Port Allen Marine Services (PAMS), a subsidiary of Midland Affiliated Company, recently delivered the first of two butadiene tank barges to Shell Oil Company. The second barge is scheduled for delivery one month after the first. These barges have an overall length of 205 feet, beam of 52.
Although Smit International graced the marine industry with its presence in 1975, the company actually began in the mid-18th century as a shipbuilder, which would eventually evolve into its current state as a diversified marine service provider.
H. Allen Fernstrom was elected president and chief executive officer of The American Ship Building Company according to a recent announcement by George M. Steinbrenner, chairman of the board. He succeeds George A. Chandler, who is leaving to become
The tank barge Hannah 6301 was launched recently at Bay Shipbuilding Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The launching was witnessed by a group of Hannah Marine Corporation personnel and customers and Bay Ship officials. The vessel was christened by Hannah's appointed sponsor for the occasion,
The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC), a conference within The American Waterways Operators, represents the interests of the small- and mediumsized or "second-tier" yards in the shipbuilding and repair industry. These yards build and repair the tugboats,
The number and tonnage of vessels delivered by U.S. yards during the past year were up from 1984, thanks mostly to construction for the Military Sealift Command's build-and-charter program. Six of the nine ships completed, and 155,862 of the total 164,711 dwt, were for charter to the MSC.
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.
Orange Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Orange, Texas, recently signed a contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority of Chattanooga, Tenn. for a 52V2 foot by 22 foot by 8 foot push boat. The vessel is to be named Patricia H and will be used to handle 1,
Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., recently signed a contract with Chalice Trawlers Corporation of Edmonds, Wash., to build the Aleutian Chalice, a 123-foot by 32- foot longliner processor. The vessel was designed by Rodney E. Lay & Associates of Jacksonville.
The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association of the inland and coastal tug and barge industry, will hold its annual meeting and spring convention on April 4-5, 1991, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. All AWO members,