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Moss Point Acquisition By Trinity Will Consolidate Shipbuilding Functions, Improve Efficiency

Trinity Industries, Inc., of New Orleans, La., recently announced the acquisition of Moss Point Marine, Inc., a Mississippi Gulf Coast shipbuilder. The acquisition gives Trinity the largest production capacity of its type of commercial vessels in the United States.

 

Valmet Yard To Build Feeder Type Barge Carriers For Soviets

According to an agreement signed in Moscow recently, Valmet Oy Helsinki Shipyard will deliver two 8,700-dwt barge-carrying vessels of a new type (shown above) to the USSR in 1983. The vessels are of the feeder type, which will operate at the ends

INLAND WATERWAYS/ GREAT LAKES YARDS Review

FOR MORE INFORMATION If you wish to receive additional information on any of the yards described in the review, circle the appropriate reader service numbers) listed under each company's name, using the postage-paid card bound into the back of this issue.

COMPUTERIZED VESSEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

A Preview Of The Latest Offerings Designed To Help Operators Reduce Costs As in other areas, the computer is revolutionizing the maritime industry. Numerous new packages of hardware and software have become available for marine applications during the past year.

Three Offshore Service Fleets Plan Merger Into New Company

Three offshore service companies— Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation of New Orleans; Jackson Marine Corporation of Aransas Pass, Texas; and Zapata Marine Service of Houston—plan to merge into a new company that will have $600 million in assets and

Conoco Inc. Orders Two Double-Hull Tankers From Samsung Shipbuilding

U.S. oil producer Conoco Inc., Houston, Texas, recently ordered two double-hulled 95,000-ton tankers from South Korean Samsung Shipbuilding & Engineering for operation in the Gulf of Mexico. The double-hull tanker contract represents a break by Conoco from other U.

N e w Positions For Three Managers Announced By Zapata Gulf Marine

Three managers have been named to new positions with Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation's domestic operations, Larry T. Rigdon, vice president-North American operations, has announced. Based in the Harvey, La., office, B.B. Breland has been named manager-tugs and barges.

ASSESSMENT OF THE U.S. MARINE MARKET

FOCUS ON THE STEADY GROWTH IN THE SMALL SHIP, BARGE & BOATBUILDING SECTOR IMA has just completed an indepth business assessment of the entire U.S. marine market. The study looks at 38 specific segments of the U.S. marine market—from large commercial ships through small municipal craft.

McDermott Lays Keel For First Of Three C r a f t In $ 3 2 . 6 - M i l l i o n Contract

McDermott Shipyard officially marked the beginning of construction of torpedo test craft for the U.S. Navy with a keel-laying ceremony for" the YTT 9, the first of three such craft being built by McDermott at their Morgan City, La., yard. The

Conferees A g r e e On Scheduling Of Tanker Double-Hull Phase-In

Although the legislation has yet to be approved, it appears that all oceangoing tankers operating within U.S. waters will have to be equipped with a double hull by 2015, according to a recent proposal by a joint House-Senate conferee committee.

 
 
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