A 3,250-ton-capacity floating drydock, built by Conrad Industries, Inc., Morgan City, La., has arrived for service in St. Louis, Mo. Conrad Industries' CEO, J. Parker Conrad, said the unit, which was contracted for by Missouri Drydock and Repair Company, Cape Giradeau, Mo.
—Literature Available The Port of Iberia in Louisiana has just opened a new public dock facility, financed by appropriations from the state legislature. The new facility has been planned as a drawing card to aid in the port's efforts to diversify
The addition of a fourth double- deck barge to its fleet has allowed Trailer Marine Transport Corporation to upgrade its service from Miami, Fla., to Puerto Rico by replacing smaller barges with double-deck barges, according to a recent announcement by Robert Homan,
Wales-based, high-tech boat building company, Steel-Kit (U.K.) Ltd. is working with South American prawn fishing companies and repairers to provide "state-of-the-art" computer generated steel and aluminium building kits for on board processing, prawn fishing vessels.
Halter Marine, Inc. delivered 64 commercial and 89 pleasure vessels to its customers in 1980, announced Harold P. Halter, chairman and president of the New Orleans-based shipbuilding firm. Halter's six commercial shipyards delivered 42 supply boats,
Robert E. Howson, president and chief operating officer of McDermott Marine Construction, announced that James F. Franklin has been promoted to vice president and general manager, Fabrication and Shipyard Operations based at Bayou Boeuf and Amelia, La.
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.
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,
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.