SOURCE: U.S. Shipping Partners L.P.

May 07, 2007 16:00 ET

U.S. Shipping Partners L.P. Strengthens Its Management Team

EDISON, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 7, 2007 -- U.S. Shipping Partners L.P. (NYSE: USS) (the "Partnership") today announced the appointment of Jan T. Ziobro, a 28-year veteran of the shipping industry, as Vice President, New Construction. In this role, Mr. Ziobro will have oversight of the Partnership's new construction program, which presently stands at nine 49,000 dwt product tankers and four 19,999 dwt articulated tug barge ("ATB") units. Mr. Ziobro will report to Joseph P. Gehegan, President and COO.

Over 17 of Mr. Ziobro's 28 years in the shipping industry were with Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. ("OSG") and 11 of those in OSG's New Construction Group as Senior Naval Architect. During this time he was involved in the successful construction projects of over 20 vessels for the account of OSG in both Japan and South Korea. In addition to ship construction experience at OSG, he was also Project Manager for the construction of six refrigerated cargo vessels in Europe, and involved in the conversion of a container vessel for military use. His well rounded maritime experience also included periods as a design consultant, shipyard construction superintendent, and as a chartering representative.

Mr. Ziobro holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and an associate member of the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents.

About U.S. Shipping Partners L.P.

U.S. Shipping Partners L.P. is a leading provider of long-haul marine transportation services, principally for refined petroleum products, in the U.S. domestic "coastwise" trade. U.S. Shipping Partners L.P. is also involved in the coastwise transportation of petrochemical and commodity chemical products. For additional information about U.S. Shipping Partners L.P., please visit

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