A Growing Fleet

Leading carrier Ingram Marine introduces newly-completed vessels

Two new vessels will soon be traveling the Mighty Mississippi and America’s inland waterways, as Ingram Marine Group has completed and christened the latest additions to their fleet.

On June 2, Ingram Marine christened the M/V Adrienne M. Moore and honored the M/V Tom Cornwell, both of which were constructed by locally operated companies Cenac Marine and Main Iron. The christening ceremony also served as a milestone for Ingram’s partnership with Cenac and Main Iron, which will see the three entities collaborating on eight additional vessels for a total of 10 to round out a major expansion of Ingram’s capabilities. These versatile new vessels are Ingram’s first builds in 40 years and will operate in South Louisiana, Texas and inland U.S., as needed.

Both the M/V Adrienne M. Moore and M/V Tom Cornwell are named after Ingram Marine Group associates who President & CEO Dave O’Loughlin says are exemplary of the company’s values and mission.

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“Both Adrienne and Tom exemplify The Ingram Way, our culture of being honorable, empowered, accountable and driven, each and every day,” says O’Loughlin. “Naming a vessel after someone is the highest honor we can bestow, and we can’t think of two associates more deserving.”

Adrienne Moore currently serves as Ingram Marine Group’s AVP of Logistics and Customer Service and has been with the company for approximately 30 years. O’Loughlin says Moore is a “top-notch customer service provider and a valuable mentor to her direct reports and the broader logistics team.” Tom Cornwell joined Ingram Marine in 1977 and has served in a number of roles. Today, he is Ingram Marine’s Engineering Projects Manager and oversees the construction of new vessels.

Their namesake vessels are just as impressive: both the M/V Adrienne M. Moore and M/V Tom Cornwell are twin-screw vessels spanning more than 78 feet, with Caterpillar C32 Tier 3 main engines, John Deere 99kw generators, and propellers furnished by Houma Machine and Propeller.

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O’Loughlin says that as the eight additional vessels are completed, Ingram will continue to recognize notable team members and associates.

“We take the naming of each vessel very seriously, and there is a great deal of thought put into the process,” he says. “The names placed on these vessels will undoubtedly be people that exemplify The Ingram Way.”

Not only does the completion of the new vessels bode well for Ingram and the maritime industry, but O’Loughlin says South Louisiana will also see additional economic development through job creation. Currently, the company is accepting online applications for  deckhands, cooks and Pilots. O’Loughlin looks forward to generating even more opportunities as the remaining vessels are completed and says community partnerships with entities like the Port of South Louisiana will continue to play a valuable role in increasing Ingram’s growth and capabilities.

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“Ingram is proud to have a great relationship with the Port of South Louisiana and with the other Ports in which we operate,” he says. “These Ports play such an important role for us and our customers. Our daily work and safety depends on these relationships and strong communication. We look forward to a continued partnership and even growing these relationships for many years to come.”

Adrienne Moore At The Christening 2

Adrienne Moore At The Christening

Adrienne Moore Vessel

Tom Cornwell At The Christening

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