The Tried and True Marine Transportation
A long history of innovation and a solid commitment
to client satisfaction have made OTTO CANDIES the most trusted
name in marine transportation.
It began with a simple request.
In 1942, Captain Otto B. Candies was asked to provide small
craft support to an oil rig to clear water lilies from an access
canal. Though a relatively small task, Candies attacked it with
spirit and determination. The Captain's efforts won him respect,
admiration and a crew-transport contract with the Humble Oil
Company -- known today as ExxonMobil.
The CANDIES reputation for dedication and excellence spread
as the offshore oil industry boomed. With solid business sense,
Captain Candies expanded his fleet to match the growing demand
for his services.
Today, as one of the nation's most respected
marine transportation companies, the CANDIES fleet numbers
40 vessels and continues to increase in size. The ability
to provide cost-efficient solutions and a work ethic rooted
in integrity have kept OTTO CANDIES in the offshore industry
spotlight as an unparalleled innovator.
The company was the first independent contractor to use ocean-going
barges for deep-sea supply. By eliminating the need for large,
bulky ships during transport, CANDIES was able to significantly
reduce supply costs.
Another first, CANDIES vessels transported a complete production
package from Houston to the North Sea, and was the first company
to move a full refinery -- delivering 6,000 tons of cargo a week
for 72 weeks -- from Houston to Puerto Rico. And, when NASA needed
to ship its enormous Saturn V rocket to Cape Kennedy, it turned
From critical logistics coordination and project management
of ExxonMobil's Hoover/Diana Development, to unprecedented crew
transport in the wake of the Valdez grounding in Prince
William Sound, CANDIES has earned a reputation for creative problem-solving
and dogged determination with the most difficult tasks.
In Boston Harbor, CANDIES was charged with the complex task
of sinking a commuter tunnel. The company modified a submersible
barge and quickly completed the project. CANDIES vessels also
were chosen to transport the Gorilla V, the largest jackup rig
ever built, from Vicksburg, Miss., to Sabine, Texas, and tug
three 25-mile sections of pipeline from Corpus Christi to a location
400 miles offshore.
In addition, OTTO CANDIES, LLC, has been
certified under the International Safety Management Code since
1998 – four
years before it was required.
Today, OTTO CANDIES, LLC, steers the same
course that established the company’s outstanding reputation. The attitude of our
management team consistently reflects the basic business philosophy
of Otto Candies himself -- to provide the best possible service
at a fair price. No matter how complex and demanding the offshore
industry becomes, CANDIES is well-positioned to accept the challenges
of the future, and the company’s goal remains the same: To
get the job done on time, on budget, safely and responsibly.
OTTO CANDIES: The standard by which excellence in marine transportation