Transportation & Logistics International - Winter 2017 - 30
SHIPPING & PORTS
// Company founder Harley Franco is committed
to growing by investing in people and equipment
and enhancing safety processes.
respectively, in Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbor;
* Starlight Marine Services, which provides petroleum
transportation, ship assist and tanker escort services
to shipping companies calling the San Francisco Bay
* Harley Marine NY, Inc., which provides petroleum
transportation runs between ports in New York, Philadelphia and Connecticut; and
* Harley Marine Gulf, which provides petroleum transportation services along the U.S. Gulf Coast and in
inland river systems.
A Culture of Safety
Each of Harley Marine Services' affiliates follows an extensive and industry-leading safety program. "We're a safety-based company that has a culture of 'if we can't do it right
and safely, we don't do it, no matter what,'" Barnes says.
"We communicate that culture to everyone in the company
fleet as well as onshore."
All employees from seamen to tug captains are authorized to stop work immediately if a hazardous situation
arises. "We feel that having a 'stop, look, listen and share'
program and an overall safety culture is reducing our incidents and making us a safe company," he adds. The company has a spill ratio of 1/100 of a gallon per 74.1 million
barrels transferred over water.
The company's safety program meets or exceeds several
internationally recognized standards including ISO 9001
and 14001 as well as International Safety Management
code and the American Waterways Operators Responsible
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