Benny Cenac, Towing Entrepreneur, Transitions to Ship Building
By The Maritime Executive 06-17-2019 05:10:00 Benny Cenac of Cenac Marine Services (formerly Cenac Towing) and Main Iron Works, is thrilled to announce the completion of three new towing vessels, which will be used by Kirby Corporation. The vessels, which have been named the Sandra, Leigh, and Ivey, are set to be used by Kirby Corp. to transport petrochemicals, refined products, and black oil, including crude oil, residual fuels, feedstocks, and lubricants on the Lower Mississippi River, its tributaries, and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway for major oil companies and refineries. Kirby Corp. and Cenac Marine Services In January 2019, Kirby Corp. purchased a fleet of inland tank barges, towboats, and offshore tugs for approximately $244 million. The completion of the Sandra, Leigh, and Ivey symbolizes the growth of a partnership between the two companies. Benny Cenac on the Towing Industry The three boats, the Sandra, Leigh, and Ivey, have all been built identically.