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Zapata Orders Three Rigs Costing $105 Million

Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas, announced recently that it has signed contracts for the construction of three new jackup rigs for its offshore drilling fleet in two Singapore shipyards. The company said the U.S.-flag rigs will be owned and operated by Zapata Off-Shore Company,

 

Marathon Delivers Jackup Rig For China

In early January, Marathon Manufacturing Company's Republic of Singapore yard delivered the first of two jackup rigs ordered by the China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation. The People's Republic of China rig, Pohai VIII, was originally

New Members Elected To Norshipco Board

L.C. Ackerman, Charles H. Eure Jr., and O. Ray Yates Jr. have been elected to the board of directors at Norshipco, Norfolk, Va. Mr. Ackerman became associated with the Walker Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer and marketer of automotive exhaust systems and filters, in 1952.

Field Appointed Vice President-Manufacturing For Fairbanks Morse

M.D. Maddox, president of Colt Industries' Fairbanks Morse Engine Division in Beloit, Wise., has announced the appointment of Marshall L. Field Jr. as vice president, manufacturing. He will be responsible for all facets of the manufacturing functions including materials,

Minority-Owned Shipyard Organized In Portland

Swan Island Shipyard, Inc., a minority-owned business enterprise conceived through privately funded studies arranged by Portland City Commissioner Charles Jordan and some members of the Portland Chamber of Commerce, has completed its formal corporate organization.

Michigan Wheel Will Market Bow Thrusters —Literature Available

Michigan Wheel Division, Dana Corporation, recently announced that it will now market a line of bow thrusters under the trade name of Michigan-Jastram. This exclusive arrangement applies to the United States, Canada, and Mexico. According to Chuck Dykstra,

LEADING INLAND OPERATORS SPEAK OUT

Barge Operators Assess Impact Of OPA And Future Of The Industry The repercussions of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 have been felt by the entire marine industry, but no where more acutely then in U.S. inland waterway and coastal transport operations.

Coastal Corporation Purchase Of Texaco Terminal And Pipeline Interest Expands Market For Belcher Oil

The Coastal Corporation, Houston, Texas, recently completed the purchase of five Texaco marketing terminals and Texaco's interest in a refined products pipeline, significantly expanding the geographic coverage of its Belcher Oil marketing subsidiaries.

California Group Forms Europe To Arabia Ro/Ro Barge Service

Global Transport Organization (GTO), a San Francisco, Calif.- based transportation group, has announced the formation of a firm to operate ro/ro barge service between Europe and Saudi Arabia. The new firm has been named Euro-Arab Sea Trailer (EAST).

American Commercial Lines, Inc. Elects Lola Grebe VP

The election of Lola Grebe as a vice president of American Commercial Lines, Inc., Houston, Texas, was announced by E.D. Butcher, company president. Miss Grebe, with more than 30 years of experience in the treasury and accounting functions of American Commercial Lines,

 
 
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