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,
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
A company specializing in computer- assisted marine design and research and development opened recently at B.C.I.T., Discovery Park, Burnaby, British Columbia. Seatronics Technologies Ltd. has emerged from a long-established company, Seaspan Development Co.
The newly formed California Launch Service Corporation christened its first launch vessel on June 14, in ceremonies at the St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, Calif. Rees B. Williams Jr., president of the firm, headquartered in San Francisco,
The following is a condensation of a technical study prepared by the engineering and research departments of Samson Ocean Systems, Inc., Shirley, Mass. The report analyzes and compares the performance characteristics of the traditional towing
Nathaniel Robbins Jr. has been named president of the Grafton Boat Co., a company which was recently acquired by a group of Minneapolis investors. Grafton Boat Co. is a designer and builder of commercial and Government towboats and workboats. The
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
Three organizational changes and two new staff additions were announced recently in Jeffersonville, Ind., by American Commercial Barge Line Company (ACBL). Carl Olson, formerly director of dry bulk sales, has been promoted to sales manager for ACBL.
Loan guarantees totaling nearly $82 million were approved by Maritime Administrator Warren Leback for six financing and refinancing applications under the agency's Title XI program. With only one guarantee approved since 1987, the program had been virtually dormant.
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.