The role of towage, salvage and heavy-lift within the shipping industry is not large, but its importance far outweighs its size and it embraces an impressive and diverse range of expertise. The individual markets have undergone major upheavals
The Gulfwind, the first completely computer- designed offshore jackup drilling rig, is under construction for Chiles Drilling Company of Houston, Texas, at Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas, yard, Marathon announced from its Houston headquarters.
William F. Cleary, long-time secretarytreasurer of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., has been honored by AWO's board of directors and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) for his outstanding record with the Association. Mr. Cleary, who has been with AWO since 1952,
Show Set for May 27-29, Genoa, Italy The next (12th) International Tug & Salvage Exhibition will incorporate the Genoa Workboat Show, bringing two exhibitions under one roof at the international fairground in Genoa, Italy, May 27- 29, 1992,
The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers (CIMARE) will hold its Annual General Meeting and Seventh Annual Technical Conference, Mari-Tech '85, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal on May 8-10. It will be hosted by the St. Lawrence Branch of Montreal.
North American Towing Company president Warren A. Jackman announced the appointment of Alfred R. Hudson as special representative for marketing. Mr. Hudson is a former vice president of Ceres Terminals, Inc., one of the largest stevedoring firms in the U.
Joseph Farrell, president of the American Waterways Operators, Inc., reacted strongly to the July 24, 1984 Interstate Commerce Commission's 4 to 0 vote to allow CSX, the nation's second largest railroad to acquire American Commercial Barge Lines, one of the nation's largest barge lines.
Edward Renshaw, president of St. Louis Ship, was honored recently by the American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC), an organization founded in 1976 largely through his efforts. Under Mr. Renshaw's stewardship, the AWSC has grown into a representative national body,
Anthony L. Kucera has been elected president of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., Arlington, Va., succeeding James B. Potter Jr., according to William A. Creelman, AWO chairman of the board. AWO represents the nation's barge and towing industry.
Additional user taxes on the barge industry would weaken the competitiveness of the barge mode and ultimately damage the whole economy, a barge industry leader said recently. He went on to warn against sacrificing the entire waterways system to "shortterm and short-sighted budgetary goals.