D i l l i n g h am M a r i t i m e Forms N e w U n i t — V a n Dawark Named Executive VP

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.


A g r i - T r a n s Elects Paul J. Staadeker VP Transportation

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,

W. Anthony Watt Heads Sales And Marketing Division At Moran Towing

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.

Wijsmuller's First 'Mighty Servant' Heavy-Lift Carrier Is Commissioned

One of the most unique heavylift carriers in the world was delivered recently to Wijsmuller, the Dutch towage, salvage and transportation group, by Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Nagasaki, Japan. The ship, Mighty Servant 1, was named by Mrs. Mary A.

Captain McVay Named Vice President Of Moran Towing & Transportation

Capt. Russell G. McVay, harbor operations manager of the Moran Towing & T r a n s p o r t a t i o n Co., Inc., was elected vice president of the company by the board of directors, it was announced by Thomas E. Moran, president. A specialist in tug/barge operations,

Mar Ad Study Recommends Methods For Improving Inland Waterway Ports

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,

Dillingham Forms New Subsidiary To Operate In Gulf Coast Area

Dillingham Corporation has announced the formation of Ocean Transportation Services, a new subsidiary of Honolulu-based Dillingham Corporation's maritime group, to be located in the Houston area. In making the announcement, David B. Ballash, D i l l i n g h am group vice president-maritime,

$394,000 Contract To Study Inland Waterways And Gulf Coast Area

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.

Signet Forms New Ocean Transportation Services Division

Signet Marine Group, an operating entity of Signet Corporation of Houston, has formed an Ocean Transportation Services (OTS) Division, according to a recent announcement by J. Barry Snyder, president and chief executive officer of Signet, and Thomas V.

NABRICO Completes 3 Barges For Binion

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

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