The Port of Portland, Ore., is gearing up for the coming turn-of-the-century by which time it is anticipated that the volume of general cargo in the port will triple. The Port Commission recently accepted a master development plan devised by a 30- member Citizens Advisory Task Force.
Throngs of spectators came to the Jeffboat, Incorporated, Jeffersonville, Ind., shipyard recently to witness the dual christening and launching ceremonies of the motor vessel Jeffboat, a 6,000- horsepower vessel named to honor the company's accomplishment as
The economy will experience a boost in the Coos Bay/North Bend, Ore., area soon. John Sweet, director of marketing and sales for Sause Bros., Coos Bay's ocean towing company, says that its new barge-building facility (shown above) is expected to be finished by mid-year.
The Upper Peninsula Shipbuilding Co. (UPSCO) in Ontonagon, Mich., recently launched its first vessel to be built under contract. Hull No. 001—a 1,053-ton tug for an integrated tug-barge (ITB) system—is being built, along with four barges, for the State of Michigan.
U.S.-flag shipping — on the oceans, the Great Lakes and Inland Waterways — has again proven to be an undisputed leader in world maritime safety. This was evident during the Annual Ship Safety Awards Luncheon, sponsored by the American Institute
Federal Barge Lines, Inc., St. Louis, has announced the following promotions and management changes: John F. Lynch, president and chief executive officer; Thomas F. Maloney, senior vice president-sales; Robert A. Labdon, senior vice president-operations ; and Richard D.
In a move to streamline its operations and release a portion of its shipyard property for sale, Galveston Shipbuilding will consolidate its services to a northeast 10-acre section of its 45-acre site in Galveston, Texas, according to owner Harry J.
The Sparrows Point Shipyard of Bethlehem Steel Corporation has been awarded a major contract for the repair of the S.S. Energy Independence, according to David Watson, general manager. The 666-foot-long coal carrier, owned by the New England Collier Company in Philadelphia, Pa.
retrofit of a Bouchard Coastwise Management Co., tug and barge to an articulated (ATB) unit utilizing the Intercon Coupler System. The 446-ft., 125,000 BBL (barrel) black oil Barge B. No.175 which was renamed Barge B. No.275, was transformed from
A manual ullage tape installation, which makes it possible to gauge tanks visually under closed loading conditions, has been accepted for tanker and barge use by both the U.S. Coast Guard and American Bureau of Shipping. Developed by VU-GAGE Systems,