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A Relentless Pursuit: Our Company History

Mr Dennis Pasentine’s voyage began with a vision to achieve excellence in the maritime industry.  Together with committed shipmates and a strong work ethic, Florida Marine has developed into one of the largest inland marine companies, and proudly serves its customers with one of the youngest towboat and tank barge fleets in the industry shipping a variety of cargoes such as petrochemicals, chemicals, LPG, crude oil, agricultural liquids and dry cargo.  Through the efforts of its experienced leadership team, and dedicated vessel and shore side employees, Florida Marine operates in a safe, environmentally sound, and efficient manner.

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Recent Blog Posts

June 21, 2013 |

Dennis Pasentine Honored by Propeller Club

Wade Wetherington, president of the International Propeller Club of the United States, left, and Andrew Riester, international vice president, right, present Man of the Year award to Dennis Pasentine, center.   Dennis A. Pasentine, owner and chairman of the board of Florida Marine Transporters, received the prestigious Man of the Year Award from the Propeller Club during the club’s International Convention, held in New Orleans October 3–5.   Pasentine’s hands-on leadership stresses family values and a “relentless pursuit of excellence,” striving to become the best inland boat and barge operator. Loyalty, safety, reliability, customer service and a charitable culture are cornerstone values of his business.   After graduating from high school in 1974, Pasentine...

June 21, 2013 |

Taking Safety Home

As tow boaters, your primary focus is safety while you are on the boat.  As a maritime company, our primary focus is safety day in and day out.  But, what about when we go home?  Is our primary focus safety?  Data suggests that it isn’t for millions of Americans.  The National Safety Council reported that in 2009 there were 30.5 million injuries due to home and community-related incidents – 1 in every 10 people were injured at home.  Their data also shows an increase annually of people injured at home.   At Florida Marine we want our employees to be safe at work and at home – we don’t want our employees to become one...

June 21, 2013 |

Alive and Well on the M/V Wes Sellars!

We would like to recognize Captain Potter and his crew for taking charge of their health and wellness, and changing their lives. Throughout their transformation, the crew increased their stamina, strength, flexibility, happiness and self-esteem along with reducing their BMI – they lost weight and gained muscle mass.   How did they decide to get started?  The crew came together, held a meeting, and decided it was time to get healthy.  They decided to take on this challenge together – to do this as a team.   What motivated the crew?  Jason was motivated by wanting to be more active for his girls playing soccer and running around the house; Stephen wanted to go...

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