This year. The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, celebrates its 60th anniversary. AWO members, representing the inland, coastal and harbor sectors of the industry, recently
The members who attended the regular monthly meeting of the Long-Beach-Greater Los Angeles Chapter of The American Society of Naval Engineers in March were rewarded by an evening of good fellowship, fine food, and an excellent technical paper by Dr.
In 1985, the depressed state of the barge and towing industry further emphasized the longstanding need to secure a reasoned and stable regulatory environment for domestic marine transportation. This elusive goal took on greater importance as the
The Marine Machinery Association (MMA) recently held its Government- Industry Forum in Norfolk, Va. MMA's president, Larry Holley of Warren Pumps, Inc., opened the meeting, explaining that the location was chosen to bring the forum close to the
A new partnership, Blue Streak- Gulf Island Operations, has been formed to operate a fleet of self-propelled, self elevating offshore workboats. The partnership was formed by Blue Streak Marine, Inc., a selfelevating vessel operating company, Belle Chasse, La.
By retrofitting its largest pier with a dual-mounted fender system, NORSHIPCO, Norfolk, Va„ can easily work on ship sides more than 1,200 feet long without damaging or marking either the ship or the pier. The marine tendering system, called Delta, designed by Uniroyal, Inc.
The Port of Iberia in Louisiana recently completed the purchase of 70 acres of prospective new industrial plant sites from Sterling Sugars, Inc. of Franklin, La. Transfer of the acreage, which lies immediately east of the present port property,
The U.S. Coast Guard certification of Microphor's unique biological marine sewage treatment systems for commercial marine vessels has been announced by John M. Mayfield Jr., president of Microphor, Inc. The northern California manufacturer has
Norman Meyer has been appointed vice president of strategic systems for Sperry Division's Systems Management unit, Kurt Merl, vice president and general manager of the unit, has announced. Mr. Meyer, who had been manager of strategic sytems, will
Designed to facilitate the optimum mating of actuators and ball valves to meet specific requirements, PBM has announced the publication of its unique Reference Book, Section VII, describing "Performance Packages," the company's power-driven actuators