Suderman & Young Towing Co., a Houston, Texas-based towing firm with operations throughout the Western U.S. Gulf Coast, has announced the election of N. Claxton Rayzor as the company's president. Mr. Rayzor joined the oil field service industry after graduating from Rice University.
Paul J. Staadeker has been elected vice president, Transportation Services for Agri-Trans Corporation in Long Grove, 111., reporting to R.A. Wilson, executive vice president and general manager. Mr. Staadeker will have responsibility for equipment dispatch,
16th Vessel Joins The Fleet The Gulf Island V, a giant selfelevating, self-propelled lift boat capable of servicing rigs in deep water, was christened recently in New Orleans by its operator, Blue Streak- Gulf Island Operations of Belle Chasse, La.
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
James K. Taggart, president of Tampa-based TECO Transport & Trade Corporation, has announced the signing of a long-term agreement with Freeman United Coal Mining Company of Chicago to supply river transport, ground storage, and coal-loading services for two million tons of U.
Since January 2000 there has been a decrease in the total number of inland tank barges listed for sale. Prices for inland tank barges have increased an average of 10 percent over last year for barges under 10,000 bbl capacity. Barges over 10,000 bbl have increased about 14 percent.
John P. Alban has been appointed to the staff of McAllister Brothers, Inc., New York, N.Y., as a manager in their Oil Transport Division. The announcement was made recently by Brian A. McAllister, vice president of the New Y o r k - b a s e d towing and transportation company.
Richard N. Weeks, president of Weeks Stevedoring Co., Inc., 216 North Avenue East, Cranford, N.J. 07016, has announced the recent acquisition of two barge-mounted cranes to complement their fleet of floating cranes now numbering 18. Formerly owned and operated by Prolerized Schiabo Neu Co.
In a major expansion move intended to consolidate towing and barging operations under unified management, Mon River Towing, Inc. of Belle Vernon, Pa., has acquired Hillman T r a n s p o r t a t i o n Company's fleet of coal barges and its coal transportation contracts.
Seven Seas Towing, Inc., 201 Louisiana Street, P.O. Box 464, Westwego, La. 70094, has announced the appointment of Capt. L.S. Cleveland as operations manager. His responsibilities include all operations of the growing fleet such as personnel, maintenance, rigging and logistics.