Florida Marine

Success With Cleco

Pursuing Excellence with Cleco’s Support

From deckhand to CEO, Dennis Pasentine, founder of Florida Marine (FMT), lives by the company motto “The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.”

In FMT, Pasentine has established the youngest, safest, most environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient independent maritime transporter fleet in the industry. Based in Mandeville, Louisiana.

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1,000 Barges and 100 Boats Make FMT the largest independent, maritime transporter Florida Marine Transporters
1,000 Employees And a management team with well over 200 years combined experience Florida Marine Transporters
24/7 Dispatch available To provide the most flexible fleet servicing for all major service lines Florida Marine Transporters
300+ Gallons Saved during canal travel Florida Marine Transporters

America’s Largest Independent Maritime Transporter

Based out of Mandeville, LA, Dennis Pasentine founded FMT in 1993 after purchasing two tug boats and seven barges in Pensacola, FL. Today, FMT proudly operates over 1,100 operational boats and barges, and transports everything from chemicals and pressure cargoes to crude oil and infrastructure materials.

FMT owns the complete marine transport process for its clients, which offers the company a competitive advantage, but it is not without its risks. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, FMT’s success demands reliable electricity service. As Pasentine puts it, “having electricity to run the computers and have communication with the boats at all times is of utmost importance.” Therefore, selecting the state’s most efficient and extensive electricity provider, Cleco, was a no-brainer.

“Cleco makes it easy to operate a transportation business in Louisiana.”
Dennis Pasentine CEO Florida Marine