Barring the ability to transport mass amounts of cargo in a Star Trek-esque manner, it's reasonable to assume that ships and boats will continue to be the globes' hauler of goods for the foreseeable future. In the quest to make water transportation safer and more efficient,
Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., has signed a $12.6-million contract with Steamboat Development Corporation of Davenport, Iowa, to build three 102-foot sternwheel casino dinner vessels. Delivery will begin in the first quarter of 1991.
Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered a third new steel oceangoing, deck cargo barge to McDonough Marine Service, New Orleans, for operation in offshore oil and gas fields. All three barges in the new fleet for McDonough have
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the towboat Eagle, the ninth vessel of a 10-vessel contract that was signed with Central Gulf Lines, Inc. of New Orleans, La. The vessels are operated by Compass Marine Gulf, Inc., also of New Orleans,
Am-Can Transportation, Inc. recently announced the introduction of a new tug-barge service to Great Lakes shippers. With the tug-barge, Am-Can will provide service to both line haul and to side port shippers, concentrating on fast, reliable service
Marine Industries Northwest Inc. of Tacoma, Wash., recently performed overhaul and activation repairs aboard two large RO/RO barges for a New York corporation. The former SeaWay Express RO/ RO barges City of Seward, and Resurrection Bay, each
The rebuilding of the U.S. petroleum carrying fleet to OPA 90 standards continues, as Bollinger Gretna, Harvey, La., and K-Sea Transportation Corp. of New York have signed a contract for the construction of four double hull, ocean service, OPA '90 oil barges.
Leevac Shipyards, Inc., based in Jennings, La., was recently awarded a contract by a U.S. Gulf Coast firm to build a 200-foot offshore supply boat. This will be one of the first contracts for the construction of an offshore supply boat in the United States in about five years.
Conrad Industries, Inc., located on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City, La., has completed an expansion program enabling the company to triple its barge production capacity. A new metal building 360 by 100 by 45 feet fronting on an added 150
The first of Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation's "super-size" anchorhandling, tug/supply vessels, the Gulf Service, was launched recently at Quality Shipyards in Houma, La. With an overall length of 222 feet, beam of 46 feet, and depth of 20 feet, the U.