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From Humble Beginnings

From our humble beginnings as a local boiler water treatment supplier to a few ocean-going vessels, we have vastly expanded our onboard presence following decades of growth. We have cemented our reputation as the premier global supplier of maintenance chemicals, refrigerant and welding gases and products, fuel management programs and services to the very same industries we proudly serve.

We have a distinguished history, one where we brought groundbreaking water treatment programs and maintenance methods to our business partners. Several of our branded chemical products have become industry standards and we actively pursue new technologies and programs to benefit our business partners.

1920s
Old picture of man standing on a dock next to large vessel.

Drew Marine is established. Standardized marine water treatment programs introduced.

The Sinking of the Titanic.
The first SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention took place.

1940s
Post-War Reconstruction leads to rapid expansion of trade.

Drew Marine’s onboard technical support expanded. 

Post-War Reconstruction leads to rapid expansion of trade.

1950s
Old photo of bulk carrier vessel.

Drew Marine’s maintenance chemicals introduced.

IMO Created. Supertankers reach 100,000 LT capacity with the Universe Apollo.

1960s
Old photo of a large carrier vessel in black and white.

Drew Marine’s global network supply completed.

1st containerized cargo moved from Newark USA to Houston USA. Standardized of Intermodal transportation. 

1970s
Old photo of a large container ship with military helicopters.

Drew Marine’s fuel additive program launched.

IMO MARPOL 73/78.  SOLAS 1974
Torrey Canyon runs aground in English Channel, spills 120,000 tons of crude oil.

 

1980s
Old photo of large container ship in color.

Drew Marine’s welding and refrigeration product line introduced.

World's largest tanker, Seawise Giant, built during the end of the decade-long oil crisis.

1990s
Palm trees with a large white cruise ship in the background.

Drew Marine’s automatic, monitoring, dosing and control introduced.
Drew Marine’s global fire, safety and rescue network created.

IMO MARPOL Annex V
Mega Cruise Ships launched that can carry over 2,500 passengers.


 

2009
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Ashland Inc. sells Drew Marine to J.F. Lehman & Co. 

2010
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Drew Marine’s engineered products and services expanded.

IMO MARPOL Annex VI

2012
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Drew Marine completes the acquisition of Chemring Marine.

2013
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Drew Marine introduced onboard potable water testing to the marine industry.

Drew Marine completes the acquisition of Alexander/Ryan Marine and Safety Inc.

J.F. Lehman & Co. sells Drew Marine to The Jordan Company.

2014
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Drew Marine Introduced accommodation cleaning program to marine industry.

2015
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Drew Marine’s leading fuel additive position anchored.

Drew Marine acquires Ocean Signal. 

2016
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Drew Marine acquires Iridium specialist NAL Research.

2017
Red bulk carrier ship on the water.

Drew Marine launches specialty lubricants with a portfolio of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants.

 

Drew Marine and RSC Bio Solutions ink distribution deal.

 

Drew Marine acquires Skytrac.

 

Ballast Water Management Convention

2018
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Drew Marine launches ballast water treatment chemicals and test kits.

2019
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Drew Marine expands specialty lubricant product line with range of maritime greases.  

Court Square acquires Drew Marine. 

Drew Marine sells FSR division to VIKING.

IMO 2020 on the horizon

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