Since planting its roots in 1925 as a small coal delivery business known as the Ohio River Company (ORCO), Midland Enterprises has evolved from one chartered boat and four barges to more than 85 boats and 2,400 barges moving the entire eastern inland waterways system.
The Penrod 99, a Marathon Le- Tourneau 82-SD-C shallow-draft, cantilever offshore jackup drilling rig, was launched recently (photo) at the company's Gulf Marine Division in Brownsville, Texas. With the rig in the water, the rest of the selfelevating platform's three legs,
VT Halter Marine launched MV Jean Anne, the first Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) to be built in the U.S. Built at its Pascagoula, Miss., facility, it is one of the largest vessels to be launched by a U.S. mid-tier shipyard. "Today marks the successful
What may be the newest "old" boat in the United States is under construction at Halter Marine's Moss Point, Miss., shipyard. There, a genuine sternwheeler with all the outward appearances of a paddlewheel riverboat of a bygone era is rising on the banks of the Escatawpa River.
Rados International Corporation, naval architects and marine engineers of San Pedro, Calif., has announced the finalization of a new design for the University of Southern California, Institute for Marine and Coastal Studies, to convert an existing
Caterpillar Engine Division recently announced the availability of an Extended Service Coverage (ESC) program for their diesel and spark-ignited engines up to and including engines in the 3500 Family size range. The ESC program is structured to
Thrane & Thrane has started shipping Capsat Fleet77 products to its partners and distributors worldwide. "We have now been shipping Capsat Fleet77 systems to our distributors for a couple of weeks in order to enable them to demonstrate the product
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. last month delivered the latest in a line of innovative vessels — and the first of Bollinger's new 220 'super shelf series. Ms. Sara Jane is the first of two new 207 x 53 x 19-ft. (63 x 16.1 x 5.7 m) supply boats to MNM Boats,
—Literature Available After two years of technological and marketing research, Hose- McCann Telephone Company of Englewood, N.J., has developed a completely new automatic dial telephone system. The modular, solidstate system has been developed exclusively for the maritime industries.
Philadelphia-headquartered SPD Technologies recently announced a joint venture agreement with Daeyang Electric Co., Ltd., of Pusan, South Korea, to provide Mil- Spec circuit breakers and switchgear for the Korean naval industry. SPD, one the world's