Marquette Transportation Company
Ray Eckstein founded what is now the River Division of Marquette Transportation Company, LLC in 1978. Throughout the years we joined forces with two other family-owned businesses, Eckstein Marine Services and HLC Tugs, to add our Gulf-Inland and Offshore divisions, respectively. Each of our divisions has grown over the years, surviving grain embargoes, fluctuating fuel costs, and other challenges that led us to adapt, innovate, and prosper.
Marquette has three operations, with a strategic mix of vessels powered with the latest marine technology and equipment to ensure safe, reliable, on-time service. Founded in 1978, our River unit now offers a fleet of more than 50 line haul vessels and 800+ dry cargo barges. In 2007, we added our Gulf-Inland unit (formerly Eckstein Marine) and our Offshore unit (formerly HLC Tugs) to create a seamless transportation experience for our customers.
Formulate daily strategy to minimize down time, cost, etc., maximizing revenue.
Primary day-to-day customer communications interface ensuring customer requirements are understood and communicated to the organization.
Proactive communication with operations and vessels ensuring job requirements are input and understood.
Effectively work problems creating safe operational solutions and customer value.
Develop job scope and pricing for customer requests.
Provide senior level management with up to date vessel earnings, market conditions, etc.
Plan vessel orders and job scheduling.
Prepare daily reports (i.e., traffic) for customers and the organization.
Communication and coordination of marine service vendors.
Manage voyage activity and costs to match job bid and orders.
Perform on-call rotation ensuring coverage after-hours and on holidays and weekends.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Logistics or related field preferred.
3-5 years in marine transportation with knowledge of tug and barge towing operations preferred.
Geographical knowledge of marine areas serviced.
Strong communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
Detail oriented with solid quantitative skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Process management and the ability to implement sustainable, end-to-end processes.
Approximately 20% travel to business unit and customer locations.
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