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.
To ensure that fish populations could be studied effectively, Oscar Dyson, a new Fisheries Survey Vessel (FSV) built for the NOAA was recently delivered featuring many advanced noise suppression technologies, including Thordon COMPAC Water Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearings.
The Nichols Brothers, Whidbey Island, Wash., facility completed the second of the two hulls comprising the 265-foot by 54-foot by 22-foot split hull, self-propelled hopper dredge for Manson Construction Company in Seattle, in May of this year. Each
The 19,403-dwt cargo ship Galleon Emerald (shown above) was delivered recently to her owner, Galleon Shipping Corporation, the Philippines. Constructed at Hitachi Zosen's Hiroshima Works (Innoshima), she is the last of three sister ships delivered to Galleon Shipping by Hitachi.
For more than three centuries, America's seaports have been centers of population, trade, and vibrant economic activity. Within the past three years, the U.S. seaport industry has emerged from the throes of recession, and today, in many respects,
The board of directors of Great Lakes International, Inc. recently approved expenditures of approximately $30 million for construction of the world's largest combination dipper/clamshell dredge and attendant dump barges. W.L. Colnon, president and chief executive officer of Great Lakes,
D. John Nichols, president of Mississippi Marine Corp., Greenville, Miss., has announced the appointment of R. Monroe Barrett and Hugh Smith Jr. to executive posts in the firm. Mr. Barrett recently joined Mississippi Marine as manager of marketing and repair operations, while Mr.
A page was added in the history books of U.S. shipbuilding on October 11 when the keel was laid for a new 1,900- passenger United States Lines' ship the largest ever to be constructed in a U.S. shipyard. The ceremony marked the groundbreaking partnership between the Line's parent company,
Burton Shipyard, Inc., Port Arthur, Texas, recently delivered the 224-foot tuna vessel Patrician. The steel-hulled tuna purse seiner is the second of a seven-vessel contract awarded to Burton by Van Camp Sea Food Co., a division of Ralston Purina Co.
Shipping industry professionals interested in statistics will welcome a new publication just issued by Fairplay Information Systems (FISYS). Drawn from the extensive FISYS database, "World Shipping Statistics 1990" presents a detailed statistical analysis of world shipping industry,