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
The first call is made to the Marine Response Alliance (MRA) Dispatch Office on MRA's 24 hour emergency response line. The call is from V-Ships' Miami office informing the dispatcher that they had sustained a casualty. The M/T Sea Jackie, a 58,508 dwt single hull tanker,
Great Southern Derrick Barge Company has taken delivery of a $3-million 80-ton floating crane to enhance their operations in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area. Mounted on a 125 by 52-foot barge built by Bergeron Industries, Inc., St. Bernard, La., the
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,
Ronald A. Rossway has been named vice president of Twin City Shipyard, Inc. (TCS), St. Paul, Minn., according to an announcement by the company's president John Buursema. Mr. Rossway formerly served as director of engineering for Twin City Shipyard
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.
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.
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
David G. Lunceford, manager of the Gulf Coast Branch of the Marine D e p a r t m e n t of Exxon Company, U.S.A., was recently elected chairman of the board and president of the National River Academy for the year 1981- 82, Thomas Tooker, executive director of the academy, announced.
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of a $394,000, 16-month research and development contract to study the port facilities and waterborne commodity flows of 17 states in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf Coast area.