45 days is good. Probably even time. Of course an Oceans license is required. Foss will be fussy about who they hire as Masters. Probably senior guys with a lot experience on that run with the same or similar barges. Otherwise they will send in their longtime masters from Seattle. Foss has a lot of older boats, but they don’t run junk. Very strong safety culture.
Interesting. Crowley has their two new ConRos coming into that market though it seems like they’re running late on delivery from Halter. Saltchuck seems to be going after a big chunk of the PR business, seeing as they own TOTE, Foss and Tropical. Wonder if this was on the works before they got outmaneuvered by Pasha in Hawaii?
Foss Boston or formerly Constellation Maritime, was actually doing fairly well, they were doing better each month than the previous up until they shut down in Boston. The contracts from the west coast would transfer to the East coast, including Cosco and Kirby, so it was a decent load of work. Word on the street was BTT was getting nervous that Foss was taking more and more of the work. They did have 2 docking masters on call, with talk of hiring a third. I heard someone in corporate wanted to focus more on the big ports and cut out the smaller ones, therefore ports like Boston and Portland got cut.
As far as Foss in Jacksonville, I have no clue but perhaps they want to try breaking into the east coast market again.