A recent keel-laying ceremony at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, initiated construction of the second of three 37,500-dwt product carriers being built for Union Oil Company of California. E.P. Barnett, vice president,
The expansion of fast ferry building facilities has taken another gigantic step on the U.S. East Coast. In concert with a beehive of new capacity construction down south, Derecktor Shipyards recently announced that it has completed construction on a 45,000 sq.
John (Jack) J. McCarthy has been named to the newly created position of director of sales at Waukesha Engine Division, Dresser Industries Inc. In this position, he is responsible for all the division's product sales, including construction and industrial OEM,
Nils Hellen, managing director of the Association of Finnish Metal, Engineering and Shipbuilding Industries, recently visited the United States by invitation of the Finnish American Chamber of 'Commerce. Mr. Hellen, in his address as guest speaker to
The Spring Meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will be held May 17 at the Quality Inn Riverview in Covington, Ky. The theme of this meeting will be oriented to "Rivers," and
The Alabama State Docks, Mobile, Ala., has purchased 143 acres of prime waterfront property for additional port expansion, according to an announcement by Robert M. Hope, director. Mr. Hope said the property was acquired at a cost of $11 million from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad.
Contracts worth the equivalent of $84.2 million for the building of two 170,000-dwt bulk carriers were signed recently in Rio de Janeiro by the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social national development bank and the stateowned Docenave bulk carrier fleet.
The motor vessel Conti-Karla, fourth of six towboats under construction by Jeffboat, Incorporated for ContiCarriers and Terminals, Inc., was christened recently at the Navy Pier in Chicago. ContiCarriers and Terminals is a subsidiary of Continental Grain Company,
Hornbeck-Leevac Marine Services, Inc. has approved a new vessel construction program for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC. This is the company's third such program since its inception five years ago — the first two were seven and six vessel programs, respectively.
Vincent R. Almerico Jr. has been named vice president, operations, of the Trinity Marine Group. He is now responsible for the overall operations and management of the Halter Marine, Inc. shipyard in Moss Point, Miss., and Moss Point Marine, Inc.