Thrustmaster Expands US Inland River Service Network with McGinnis Agreement

Investing in new capital equipment, such as Z-drives for an inland towboat fleet, may seem like a formidable task. Especially after decades of conventional shaft and rudder propulsion use. Despite the evident operational benefits of Z-Drives – when adopting a new technology for mission critical operations such as propulsion and steering, you want to be […]

USACE Launches Towboat M/V Dan Reeves with Thrustmaster Z-Drives

The newly built M/V Dan Reeves was commissioned in January of 2016 for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Little Rock District. Built by Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., overseen by the USACE Marine Design, the 95-foot-long vessel is designed to comply with proposed USCG Subchapter M Requirements. Power and propulsion […]