Hughes Marine Firms is an affiliated group of marine transportation, tug and barge rental, and property management companies committed to meeting the short term and long term needs and expectations of our customers and tenants. Over the past 110 years, Hughes barges have been involved in nearly every type of marine project imaginable. It is our ability to adapt to the ever-changing maritime industry that has enabled us to be an industry leader for so long. We work hard to ensure that our customers are satisfied at every level of their projects. Our employees are our greatest strength. We are committed to providing a work environment that fosters customer service, self-reliance, communication, trust, respect, and safety.
We encourage, and require, our employees to perform in a safe, ethical, and environmentally responsible manner. To ensure that we remain an industry leader, we continually train our employees in every aspect: new industry practices, adaptation of the latest technologies, management and leadership techniques, and, most importantly, safety. Because our employees are continually trained, they consistently bring new and innovative ideas to the workplace that enable Hughes to remain on the cutting edge of industry practices.
In order to best serve our customers, we maintain and operate our barges and floating equipment so that it will perform without incident in all potential weather and with all potential cargoes. We will not allow our equipment to be used in any manner which is not safe or environmentally responsible. We maintain and operate our barges and equipment and property under our care so that it is a credit to the owners, employees, tenants, and the community.
Our New Build Program ensures that our fleet of barges is modern and best able to serve the demands of the marine community in the twenty-first century. When building our new barges, we compromise absolutely nothing in terms of quality, design, strength, and performance. We have custom built barges for major projects in the past and are willing to consider any type of proposal from our current or potential customers.
To ensure complete satisfaction, we are available to service our customers and tenants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our customers’ needs always outweigh our own convenience. From determining what size barges best suit your project to modifying them for specific uses to loading them with your equipment, we focus on service every step of the process. We fulfill our written and verbal commitments and will promptly discuss with our customers and tenants any circumstances which would prevent us from meeting our commitments. We price our services in a fair manner, which will be as competitive as possible.
We take pride in our uncompromising business practices. We strive to be fair, ethical, and honest to all of our customers, employees, vendors, suppliers, and other business associates.