Nichols Named "Maritime Man of the Year"

Citing his "outstanding leadership and vision in new ship design and construction," American Master Mariners named Matt Nichols, "Maritime Man of the Year." The award was given to Nichols, CEO of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, by the Port of Seattle/Pacific Northwest Chapter.


Midland Enterprises Expands With The Times

Since planting its roots in 1925 as a small coal delivery business known as the Ohio River Company (ORCO), Midland Enterprises has evolved from one chartered boat and four barges to more than 85 boats and 2,400 barges moving the entire eastern inland waterways system.

I.T.C. Holland Engineers Its Third Double Rig Dry Transport On The Sibig Venture

I.T.C. Holland B.V., Haarlem, Holland, the Netherlands, recently contracted the dry transport of two Rowan rigs from Seward, Alaska to Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Rowan Middletown was loaded aboard the Sibig Venture in Seward, Alaska. The vessel then proceeded to Long Beach,

Matson Signs $220M Contract With Kvaerner Philadelphia

In a widely expected announcement, late last month Matson Navigation Company, Inc. signed a contract with Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. (KPSI) for two new containerships worth a cumulative $220 million. The 2,600-TEU diesel-powered vessels

Salvors Forge Their Way into the Future

Maritime Reporter solicited the opinions of two of the leading marine salvage companies to discover trends and challenges facing marine operators in the near future. The 2003 National Maritime Salvage Conference, sponsored by American Salvage Association (ASA),

NDTA New York Chapter Elects Captain Fritzke

Capt. Herman E. Fritzke, Commander of the Atlantic Area Military Sealift Command based in Bayonne, N.J., has been elected president of the New York Chapter, National Defense Transportation Association, for the coming year. He succeeds Conrad H.

Austal Breaks 24-Hour Record

Reaching speeds of 47.7 knots, the Austal-built "Villum Clausen" has written its name into the record books, breaking the record for the longest distance traveled by a ship in 24 hours. Enroute to Denmark, the 282 ft. (86 m) gas turbine powered

Washburn & Doughty: Developing New Process To Meet Changing Needs

Washburn & Doughty Shipyard of East Boothbay, Maine is preparing to launch Tracy Moran, the fourth in a series of six Z-Drive Tugs under construction for the Moran Towing Corporation of Greenwich, Conn. Tracy Moran will join its sisterships in Norfolk, Va.

Watercom Offers Extra Convenience Of Fax Machine Message Transmission

—Literature Available Subscribers to Watercom are discovering a unique feature of the only direct dial, marine telecommunications system available. They're discovering that Watercom operates with facsimile (FAX) machines. Prior to the advent of Watercom,

Captain Wages Joins MSI As Director Of New Simulator Training Center

Capt. C.J. (Jerry) Wages, USN (Ret.) has joined MarineSafety International, New York, N.Y., as director of a new simulator training center to be established at Newport, R.I., for senior and intermediate level line officers attending the U.S. Navy's

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