A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels constructed during 1983 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ACTINIA Hitachi Zosen The semi-submersible offshore drilling
Tacoma Boatbuilding Company (TBC) in Washington recently launched on schedule the USNS Assertive (T-AGOS-9), the ninth in a series of ocean surveillance ships designed and built by TBC for operation by the Navy's Military Sealift Command. Speakers at the launching ceremony included Paul A.
International Maritime Associates, Inc., is a management consulting firm located in Washington, DC. The firm specializes in providing market analyses, competitive assessments, project evaluations and corporate planning. Recent clients include M.A.
Riverway Shipyard Company, Grafton, 111., recently delivered a new rigging barge to its sister company, Riverway Harbor Service, New Orleans. The barge R-l is 110 feet long, 26 feet wide, and 6^4 feet deep, with a light draft of 1 foot 6 inches.
The first of 60 grain barges has been delivered to the American River Transportation C o m p a ny (ARTCO) by the Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO). The barges are 195-foot rake hopper and 200- foot box hopper barges being constructed at the NABRICO Ashland City, Tenn.
Caterpillar Inc., a multinational company headquartered in Peoria, 111., recently announced it has adopted two new trademarks. These marks will identify the corporation and its products and services by the two words associated with the company throughout the world—Caterpillar and Cat.
The Saudi Ports Authority recently awarded M.A.N, in Nuremburg, West Germany, as general contractor, an order for three floating cranes with a lifting capacity of 200-tons each. The pontoons are being constructed by M.A.N.-GHH Dock and Shipbuilding Company.
A joint venture to supply individually programmed shipboard desk-top computers was announced recently by the firms of Anchor Marine of Liverpool and Marine Venture Ltd. of London, U.K. Under the arrangement, Anchor Marine will write programs and arrange the supply of hardware,
Alstom Diesel engines and its three well-regarded brands — Mirrlees Blackstone, Paxman and Ruston — were recently bought by MAN B&W. Several recent deals have confirmed the continuing trend towards a consolidation of resources in the realm of marine propulsion equipment.
Hiroshi Ito has been named president, Kubota America Corporation, New York, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kubota, Ltd. of Japan, succeeding Tsutomu Hashimoto, who returns to Tokyo as export manager, machinery. Mr. Ito, with the parent company for 34 years,