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.


Farrell Lines And General Electric Credit Create A Maritime First

The Farrell Lines containership S/S Austral Entente was redelivered May 19 at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans after a new 144-foot midbody section was added to the original 669-foot hull. The "jumboization" increased the vessel's length to a

Maritime Association Installs New Officers And Directors

The Maritime Association of the Port of New York/New Jersey recently installed its newly elected officers and directors. Hans K. Schaefer, president of Todd Shipyards Corporation, has been elected the new vice president, replacing John H. Griffith,

State Of The German Shipbuilding Industry

Observers of international economical developments note with surprise that German industry is in better shape than most of them had expected a year ago. As in 1992 the full impact of worldwide recession reached Germany, it was with some two years' delay,

Todd W i l l Deliver 2 4 0 0 ' Barges To M o n t a uk Oil T r a n s p o r t a t i o n Corp.

The Galveston Division of Todd Shipyards C o r p o r a t i o n is expected to deliver the first of two petroleum product barges, under c o n s t r u c t i o n f o r Montauk Oil Transportation Corp., early in 1980. The 400-foot by 78-foot by 31-foot barge,

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.

Shipyard Marketing Conference Planned

The Commerce Department/ Maritime Administration is •evaluating proposals, submitted on January 8, 1974, from independent contractors interested in furnishing "necessary qualified personnel, services, materials and facilities," and providing support

Inert Gas Systems Fitted Aboard Tankers Building At NASSCO

Airfilco Engineering, Inc., 1901 Julia Street, New Orleans, La. 70113, have recently commissioned the first of a series of inert gas systems fitted aboard the Shipmor Associate Tankers building at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif.

Floyd H. Blaske

One of the most prominent men in the Inland Waterways shipping industry, Floyd H. Blaske, died on February 27, 1977. He was 63. Services were held in Louisville, Ky., on March 2. Mr. Blaske was chairman and chief executive officer of the American Commercial Barge Line Co.

Norcontrol Wins Contracts For Liquid Cargo Control And Monitoring Systems

Norcontrol Automation AS of Norway has been awarded two major contracts valued at NOK 5.5 million (about $687,000) for the supply of monitoring and control systems aboard twin shuttle tankers now being built at the Fredrikstad, Norway, and Dalian,

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