REINAUER CORPORATE PROFILE
REINAUER TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES, LLC (RTC) has entered the new century
as a nationally recognized maritime leader in petroleum & chemical transportation.
We trade in the waters of U.S. Atlantic Coast from the Maine/Canadian border southward
to the Caribbean and along the Gulf of Mexico coastline. RTC is headquartered
in Staten Island, New York with division offices in East Boston, Massachusetts.
The company operates its marine transportation and related businesses, 24 hours/day,
RTC was established in 1923 by the patriarch of the family, Bert Reinauer.
Shortly after launching his operations, he was quickly confronted with, and
successfully weathered, the rough waters of the Depression. The company grew during
the war years as new customers’ needs dictated an ever growing fleet. RTC
continued that trend during the post WWII years and through the last several decades.
In the 1990’s, the company demonstrated that it could adapt to stringent regulatory
changes as imposed by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). This adaptation was
highlighted by the complete revamping of the RTC fleet by moving forward
with innovative double-hulled vessel designs. These innovations manifested themselves
in the form of Articulated Tug and Barge (ATB) units. RTC’s fleet of over
30 double-hulled liquid cargo barges combines for an aggregate cargo capacity in
excess of 2.5 million barrels for petroleum and chemical transportation. Furthermore,
major investments were made in a state-of-the-art operations and tracking system
which enables customers to access and query product movements online. This software
program tracks the progress of their cargo’s specific voyages and their account
In an effort to expand its operations and capitalize on strategic relationships
cultivated in the broader maritime industry, RTC made several acquisitions
and enhancements to its businesses. One of the company’s moves included the purchase
of SENESCO Shipyard in 2006. SENESCO is a full service shipyard specializing
in new construction; vessel overhaul & vessel repair and is located in the Narragansett
Bay at North Kingstown, Rhode Island. This acquisition has enabled the company to
build an entirely new fleet of articulated double hulled barges and a new class
of tugs. SENESCO Marine LLC
is the premier Northeast builder of double-hulled barges, tugboats, and a myriad
of other purpose-built industrial vessels. The SENESCO shipbuilding operation
provides its customers with on-time delivery and unmatched quality and workmanship
through its highly-skilled employees. This same commitment to quality and on-time
delivery carries through to the SENESCO Repair Division, which offers vessel
repair work and dry dock services just down the road from the shipbuilding yard
Another key element of RTC’s operations is Boston Towing & Transportation
(BTT). Counted as the largest New England-based marine transportation company,
BTT is recognized for it’s ship docking and general and specialized towing
In the 1980’s, RTC recognized the value of marine infrastructure construction
as it related to its maritime businesses. RTC opened a marine construction
division in 1986 to address that area of need. The marine construction division,
named Reinauer Marine Construction (RMC), developed a strong customer base
while tending to the waterfront facility needs of the parent company, RTC.
As it grew in size and scope, RMC was converted into an independent, wholly-owned
subsidiary and renamed, REICON GROUP, LLC (Reicon) in 1998.
Based in New York and capable of a wide range of marine construction projects, Reicon
expanded operations from NY Harbor to the waters of northern and southern NJ, the
western Long Island Sound (CT & Long Island proper) and the upper Hudson River.
This endeavor was followed by the creation of BTT Marine Construction (BTTMC)
in East Boston, Massachusetts. BTTMC operates from East Boston and services
the needs of waterfront users from Eastern Connecticut northward to the Canadian
Erie Basin Barge Port, which totals 87 acres of warehousing and wharfage
in New York Harbor, was acquired by RTC in partnership with Hughes Brothers.
The Barge Port provides 56 sheltered-water acres for the RTC & HUGHES
fleets as well as 31 upland acres for waterfront warehouse tenants.
RTC rightfully takes pride in the company’s business accomplishments and
its position in the maritime industry. However, RTC understands that the
success of any venture relies entirely upon the quality and dedication of the employees,
who are entrusted with the operation of the company’s holdings. This company has
been fortunate to recruit and retain the finest staff of professionals in the marine
REINAUER TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES will continue to focus on maintaining such
industry leadership in safety, compliance and all other elements of its transportation,
shipbuilding and maritime infrastructure construction through innovation and an
ongoing commitment to our customers and employees in the years to come.