The Peleliu (LHA-5), fifth and last ship in a series of general-purpose, amphibious assault vessels designed and built for the U.S. Navy by Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, officially joined the fleet during May 3 commissioning ceremonies at the shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
E.H. Glascock, vice president, marketing and sales, Alco Power Inc., Auburn, N.Y., has announced that its Southwestern Regional Headquarters has been located in a larger, more modern facility. This new location is 3572 East T.C. Jester, P.O. Box 10895, Houston, Texas 77018.
Hamburg, Germany May 26 - 30 With e x h i b i t o r s registered from 18 countries, what is said to be the largest and most comprehensive international port exhibition and conference, Portex '81, is slated to open at the Hamburg Exhibition and Congress Center on May 26, 1981.
U.S.-flag container feeder barge operator, Columbia Coastal Transport added Columbia Elizabeth — one of the largest container barges ever built — to its fleet. The 912 TEU barge, which was christened in Portland, Ore., is ready to transport empties,
New area offices in Perth, Australia, and Singapore have been established by Jet Research Center (JRC) of Arlington, Texas. The facilities will provide the complete range of JRC explosive technology to the petroleum, marine construction, and dredging industries.
Keppel Shipyard of Singapore has been awarded a $S14 million contract (about $8.13 million) contract to convert the M/V Audax, a 32,452-dwt bulk carrier into a selfdischarging bulk carrier. The conversion will involve replacement of existing cranes with advanced bulk-lift,
American Aero, Inc., a subsidiary of Weatherford International, will more than double its current production capacity by building a new manufacturing plant, warehouse, and office complex in northwest Houston. The AAI plant proposal, more than a year in the planning stages,
Ralph Arceneaux, president of Delta Shipyard, Houma, La., has announced the appointment of Wayne L. Harper to the company's newly created position of sales engineer. Mr. Harper has served in a wide variety of management and engineering assignments associated
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of the first constructiondifferential subsidy (CDS) contract ever placed for heavy-lift roll-on/roll-off cargo ships. The award covers two vessels to be built by Peterson Builders, Inc.
W.D. Kent of Houston, Texas, and Don Boling of Tulsa, Okla., have recently been elected to the board of directors of the National Ocean I n d u s t r i e s Association, headquartered in W a s h i n g t o n, D.C. Mr. Kent is the president of Reading and Bates Drilling Co.