FMC Signs N e w Barge Contract W i t h Puget Sound Freight Lines

The Marine and Rail Equipment Division of FMC Corporation, Portland, Ore., received a c o n t r a c t r e c e n t l y from Puget Sound Freight Lines, Inc., Seattle, Wash., for construction of an oceangoing deckhouse barge.

The 253-foot barge has a 4,400- ton capacity to carry newsprint and other paper products from Puget Sound and the Columbia River to Hawaii. Construction will begin at the FMC yard in Portland in early 1980, with delivery scheduled for July 1, 1980.

FMC will build the barge to ocean service rules of the American Bureau of Shipping; it will also be certificated by the U.S.

Coast Guard.

William R. Galbraith, FMC's vice president of sales and Robert G. Joscelyn, senior vice president of Puget Sound Freight Lines, signed the contract at FMC's Portland office. "This project and the 3,000-cubic-yard dump barge t o be c o m p l e t e d in January, shortly after completion of a series of four giant roll-on/roll-off barges, demonstrates the diversity of projects within the capabilities of our yard," noted Mr.

Galbraith at the contract signing ceremony.

The Marine and Rail Equipment Division of FMC is a man- ufacturer of two types of transportation equipment in Portland —marine equipment, and railroad freight cars. FMC Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, 111., is a major international producer of machinery and chemicals for industry and agriculture.

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