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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

October 4, 2017 |

The Transporter Quarterly Newsletter Q4

Chip Stiebing, Shipyard Manager, stated “FMT reached yet another big milestone on August 24, 2017. Launching our first new boat is a big accomplishment for our shipyard.  It was amazing to see everyone involved pull together making our first launch a success.” The designer of the 120’ Hull vessel, Jeff Brumfield, Sr., Manager Boat Construction & Engineering, brings over 38 years of experience to the team. Florida Marine is the only company in the industry with this type of vessel.  FMT made some improvements to the proved design of the boats already in our fleet and decided that it was time to start building these vessels at our own shipyard.  “In-house building is much...

June 30, 2017 |

The Transporter Quarterly Newsletter

Hail, hail, the gang’s all here… FMT outgrew its two-story facility in 2014 and began its expansion in Octo-ber 2015, to bring the FMT Family under one roof. Designed by Greenleaf Law-son Architects and constructed by KENT Design Build, the project consisted of building a new 25,000 sq/ft two-story facility, connecting the two buildings with an atrium lobby and reskinning the existing facility. This space includes conference rooms, collaborative spaces and over 40 private offices. With efficiency and sustainability as key initiatives, FMT utilized technological advancements in efficiency. Incorporated in this modern structure is a 28,500-sq/ft geothermal system, including 60 closed loop wells, 34 water source heat pumps, ERVS and a cooling tower, low...

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...

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