Global Maritime Operations

Keystone Shipping manages a fleet of more than 20 owned and operated oceangoing vessels worldwide – including tankers, dry bulk vessels, tugs, tank barges, and roll-on/roll-off vessels.

Keystone also has extensive experience operating chemical tankers, liquid and dry bulk marine terminals, and power generating facilities.


Crude Oil Transport

Keystone transports crude oil and petroleum products to deep water ports throughout the United States. In addition, Keystone is a joint venture partner in the Alaska Tanker Company, which owns and operates a fleet of four 190,000 DWT tankers, for the transport of Alaskan crude oil.

Great Lakes Transport

Keystone’s Key Lakes subsidiary operates, and performs the technical management of, nine vessels transporting a broad range of commodities to fresh water ports throughout the Great Lakes. Key Lakes has extensive safe-handling experience operating in these sensitive waters known for extreme temperatures and weather conditions.

Rapid Emergency Response

Keystone manages roll-on/roll-off vessels for the United States Maritime Administration, supporting the rapid deployment of both military assets and humanitarian relief. Since World War I, Keystone has transported equipment and supplies in support of United States armed forces across the globe.


Construction Management

Keystone has supervised vessel construction and vessel retrofitting projects since its founding, offering a range of services, including project drawing and technical design, on-site construction supervision, crew training, manning, trials evaluation and warranty management.

Financial Services

Keystone provides a comprehensive array of financial services to support our customers and charterers, including financing and leasing, budgeting and forecasting, payroll, purchasing, auditing, and information technology services.

Maritime Transportation Solutions

The Keystone team comprises some of the most talented people industry-wide, with extensive experience and expertise in a broad range of maritime disciplines. We are skilled in assembling project teams to develop solutions for virtually any maritime logistics challenge worldwide.

Keystone Shipping News & Announcements

At Keystone Shipping we are proud of our accomplishments. Our unwavering dedication to excellence has allowed us to thrive and excel in the maritime community.

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Fall Safety Line – 2018

The fall issue of the Safety Line from Keystone Shipping is here!  We touch on Hurricane Florence, 2018 Boat of the Year nominations, and more! Read the full 2018 Fall Safety Line.

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Summer Safety Line – 2018

The summer issue of Keystone Shipping’s Safety Line Newsletter is here, with a retirement tribute to Mr. Rod Neale, a highlight of one of our “Faces of the Fleet”, and a report on Operation Nautical Horizon. Read the full 2018 Summer Safety Line.

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Nurturing the Passions of a Pint Sized Boatnerd

Key Lakes deck officer Ellora Martin meets a young female maritime enthusiast to help inspire passions of a career in maritime on the Great Lakes. Read the full article in the Duluth Seaway Port Authority Spring Magazine.

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