Port of Portland executive director Lloyd Anderson was elected chairman of the board of the National Waterways Conference at a meeting in late September in Birmingham, Ala. Mr. Anderson will head the organization for two years. Dedicated to the promotion of the U.
Bergeron Industries, Inc. has announced the delivery of the barge David B (shown above) to DBC C o r p o r a t i o n of America, Houston. Constructed at Bergeron's Braithwaite, La., marine facility, the David B, reportedly the largest inland service tank barge ever built,
Abex Corporation has announced the appointment of Paul J. Powers as president of the company's Denison Division, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. In his new position, Mr. Powers is responsible for the division's worldwide operations. These include the Research & Development Center,
Charles P. Siess Jr., president and chief executive officer of Marathon Manufacturing Company, Houston, has been named 1985-86 chairman of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Pro- Leasing Task Force. The announcement was made by NOIA president Charles D.
Tracor, Inc.'s Applied Sciences Group has been contracted, on a consulting basis, to perform the engineering development of an automated Inland Waterways Communications System, which will provide automated voice and data communications s e r v
The 1977 budget, renewal of the contract public relations program, and continuation of communications' consultant services were among the chief items approved by The American Waterways Operators, Inc. board of directors at the recent winter quarterly meeting at Tarpon Springs, Fla.
—Literature Available WABCO Fluid Power, an American- Standard company, has established a worldwide network of six companies to more efficiently service international oceangoing vessels. A free brochure on the new service is available from the Lexington, Ky.
An affiliate of Santa Fe International Corporation, Orange, Calif. 92668, has been awarded a contract by Arabian American Oil Co. for a 33-month construction project as part of a longrange program to expand oil and gas production facilities in Saudi Arabia.
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has been authorized to act as a "Certified Verification Agent" by the Geological Survey of the United States Department of the Interior to ensure that offshore fixed platforms and other structures meet federal standards.
NL Rucker Products, of Oakland, Calif., a division of NL Industries, Inc., has been appointed the North American Distributor of UCC Fluid Power Accessories. The complete range of UCC fluid power accessories and components are available through