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Logistec adds Pate Stevedore to U.S. Gulf expansion

2018-05-25

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

Logistec Corporation of Montreal has announced its continuing expansion in the U.S. Gulf with the acquisition of Pensacola Stevedore Company (Pate Stevedore). This follows the strategic purchase of Texas-based Gulf Stream Marine in March that was announced by Logistec President and CEO Madeleine Paquin.

Pate Stevedore provides professional cargo handling and distribution services at its Florida operations. With this new addition to the Logistec family, Logistec's network grows to 61 terminals in 37 ports across North America.

Under the stewardship of the Pate family, Pate Stevedore has for several decades worked throughout the U.S. Gulf from Panama City to Pascagoula and like most companies whose services have withstood the test of time, Pate Stevedore has experienced both growth and change and today it is a well-established cargo handling service provider based in Pensacola with terminals in Pensacola, Milton and Panama City, Florida.

Like Logistec, Pate Stevedore has a strong set of values and a dedicated team which continually strives to find innovative solutions for customers. Pate Stevedore will continue to operate under the same name for now, under the supervision of Matthew Pate who joins the Logistec family as General Manager.
The Logistec family is growing, now with over 2,400 people across its network, all with a common goal of going beyond for their customers. This acquisition represents Logistec's continued commitment to look for ways to exceed customers' expectations by coming together to share best-practices across its growing network.

 
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