The newly formed California Launch Service Corporation christened its first launch vessel on June 14, in ceremonies at the St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, Calif. Rees B. Williams Jr., president of the firm, headquartered in San Francisco,
John P. Alban has been appointed to the staff of McAllister Brothers, Inc., New York, N.Y., as a manager in their Oil Transport Division. The announcement was made recently by Brian A. McAllister, vice president of the New Y o r k - b a s e d towing and transportation company.
Since January 2000 there has been a decrease in the total number of inland tank barges listed for sale. Prices for inland tank barges have increased an average of 10 percent over last year for barges under 10,000 bbl capacity. Barges over 10,000 bbl have increased about 14 percent.
The board of directors of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. has elected William A. Creelman to serve as its chairman of the board. Mr. Creelman, who is president of National Marine Service Incorporated of St. Louis, Mo., will be completing the unexpired term of Archie L.