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,
Thomas E. Moran, president of Moran Towing & Transportation Company, Inc., has announced new areas of responsibility for vice president W. Anthony Watt. Mr. Watt took over the sales and marketing division of the company. Working with Mr. Watt will be sales representatives Karl B.
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.
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,
—Color Brochures Offered Asianlift, a specialized marine heavy-lift pool, has been formed by two widely experienced companies in this field—Far East Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) and Smit International South East Asia Ptd. Ltd. The Asianlift
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.
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,
Three 195-foot by 35-foot by 11-foot 11-inch double-skin tank barges have been constructed by Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO), Nashville, Tenn., for Binion Marine Service of Houston, Texas. The barges are certified by the United States Coast
Dillingham Tug and Barge Corporation (DT&B), Honolulu, Hawaii, has been awarded a government contract by the Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., to provide tug and barge service between Honolulu, Johnston Island, and Eniwetok Atoll as
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.