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Shipping News – Mack Point and Bucksport
  • Published
    August 30, 2017

    Shipping news, Aug. 22 – 30

    Aug. 25 Genesis Liberty, a tug owned and operated by Genesis Energy, arrived with a fuel barge at Searsport, coming from New York, via Portland. Type of fuel unknown. Aug. 28 Great Eastern, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Saint John, New Brunswick. The next day, it traveled up the Penobscot River to Bucksport and departed Aug. 30 for Portland. It was a quiet week for commercial shipping ...

  • Published
    August 24, 2017

    Shipping news, Aug. 15 – 22

    Aug. 16 Torenia, a 620-foot bulk carrier, departed Mack Point for Norfolk, Va., after delivering road salt. Aug. 18 Great Eastern, a 600-foot Irving Oil tanker, arrived at Mack Point from Saint John, New Brunswick, and departed early Aug. 20 for Boston. Aug. 19 Denali, a Kirby Corp. tugboat, arrived in Bucksport from Delaware City, Del., pushing a fuel barge. It departed late Aug. 20 for New York. Aug. 20 Chemical...

  • Published
    August 15, 2017

    Shipping news Aug. 2 – 14

    Aug. 5 Iver Prosperity, a 600-foot oil tanker, returned to Bucksport after a quick round-trip to Saint John, New Brunswick, where Irving Oil has its refinery. It departed Aug. 8. Aug. 6 Genesis Liberty, a tug owned and operated by Genesis Energy, pushed a 390-foot fuel barge into Mack Point from Boston, via Portland. Type of fuel unknown. Genesis Energy did not respond to a request for more information. The tug ...

  • Published
    August 2, 2017

    Shipping news, July 21 – Aug. 1

    July 21 Iver Prosperity, a 600-foot oil tanker, arrived in Searsport from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, where Irving Oil has its headquarters and refinery. Clipper Tarpon, a bulk carrier arrived from Providence, R.I., picked up scrap metal from Grimmel Industries, then traveled to Albany, N.Y. July 23 Jia Sheng Shan, a 620-foot bulk carrier, arrived at Mack Point and delivered road salt to New England Salt ...

  • Published
    July 21, 2017

    Mack Point shipping news, July 9-16

    July 9 Falcon Nostos, a 600-foot oil tanker, left Mack Point Cargo Terminal bound for New York City, making room for Great Eastern, another 600-foot oil tanker that had been waiting at a mooring in the bay. July 10 Great Eastern departed Mack Point in the late morning and made stops in Bucksport and Portland before returning to Saint John, New Brunswick, location of the Irving Oil's headquarters and refinery. An ...

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