Dena L. Wilson Vice President-Legislative Affairs The American Waterways Operators AWO's legislative activities serve two primary functions: the first, and most significant, revolve around active participation in the federal legislative process
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.
D r a v o M e c h l i n g A n n o u n c es M a n a g e m e n t C h a n g e s In S o u t h e r n O p e r a t i o ns
Dravo Mechling, the barge line subsidiary of Dravo Corporation, recently announced a series of management changes related to its operations in the New Orleans- Baton Rouge, La., area. Tom Terrell has been appointed manager, Southern operations.
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.
McElroy Machine and Manufacturing Company of Biloxi, Miss., is now offering a free 47-page brochure package on its line of deck machinery. The package includes dimensional drawings and technical data on some of the products within McElroy's manufacturing range such as fishing winches,
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
Whether or not the current decline in oil prices is a temporary condition, most manufacturers of marine diesel engines are still concentrating on further improvements in specific fuel consumption, as well as on the ability to burn heavier grades of fuel.
Herman J. Molzahn Vice President, Operations The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) is the national trade association for the small and medium-sized commercial shipbuilding industry. These yards build and repair the barges, tugboats,
Langh Ship's innovative tweendeck invention has now been patented in the U.S. The system has previously been granted a European patent, as well as patents e.g. in Taiwan and South Africa. "This transportation method has also proved efficient in practice," said Hans Langh.
A total of 31 United States m a r i t i m e i n d u s t r y operations were cited recently for outstanding achievements in safety, including one that has functioned for more than seven years without an accident resulting in lost time among crew personnel of the vessel.