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$1.3 BILLION AVAILABLE TO INITIATE SEALIFT SHIP CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

Congress, in late October, appropriated $900 million to fund a new fast sealift program. When added to the $375 million remaining from last year, a total of $1.3 billion is now available for initiating a major ship construction effort. High priority has

 

First Of Two Big Exxon Tankers Christened At National Steel Yard

A christening ceremony was held at National Steel and Shipuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego recently for the Exxon Valdez, the first of "two 209,000-dwt tankers being constructed for Exxon Shipping Company of Houston. These Alaska Class tankers

Twin Disc Adds New Marine Transmission To MGN Series

The MGNV-232E is the latest addition to Twin Disc's highly competitive, MGN Series of marine transmissions for use in high performance applications. This transmission is well suited for large pleasure craft, crewboats and patrol boats requiring

The Tugboat, Towboat and Barge Industry

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

S i e m e n s - A l l i s C h a n g e s N a m e To Siemens Energy & A u t o m a t i on

— C o l o r Brochure A v a i l a b le Harry S. Burker Jr., president and chief executive officer of Siemens-Allis, has announced that, effective immediately, the company will be named Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. The name change follows Siemens' purchase

Empire Abrasive Describes Improved Blasting Nozzle

Philadelphia-based Empire Abrasive Equipment Corporation is manufacturing its new Di- Carb® Blasting Nozzles encased in a shock absorbing epoxy resin. The resin eliminates damage to the nozzle liner caused from accidental dropping or impact against surfaces being cleaned.

Fuel Tech Adds F.A. Hughes As Subsidiary, Amalgamating Combustion Technologies

The amalgamation of combustion technologies from both the United States and Europe were brought to the maritime world when U.K.- based F.A. Hughes Marine Limited was made a part of the American-based Fuel Tech, Inc. group. Fuel Tech of Stamford, Conn.

$46-Million Rehabilitation Of Port Of Portland's Terminal 2 Now Underway

State of Oregon and Port of Portland officials joined with area business people at the edge of the Willamette River recently to witness official ceremonies noting the beginning of construction on the $46-million renovation of Port of Portland's Terminal 2.

ABS Under Fire, Fights Back

As was the case when the Erika went down off the coast of France in late 1999, much (unwanted) attention has been focused on the classification society for the damaged product tanker Castor, in this case American Bureau of Shipping. Unlike the aforementioned example,

J. Ray McDermott & Co. Elects Eight Officers

C.L. Graves, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., has announced the election of eight officers of the company to positions which reflect their primary functions, and recognize the realignment of duties

 
 
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