Effective 8 November 2021, Chris Estep assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer of Blessey Marine Services, Inc. Chris began his career at Blessey Marine in 2007 after serving six years in the marine products and chartering group at Marathon Petroleum Company. In his fourteen year career at Blessey, Chris has been instrumental in building an industry-leading clean products sales group while utilizing his knowledge of operations to promote and to implement efficiencies across several departments. Chris has also served as mentor to several younger fleet managers in
Blessey’s Corporate Development Program.
As COO, the Operations, Safety, Purchasing, Dispatch, Crew Travel, and Quality Assurance / Compliance departments will report to Chris. The remaining corporate departments of Legal / Corporate and Maritime Security, Sales, Human Resources, Accounting / Finance, Vessel Maintenance, and Insurance / Claims / Benefits will continue to report to Clark Todd, President. Chris will continue to have a presence in clean products sales decisions.
Blessey Marine Services, Inc. owns and operates eighty-two pushboats and one hundred seventy tank barges comprising one of the youngest multi-faceted inland fleets in the United States. We navigate the inland waterways of the United States including the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys, throughout associated tributaries, Lake Michigan, and along the Gulf-Intracoastal Waterway. 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. Blessey Marine is based in Harahan, Louisiana with affiliated entities WEB Fleet, LP and WEB Engines, LP in Channelview, Texas.