David H. Green has been elected executive vice president of Savannah Machine and Shipyard Co., Lathrop Avenue, Savannah, Ga. 31402, according to an announcement by Robert F. Sherman, president. Mr. Green is a graduate of Fort Trumbull Maritime School and the Johns Hopkins University.
Tillman Esteve, president of Bourg Dry Dock & Service Co., Inc., has announced two new appointments to the Bourg, La.-based shipyard. Allen A. Sandoz has been named chief engineer and designer. Mr. Sandoz has an extensive background in marine engineering,
Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates, Boston, has named Donald L. Caldera to the new post of senior vice president, marketing of its Cincinnati-based marine subsidiary, Midland Affiliated Company. Midland, one of the nation's largest barging operation on the inland and coastal waterways,
In the keynote speech before the annual meeting of the Warrior- Tombigbee Development Association, Joseph A. Farrell, president of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., warned of two major threats to the future survival of the inland and coastal water transportation industry.
A report released by the Maritime Administration (MarAd) indicates that the greatest potential for maintaining the competitiveness of barge-towing operations on the inland waterways lies in improved river port operations. Titled "A Primer On Inland Waterways Ports,
Tim O'Leary, formerly with Foss Launch & Tug Co., has been promoted to manager, market development and research for Dillingham Maritime's Ocean Division, Seattle, Wash. According to Tom Van Dawark, president of the Dillingham Maritime Ocean Division, Mr.
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of a $394,000, 16-month research and development contract to study the port facilities and waterborne commodity flows of 17 states in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf Coast area.
Additional user taxes on the barge industry would weaken the competitiveness of the barge mode and ultimately damage the whole economy, a barge industry leader said recently. He went on to warn against sacrificing the entire waterways system to "shortterm and short-sighted budgetary goals.
Deputy Assistant Secretary- Samuel B. Nemirow, U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has approved in principle the application by Offshore Logistics, Inc., 1001 Pinhook Road, Lafayette, La., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of four 210-foot,