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,
Harrison G. Rowe has been appointed general manager of the San Francisco Division of Todd Shipyards Corporation, succeeding Angel Garate who has retired after a long Todd career, according to an announcement by Arthur W. Stout Jr., president of Todd.
The container and RoRo fleets of the established carriers serving Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are aged. While none of these trades is experiencing rapid growth, the involved vessels are expensive to operate and increasingly expensive to maintain.
For the past three years the C. Luhring shipyard in Brake, West Germany, has been working on the development of an oil recovery vessel based on a split-hull design (see October 1, 1979 issue of MR/EN). The unique vessel is really a simple ship that is divided at its center line.
Sun Company, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, Pa. 19087, has announced that William B. Maling, president of a subsidiary, has been named vice president, business analysis, for the parent. Mr. Maling has been president and a director of Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc.
Valmet Corporation in Finland and the engineering and consulting firm Foster Wheeler Petroleum Development Limited in the U.K. have signed an agreement calling for technical cooperation with respect to offshore projects. The pact is part of Valmet's arctic offshore strategy,
The Jacksonville Port Authority has budgeted nearly $34 million for capital improvement projects in the coming year, according to John R. Mackroth, Jacksonville Port Authority managing director. The planned expenditures are almost equally divided between the Marine and Aviation Divisions.
An entirely new marine servicing company which will operate on a worldwide basis is CCL Shipcare Limited of Winchester, Hampshire, England. CCL Shipcare, which was recently formed out of the established Continental Combustions Limited, is a subsidiary of the Petrocon Group,
Congress discontinues the credit insurance program relied upon by U.S. shipowners for more than 65 years Title XI Credit Insuranee Discontinued When the Conference Report for the Omnibus Spending Bill, which provides funding for the federal government through September 30,
Raymond International Inc. of Houston recently announced that a subsidiary has signed a memorandum of understanding to participate in the building of a $30-million fabricating yard in Malaysia. Henry F. LeMieux, chairman and chief executive officer,