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About Us

Pacific-Gulf Marine, Inc. (“PGM”) is a full service ship operating and management company that charters, operates and maintains safe, seaworthy, mission capable vessels in a cost effective manner. An independent & privately held company, PGM is certified to the International Safety Management (ISM) Code and the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001 & 14001 Standards. 

Although the company has at times taken ownership positions, the principal business of the company involves the operation and management of ocean-going vessels. From its inception, PGM has served many clients in the United States and overseas, representing the interests of both Charterers and Owners. Dedicated to providing superior technical, operational, and administrative services to its principals, the company has gained global recognition for its competence and reliability through strict adherence to the highest professional standards.

The organization’s management and staff have been recruited not only for proven competence in their respective disciplines, but also for their integrity, professionalism, cooperative spirit and dedication to the marine industry. The resultant organization is action-oriented, with particular emphasis on the ability to identify and react quickly and positively to change, both internally and externally.

PGM’s management philosophy encourages innovation and the aggressive pursuit of improvements in shipboard productivity and efficiency without compromise to vessel safety or asset preservation.  In close cooperation with U.S. authorities, classification societies, and organized labor, Pacific-Gulf Marine has pioneered a number of significant advancements within the U.S. maritime industry. Among these accomplishments is the certification and operation of the first U.S.-flag vessel approved by ABS and USCG for periodically unattended engine room operation (ACCU); development and implementation of shipboard/shoreside integrated computer management systems; efficiency and productivity studies resulting in successful operations at reduced manning levels including the approval to operate the first U.S. flag vessel under the maintenance department concept (all purpose crew).

In addition to performing the many functions involved with the operation and management of ocean-going vessels, the company is active in competitive ship brokerage and chartering with movements covering spot charters to multi-year contracts.

Quality Policy

Pacific-Gulf Marine, Inc. believes and follows the precepts of Total Quality Management as set forth in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and the International Code for the Safe Management and Operation of Ships and Pollution Prevention (ISM Code). Accident prevention and continuous operational improvement are fundamental elements in achieving our goal of excellence in ship management, in marine related services, and in corporate operations. The adoption of these standards ensures that all operations, both ashore and afloat, are planned, organized, executed and verified in accordance with the highest levels of professionalism. Each employee of Pacific-Gulf Marine, Inc. is accountable for meeting the highest level of quality in our operations, while focusing on the fulfillment of our customers’ needs.The objectives of Pacific-Gulf Marine, Inc.’s management system are set forth as follows:

Safety

To provide for continuous safe, reliable and efficient vessel operation

Prevention

The prevention of injury
or loss of life

Avoidance

Avoidance of damage
to property

Protection

Ensure maximum protection
of the environment

Mitigation

Prevent and, when necessary, mitigate the adverse effects of environmental incidents and/or accidents

Service

To deliver the highest standard of service in ship management and marine related activities by remaining responsive to our customer’s needs

Improvement

To strive for constant improvement in safety, quality and protection of the environment throughout the Pacific-Gulf Marine, Inc. organization, both ashore and on board the vessels we manage. remaining responsive to our customer’s needs

Our Mission

Providing

the highest quality of ship management and marine related services

Ensuring

continuous safe, reliable and efficient vessel operation

Delivering

the highest standard of service by remaining responsive to our customer’s needs

Striving

for constant improvement in QSE protection throughout PGM, both ashore and afloat

PreventING

or, mitigating the adverse effects of environmental incidents and/or accidents

Continuing

our role as an innovator in shipboard productivity and efficiency

Utilizing

corporate knowledge and strengths to expand into synergistic markets

Maintaining

an unconditional commitment to the highest standards of ethics and integrity

Participating

as a responsible corporate citizen in the U.S. domestic and international maritime communities

PGM Careers

senior technical superintendent

Pacific-Gulf Marine, Inc. (PGM) a highly reputable company recognized both in the U.S. and internationally for delivering high quality ship management services, is building for the future. 

We are currently seeking a highly motivated marine professional to assume the position of Senior Technical Superintendent.  The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day technical management of PGM’s fleet.

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PGM NEWS

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Summer 2018 Update

The pace has not slacked since our last update. The planned drydocking of both the GRAND CANYON STATE and GOPHER STATE were carried out, as well as the follow-on sea trials with the GOPHER transitioning

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Newport News, VA Update

October 2016 – It’s been a busy period for the crane ships on both coasts. In September, Pacific-Gulf Marine (PGM) Group Manager Keith McHugh, along with the senior shipboard officers, completed ETHICS AWARENESS

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Newport News, VA Update

April 15, 2016 – New Orleans - Shipboard officers aboard the Group 4 vessels completed PREVENTING AND ADDRESSING DISCRIMINATION / HARASSMENT IN THE WORK PLACE training on April 13, 2016.

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PGM Awarded Manager Contract

February 1, 2016 – Pacific-Gulf Marine (PGM) has been awarded two (2) four-year firm contracts with a total value of approximately $96 million to manage six ships for the U.S. Maritime Administration

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MANAGED FLEET

MV-MOHAWK

Container Ship

M/V MOHAWK  20,600 DWT

 

Auxiliary Crane Ship

Auxiliary Crane Ship

S/S KEYSTONE STATE 17,500 DWT
S/S GEM STATE 17,500 DWT
S/S GRAND CANYON STATE 17,500 DWT
S/S GOPHER STATE 16,700 DWT
S/S CORNHUSKER STATE 17,600 DWT
S/S FLICKERTAIL STATE 13,100 DWT

Our Leaders

Todd Johnson

President & CEO

Capt. Daniel D. Smith

V.P. - Marine Operations

Capt. Edward “Ned” Howell

RRF Program Manager

John-Paul Gehrkin

QSA/Personnel Coordinator

Tara Bourgeois

Controller

 

 

 

 

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Get In Touch

PGM New Orleans

401 Whitney Avenue, Suite 511 • Gretna, LA 70056
Phone: 504-362-8121
Fax: 504-364-6484

PGM San Francisco / Bay Area

1499 Ferry Point Road Pier 2, Berth 10 • Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 510-671-2678

PGM Newport News

2215 Harbor Road, Pier 23 • Newport News, VA 23607
757-247-3090