Kenneth E. Cochran Jr., president of Alliance Marine Services, New Orleans, has announced that Phillip J. Wright has joined the company as vice president of Sales and Marketing. He will be responsible for all marketing for the company, including
Crowley Marine Services recently accepted the delivery of Alert — the first of a trio of new 140 ft. (42.6 m), 10,192-hp Prevention and Rescue Response Tugs (PRT's) under contract with the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company for use in both Valdez Harbor and Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Genstar Limited, Montreal, Canada, has announced the appointment of James S. Byrn as president of Genstar Marine Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Byrn was formerly president and owner of Gulf of Georgia Towing Co. Ltd. of Vancouver, recently acquired
David Ballash, president and chief executive officer of Dillingham Maritime, recently announced a restructuring of several companies into a new operating unit, and the appointment of Tom Van Dawark as its executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Alcoa Marine Corporation has announced the formation of a new division, Alcoa Marine Offshore Services Co., to offer geotechnical and geophysical marine field services, primarily to the oil industry. The new division, to be headquartered in Houston,
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.
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.
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.
A report released by the Maritime Administration (MarAd) indicates that the greatest potential for maintaining the competitiveness of barge-towing operations on the inland waterways lies in improved river port operations. Titled "A Primer On Inland Waterways Ports,
North American Towing Company president Warren A. Jackman announced the appointment of Alfred R. Hudson as special representative for marketing. Mr. Hudson is a former vice president of Ceres Terminals, Inc., one of the largest stevedoring firms in the U.