News


July 2014


Congressman Bill Huizenga Visits Andrie Inc.

MUSKEGON, Michigan - On July 7, 2014, Andrie Inc. had the pleasure of a visit from Congressman Bill Huizenga and his District Director, Greg VanWoerkom.  Congressman Huizenga represents West Michigan and the 2nd District from Ludington to Holland, Michigan.  Read More »


Andrie Junior Development Cycling Team

MUSKEGON, Michigan – Danielle Mullis of the Andrie Junior Development Cycling Team competed at the Junior Track Nationals in Carson, California from June 25 – 29, 2014, where she set a new national record in the flying 250m lap. Danielle won the Points Race, this is a race where riders compete at a set distance and every 10 laps they ring a bell then sprint for points. The rider at the end of the race with the most amount of points wins the race, regardless of who crosses the line first on the final lap.  Read More »

June 2014


Andrie Junior Development Cycling Team

MUSKEGON, Michigan – Six Members of the Andrie Junior Development Cycling Team (part of the West Michigan Coast Riders) attended the 26 kilometer 2014 Michigan State Time Trial Championship at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sunday, June 22, 2014. A time trial is a race where each individual attempts to complete the course in the shortest time possible, drafting other riders is not allowed. Read More »

April 2014


Andrie Hosts Security Training For Michigan State Police

MUSKEGON, Michigan - On April 28, 2014, Andrie Inc. hosted a security training session for twenty-one members of the Michigan State Police (MSP). The group included instructors, supervisors, and troopers from several MSP posts. The training included waterside approach of a vessel, shore side boarding using assault ladders, and tactical securing of the pilot house and steering flat. Read More »


Matt Stump Joins AWO's Board Of Directors

MUSKEGON, Michigan - On April 3, 2014 Matthew Stump, Manager, HSSE, was approved as a member of the American Waterways Organization (AWO) Midwest Region Board of Directors. Matt joins AWO's Midwest Board along with members from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Regions to guide AWO policy and set the direction to promote the best interests of the tug and barge trade. This two-year position involves outreach to legislators, regulators, and other entities to advocate for our industry. Read More »

August 2012


Richard Paris Receives Outstanding Safety Achievement Award From BP Shipping

MUSKEGON, Michigan - On August 7, 2012, at the BP Shipping CEO HSSE Award Conference in London, England, BP Shipping announced that they selected Richard Paris as the recipient for the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award for 2011. Read More »

June 2012


Andrie Sponsors Junior Development Program

MUSKEGON, Michigan - Andrie Inc. is the title sponsor of the West Michigan Coast Riders (WMCR) / Andrie Junior Development Program. This cycling program teaches kids teamwork and develops them into better riders all while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Read More »

April 2012


Mike Caliendo Appointed Subcommittee Chairman For TSAC

MUSKEGON, Michigan - Andrie Inc. is pleased to announce that Mike Caliendo was recently appointed subcommittee Chairman for the Towing Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC). TSAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that provides recommendations to the U.S. Coast Guard regarding legislation and other issues affecting the towing industry. Read More »


Matthew Stump Appointed Vice Chairman of AWO Coastal Safety Committee

MUSKEGON, Michigan - Andrie Inc. is pleased to announce that Matthew Stump was recently appointed Vice Chairman of American Waterways Operators (AWO) Coastal Safety Committee.  AWO has two safety committees consisting of a Coastal and Interregion (inland) group. Read More »

February 2012


Andrie Inc. Hosts Annual Crew Meeting In Rhode Island

NEWPORT, Rhode Island – The Annual Andrie Crew Week was held at the Newport Marriott in Newport, Rhode Island from February 8th to February 11th, 2012.  Over 140 employees and guests were in attendance.  Andrie has always maintained the tradition of being a family-oriented company.  Read More »

January 2012


Andrie Completes 2011 Season With A Zero Incident Rate

Andrie Inc. announced that for the second time in its corporate history the Transporation Group completed the entire 2011 season without a lost time accident. All nine Andrie owned and managed vessels achieved a zero incident rate, over 265,000 man hours. Matt Stump, Manager HSSE, presented the safety awards to each vessel at the Andrie Crew Week in Newport, Rhode Island. Matt challanged each team to repeat this exemplary performance in the 2012 season. Also stating that "This goal was achieved because of the commitment each and every employee at Andrie made to work safe". Read More »

August 2011


Andrie Inc. Partners with USCG 9th District in Area PREP Exercise

MUSKEGON, Michigan – On August 23 & 24, 2011, Matthew Stump, Manager, HSSE participated in the U.S. Coast Guard 9th District “Detroit River Readiness 2011” along the Detroit-Windsor Corridor.  The Detroit River Readiness 2011 exercise scenario involved a terrorist attack resulting in 400 victims and a spill of over 200,000 gallons of oil. Read More »

June 2011


Andrie Enters Partnership with U.S. Venture, Inc.

MUSKEGON, Michigan – Effective June 23, 2011, Andrie Inc. entered into a contract with U.S. Venture, Inc. of Appleton, Wisconsin to operate and manage the Tug Michigan and Barge Great Lakes for U.S. Oil, a division of U.S. Venture. Read More »

May 2011


Andrie Inc. Receives Jackets from BP Shipping

MUSKEGON, Michigan – Andrie Inc. received jackets from BP Shipping in honor of the 2010 Ship of the Year Award (Partner Vessel) they won earlier this year in February. Read More »

April 2011


Matt Stump is Promoted to Manager, HSSE

MUSKEGON, Michigan - Andrie Inc. is pleased to announce that Matthew Stump was recently promoted to Manager, Health, Safety, Security, Environmental (HSSE). Read More »

February 2011


BP Names Karen Andrie and Endeavour 2010 Ship of the Year (Partner Fleet)

MUSKEGON, Michigan – Andrie Inc. is pleased to announce that the newest addition to our fleet, Tug Karen Andrie/Barge Endeavour, has been selected as BP Shipping’s "2010 Ship of the Year (Partner Vessel)".The award was announced by BP Shipping at the BP Shipping CEO HSSE Award Conference in London on February 23, 2011. Read More »

January 2011


BP Publishes Video of Barge Endeavour

BP Asphalt USA recently spent time creating a video featuring the Barge Endeavour. Learn more about BP and the Endeavour story by clicking on these links: Read More »

December 2010


Andrie Enters Strategic Partnership with Occidental Chemical Corporation

MUSKEGON, Michigan – Effective December 29, 2010, Andrie Inc. has entered into a contract with Occidental Chemical Corporation of Dallas, Texas to operate and manage the Tug Spartan and Barge Spartan II. Read More »

September 2010


Andrie Inc. Receives the Responsible Vessel Carrier from American Maritime Safety

On September 24, 2009, Matt Stump, our Environmental & Safety Coordinator accepted the Responsible Vessel Carrier award from Louis Meltz, President of American Maritime Safety. Read More »

August 2009


Safety Incentive Rewards

Log into the Intranet to obtain the latest information regarding the Andrie Inc. Safety Incentive Program! Read More »

June 2009


Barge Endeavour Enters Service

The Barge Endeavour departed Jeffboat LLC at 2:38 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 and stopped briefly in New Orleans, LA on May 11, 2009. Read More »

March 2009


Barge Endeavour Launched

At noon on March 5, 2009 the barge Endeavour was launched from Jeffboat LLC in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Read More »

April 2008


Barge Endeavour Keel Laying Ceremony

Representatives from Andrie, BP, and LaSalle attended the Keel Laying Ceremony for the barge ENDEAVOUR on April 15, 2008 at Jeffboat LLC in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The ENDEAVOUR, a 50,000 barrel asphalt barge, is the newest addition to the Andrie Fleet. Read More »

May 2007


Andrie Provides Specialty Towing Services for the Lambert Spirit

The Andrie Transportation Group and the Construction Group recently worked together to provide specialty towing services to McKeil Marine.  The project required shallow draft tugs to tow the barge Lambert Spirit ( 400’ x 72’ x 27’ ) into and out of Oak Creek, WI.  Read More »

September 2006


Security Exercise in Whiting Indiana

Andrie participated in a security exercise at the BP Whiting terminal, in Whiting, Indiana on September 13, 2006.  The exercise involved BP, Andrie, U.S. Coast Guard, FBI, and local law enforcement agencies.  The security exercise involved a hostage situation with eco-terrorists taking over the BP Marine dock.  The Andrie tug, Rebecca Lynn was used as a staging area for the FBI negotiating team.  The FBI SWAT team and U.S. Coast Guard also used the Rebecca Lynn tug as a staging area to conduct surveillance hostage rescue operations. The Andrie tug’s crew assisted federal agencies while on board the vessel.  The 4-hour drill was a success, as the participants gained a better understanding of each others operations and importance of proper communications. Read More »

August 2006


Andrie Makes MARITIME REPORTER AND ENGINEERING NEWS Cover

Tug Samuel de Champlain and barge Innovation were featured on the August 2006 cover of “Maritime Reporter and Engineering News”. The Samuel de Champlain and Innovation are two vessels that Andrie operates throughout the Great Lakes. Read More »