Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

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Related Party Transactions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions
16. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
The Company manages barge pools as part of its Inland Services segment. Pursuant to the pooling agreements, operating revenues and expenses of participating barges are combined and the net results are allocated on a pro-rata basis based on the number of barge days contributed by each participant. Companies controlled by Mr. Fabrikant, the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SEACOR, and trusts established for the benefit of Mr. Fabrikant’s children, own barges that participate in the barge pools managed by the Company. Mr. Fabrikant and his affiliates were participants in the barge pools prior to the acquisition of SCF Marine Inc. by SEACOR in 2000. During the years ended December 31, 2020, 2019 and 2018, Mr. Fabrikant and his affiliates earned $0.6 million, $0.5 million and $0.9 million, respectively, of net barge pool results (after payment of $0.1 million, $0.1 million and $0.1 million, respectively, in management fees to the Company). As of December 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company owed Mr. Fabrikant and his affiliates $0.4 million and $0.1 million, respectively, for undistributed net barge pool results.
Mr. Fabrikant is a director of SEACOR Marine. Prior to 2020, the Company provided certain transition services to SEACOR Marine in connection with the Spin-off and the total amount earned from these transition services during the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 was $0.6 million and $4.6 million, respectively.
During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company reached an agreement with SEACOR Marine to allow SEACOR Marine to carryback certain of its tax net operating losses ("NOLs") to tax years in which SEACOR Marine was part of the Company's consolidated tax group. The carrybacks are allowed as a result of the CARES Act. In exchange for allowing SEACOR Marine to carryback its NOLs, SEACOR Marine agreed to: deposit certain of the tax refunds into a controlled deposit account to cash collateralize certain guarantees the Company made on behalf of SEACOR Marine (see Note 6); prepay its sublease with the Company for office space; provide certain representations and warranties to the Company; and pay the Company a fee of $1.0 million, which is included in other, net in the accompanying consolidated statements of income.