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billion gallons of liquid bulk cargoes with the barge transportation com- pany in 2012. Recipients included Axiall LLC; BASF Corp.; Bayer Cor- poration; Bunge North America; CCI Manufacturing IL Corp.; CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Consoli- dated Grain & Barge Co.; Cymetech Corporation; Dow Corning Corpora- tion; Eastman Chemical Company; ED&F Man Liquid Products LLC; E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co.; Formosa Plastics; GulfMark Energy Inc.; Kinder Morgan; Koch Supply and Trading; Kolmar Americas, Inc.; Marathon Petroleum Co.; ME Global Americas, Inc.; Methanex Methanol; Momentive Specialty Chemical Inc.; MV Purchasing, LLC; Neville Chem- ical Co.; Old World Industries, LLC; Owensboro Grain Co., LLC; Qual- ity Liquid Feed Co.; Rentech Nitro- gen Pasadena, LLC; SABIC Innova- tive Plastics; SeaRiver Maritime, Inc. (Exxon); Shell Chemical Co.; Shell Trading U.S. Company; Styrolu- tion America LLC; Sunoco Logistics; Texas Aromatics; Vertex Energy, Inc.; Vitol Inc.; and Westlake CA&O. TITAN and T&T Salvage Complete Wreck Removal on Chilean Coast Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary TITAN Salvage, based in Pompano Beach, Fla., and its partner T&T Sal- vage, recently completed a challenging wreck removal project off the coast of Chile. The job, which involved the removal and scuttling (the process of strategically sinking a shipwreck) of a grounded bulk carrier on Llolleo Beach, required the use of unique, ship-to-shore equipment ? such as an aerial téléphérique and a pneumatic pontoon system, TITANs linear hy- draulic chain pullers and T&Ts high capacity pumping units ? as well as ingenuity and teamwork to achieve success. The vessel ran aground last August in Chile, nearly 300 meters from the high-water mark, while car- rying more than 34,000 tons of grain cargo. TITAN and T&T Salvage were contracted after the failed attempts of previous salvors led to a constructive total loss of the vessel. MEBA Re-ups for Another 12 Years on the Lakes The Marine Engineers Bene? cial Association (M.E.B.A.) and Interlake Steamship Company have successfully reached an agreement on a 12-year contract for 10 bulker vessels on the Great Lakes. Ten Interlake vessels em- ploy M.E.B.A. mates, engineers and stewards. According to MEBA Presi- dent Jewell, Interlake and M.E.B.A. have enjoyed a solid relationship for years. Both organizations look forward to continuing a mutually prosperous relationship over the next 12 years. Harper Government Announces Short-Sea Feasibility StudyThe Honorable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons has announced funding for a Container Trans-Ship- ment and Short-Sea Shipping Feasi- bility Study in British Columbia. The Government of Canada is pro- viding up to $225,000 through the APGCI Transportation Infrastruc- ture Fund toward a Container Trans- Shipment and Short-Sea Shipping Feasibility Study at Port Alberni. The study will identify potential market opportunities, as well as assess the vi- ability of a container trans-shipment and short-sea shipping distribution centre in the Alberni Inlet. ShipConstructor Software Inc. renamed SSI ShipConstructor Software Inc. will henceforth do business with the name SSI?. The name of the com- panys ? agship CAD/CAM software suite will remain as ShipConstructor. Separating the company name from the product name will allow SSI to bring greater focus to its full range of products and services such as compli- mentary Autodesk software, as well as SSI training and consulting. This also sets the stage for the company to expand into other products currently under development. To re? ect this name change, SSI has a completely new website. The old website address will now be redirected to the new address www. SSI-corporate.comKnoyTitan Salvage JewellPEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Ingalls Shipbuilding MN 55MN August2013 Layout 50-58.indd 557/23/2013 7:35:03 PM

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