—A Review— FOR MORE INFORMATION If you wish to receive additional information on any of the yards described in the review, circle the appropriate reader service numbers) listed under each company's name, using the postage-paid card bound into the back of this issue.
Jeffboat, Incorporated of Jeffersonville, Ind. recently delivered the towboat M/V Alois Luhr to Luhr Brothers, Inc., of Columbia, 111. The 6,600-hp, twin-screw towboat incorporates the unique features of a "floating deckhouse" and 118-inchdiameter propellers.
The National Waterways Conference's officers are generally considered among the leadership of the inland waterways industry. NWC's board of directors consists of 75 members, serving staggered three-year terms and representing five membership categories: water carriers,
special review of some of the most notable and important inland and coastal workboats and shallow-draft military craft delivered during 1987—selected by the editors of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News for their high standards of design or performance.
—A directory of the leading shipbuilding and ship repair firms— The following listing of Canadian shipyards highlights yard capabilities and special services offered. For full descriptive literature circle the appropriate number on the Reader Service Card in the back of this issue.
Swiftships, Inc., one of the world's largest shipbuilders, announced plans to construct a 20- acre repair facility in Freeport, Texas. When the facility begins initial operation on August 15, it will become the fourth shipyard owned and operated by the Morgan City, La.
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,
Leevac Shipyards, Inc., Jennings, La., was recently awarded two separate conversion contracts. The first contract calls for the design, fabrication and installation of a new stern section for a 110-foot landing craft for U.S. naval operations in the South Atlantic Ocean.
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
K o c h - E l l i s C o m p l e t es N e w R O / R O F a c i l i ty — L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le
Koch-Ellis Barge and Ship Service recently announced the completion of a totally new RO/RO facility. This new department has been created to handle the increasing demand for cleaning, gas freeing and light repairs for all standard types of containers in both 20- and 40-foot lengths.