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ACBL Rechristens Three N e w l y Acquired River Towboats

American Commercial Barge Lines (ACBL), headquartered in Jeffersonville, Ind., recently christened three towboats that it purchased from other companies. The renaming ceremonies for two of the vessels—the MV Don Stephens (ex- Miss Rosie) and the

 

E.M. Hood Reports Shipbuilders Optimistic Over Long-Term Future

In his year-end statement, Edwin M. Hood, president and board chairman of the Shipbuilders Council of America, a national trade association representing the nation's major commercial shipyards and suppliers of marine equipment and materials, stated, in part: "U.

Design Of A Reheat Turbine

The Required Design Features Of A Reheat Turbine Are Well Within The State-Of-The-Art Existing Today This paper presents the design of a marine reheat main propulsion turbine. A cross-compound unit is employed, utilizing a high pressure and intermediate

Cummins Uprates B Series Marine Diesel Engines

—Literature Available Cummins Engine Company of Columbus, Ind., has announced uprated high-output marine propulsion ratings for its B engine models. These new 1986 ratings are primarily for recreational and approved commercial applications. The model 4B3.

Maritime E-Business Growth Continues

E-business means doing business on the Internet. This can include any business process — to include buying and selling, which is known as E-commerce. The arranging for transport by sea or the buying and selling of things needed for ships that sail

Erie Basin Bargeport, New Facility, To Open For Ship Repair, Marine Services

The now-idle Erie Basin-Port Authority Marine Terminal on the Brooklyn waterfront will be returned to maritime use as a marine support services center for tugboats, towboats and barges, Port Authority chairman Richard C. Leone recently announced.

O'Sullivan Appointed President Of Fairbanks Morse Engine Division

Timothy V. O'Sullivan has been named president of the Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries, Beloit, Wise. He joined the Division in 1983 as vice president and general manager of parts and service, and later assumed the additional duties of vice president of marketing and sales.

Kenneth F. Murchison Retires From Texaco

Texaco, Inc. has announced that Kenneth F. Murchison, general manager of the company's International Marine Sales Department, has retired, effective September 1, after a long and successful career in the commercial marine industry. Born in Glen Cove, N.

M a r A d A w a r d s Contract For Sailing Ship Study

The Maritime Administration has commissioned a study to determine whether wind-powered ships could compete effectively with conventionally powered merchant ships, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Samuel B. Nemirow announced recently. MarAd, an agency of the U.

Bird-Johnson Appoints Lapp Gulf Coast Manager, Expands Sales Force

Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has named Peter Lapp general manager for its Gulf Coast Operations. He will be responsible for Bird-Johnson's propeller foundry facility located in Pascagoula, Miss., and propeller repair facilities located in Mobile, Ala.

 
 
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