Blessey Marine Services, Inc. owns and operates one of the youngest multi-faceted inland tank barge and vessel fleets in the United States. Our mission is to transport our customers’ liquid bulk cargoes safely and efficiently throughout the navigable inland waterways of the United States including the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys, throughout associated tributaries, and along the Gulf-Intracoastal Waterway. Predominantly a unit tow company, Blessey Marine transports a full product line of liquid cargoes, such as residual fuels, asphalt, lubricating oils, petroleum feedstocks, refined petroleum products, petrochemicals, alcohols, and LNG.
Servicing major petroleum and petrochemical companies as well as commodity trading houses, Blessey Marine has earned respect in the industry by putting safety, customer service, and professionalism as our first priorities. Customer satisfaction and safety are the top priorities of every employee, the purpose of every job, and the foundation of our business. We act as a key industry partner with shipyards to ensure that our equipment is best-in-class, with government entities to use best practices of environmental stewardship, with industry advocacy groups to promote best practices in safety, and with our customers in the name of continuous improvement.
We believe that success can be achieved only through the constant pursuit of excellence throughout our organization. Excellence is expected in the quality and quantity of work by every employee in every function. Mediocrity is not an option in our company. We continually strive to maintain excellence throughout our organization, in our people, our equipment, and our service. Safety is absolutely essential in everything we do. Teamwork contributes enormously to our success.
Blessey Marine corporate offices are located in Harahan, Louisiana. Its sister companies, WEB Fleeting, LP, a full service fleeting and training facility, and WEB Engines, Inc., an engine repair and fabrication facility, are located in Channelview, Texas and serve as the company’s base of operations in the Houston area.
"What makes Blessey a different kind of company is that they really have an interest in you as a person – you are not treated as a number. They care about you, your family, your kids, your job, your safety. It is just a whole different ballgame compared to other companies.”
– Capt. Rusty Hill
“What makes Blessey unique is the quality of leadership from the very top all the way down. This company is very special. When I tell other people that work in the industry about how we are treated, what we do, and the overall camaraderie that we have at Blessey, they do not believe it, because the benefits of working here are unheard of.”
– Capt. Scott Wilson
"I have worked for Blessey Marine for 18 years and have received a raise and a bonus every year that I have been here. I would work here for another 18 years without them if necessary because I am loyal to the company through thick and thin.”
– Mike Duhon
"The reason I love working for Blessey Marine is because I love our employer. He is a wonderful person that treats us well. The bottom line is that the employer cares about us and takes care of us. It is what makes Blessey a different kind of company.”
– Capt. Lance Dragon