Oceans International Announces Merger And Expansion Plans

The merger of Oceans International Corporation, and Shipping Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., steamship agencies serving vessels, owners and operators in Gulf of Mexico ports was announced by Burnell J. Russell, president of Oceans International Corporation.


First Of Two For Waterman -S/S Benjamin Harrison- Christened At Avondale

Avondale Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, held christening ceremonies recently for the LASH vessel S/S Benjamin Harrison, the first of two LASH vessels currently being built for Waterman Steamship Corporation.

Jumbo America, Inc.—New Heavy-Lift Co. Formed

Norton, Lilly & Co., Inc., general agents for Jumbo Shipping Co., S.A., Geneva, has announced the formation of a new company named Jumbo America, Inc., which will be headquartered in Houston, Texas. This new company, solely owned by Jumbo Shipping Co.

Raymond Subsidiary Awarded $10-Million Contract In Venezuela

Corporacion Raymond S.A., a subsidiary of Raymond International Inc., 2801 South Post Oak Road, P.O. Box 22718, Houston, Texas 77027, has been awarded a contract of about $10 million by Estructuras Venezolanas to design and construct a marginal wharf in Guanta, Venezuela, said Henry F.

Kubota To Stockpile Anti-Corrosive Pipe In Texas Facility

Kubota, Ltd. is initiating the first stage of its U.S. marketing program for KCP cargo oil pipe with the establishment of stockpiles at Coastal Marine Service, Port Arthur, Texas. Initial inventory of the corrosive resistant centrifugally cast pipe

National Cargo Bureau Opens Branch Office In Corpus Christi, Texas

National Cargo Bureau, Inc. has announced the opening of its branch office in Corpus Christi, Texas. Capt. Billy Anderson has been appointed senior surveyor at Corpus Christi. He attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y.,

MarAd Approves Addition Of Second Barge For F&S

The Assistant Secretary has approved in principle an amended application by F&S Offshore, Inc., 3501 N. Causeway, Suite 600, Metairie, La., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of two oceangoing deck cargo barges. Previously,

Megasystems Cargo Control Systems Ordered For Product Carriers

Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans recently ordered three cargo control systems from Megasystems, Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla., and Cleveland, Ohio, f or installation in three 43,000-dwt product carriers ordered earlier this year by Exxon Company U.

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