Anthony J. McAllister Jr. was elected chairman of the New York Towboat and Harbor Carriers Association at its recent annual meeting. Mr. McAllister succeeds Robert W. Sanders, vice president, Turecamo Coastal & Harbor Towing Corporation. The
John M. Donnelly Jr., president of Ingram Barge Company, Nashville, Tenn., was elected chairman of the board of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., at the Association's annual board of directors meeting in Houston, Texas. AWO is the national
Smit Salvage has developed a new. patented wreck removal cutting system that is designed to be fast and cost effective, and was used during the successful recovery of the Russian submarine Kursk last year. The new system utilizes a special abrasive cutting
A recent monthly meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers heard a paper titled "Predicting Hydrodynamic Behavior of Small W a t e r p l a n e Area, Twin-Hull (SWATH) Ships." The author was Edward Numata,
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.
The effects of a continued worldwide s h i p p i n g depression, rising ship repair costs, and the instability in international currency relationships have all played a part in stalling the long-awaited recovery of the world hull insurance markets.
E. Whitney Olson has been named president of Willamette Tug & Barge Co., a major Portland, Ore.-based ship assist, general towing and barging, and oilbarging firm which operates in the Ports of Portland, and Vancouver, Wash. He also serves as
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.
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.
A major spokesman for the nation's barge and towing industry said that recent government action to drastically reduce the federal deficit greatly increases the need to establish a government- industry "Users Board," consisting of representatives from