea shipping in the United States and reduce the impact of land-based transportation methods on our environment,” said Tom Moran, CEO and founder of MIW.
Moran also announced a teaming agreement with Central Industry Group (CIG) in order to collaborate in the pursuit of shipbuilding projects. Together they will serve customers throughout the U.S. market.
CIG is headquartered in Groningen, the Netherlands, and offers a comprehensive range of products and services based on their building kits. CIG Maritime is a division of CIG, a reputable group of companies providing industrial goods and services to the international shipbuilding market and complex architectural projects. This industrial conglomerate is engaged in shipbuilding, constructional design and production for complex architectural projects and the renewable energy industry worldwide.
The service range of CIG Maritime reaches from ship design and supply of marine components up to the production of blocks, outfitted hulls and turnkey vessels.
“This teaming agreement is a great start of a process of combining strengths and sharing knowledge. CIG Maritime (has improved) shipbuilding efficiency since 1972 and is active in the total shipbuilding value chain. We’re looking forward to collaborate and add value to the market of the U.S. cargo fleet together with MIW,” said Jan Koopmans, CEO of CIG.
“The agreement paves the way for a new era of marine fabrication on the Great Lakes and throughout the United States. CIG has decades of experience blending marine architecture, modular construction, and marine systems integration. Their proven methods along with our productivity and innovation will result in a competitive advantage for our clients over conventional marine fabrication,” said Moran.