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KEEL LAID FOR SELF-UNLOADER—The first keel section of a new 1,000-foot, self- unloading bulk carrier for Oglebay Norton
Company was placed in Bay Shipbuilding
Corporation's drydock at Sturgeon Bay, Wis., recently. Present at the ceremony were (left to right) : A.J. Zuehlke, president of Bay
Shipbuilding; John J. Dwver, president of
Oglebay Norton; Frank A. Castle, vice pres- ident and general manager of Oglebay's Co- lumbia Transportation Division; and Capt.
E.M. Jacobsen, assistant vice president. Now designated as Hull No. 726, the 60,000-dwt vessel will discharge taconite pellet cargoes at a rate of 10,000 tons per hour via a self- unloading conveyor system. The propulsion plant will be four medium-speed diesel en- gines providing 14,000 total horsepower and a service speed of more than 15 miles per hour. Delivery is scheduled for May 1981.
Oglebay Norton is a Cleveland-based raw materials and water transportation company operating 18 bulkers and self-unloaders on the Great Lakes.
Paceco Cranes Delivered
To Matson's L.A. Terminal
Paceco, Inc. of Alameda, Calif., a subsid- iary of Fruehauf Corporation, recently de- livered one 37-ton Portainer® crane and four 30-ton, rubber-tired Transtainer® cranes to
Matson Terminals, Inc., Terminal Island, Los
One of four new Transtainer carriers manufactured by Paceco for Matson's Los Angeles terminal. These have 74-foot span.
The new dockside crane and terminal cranes are part of a quantity order placed by Matson to expand service at three of its container terminal operations. The accept- ance of these cranes completes the order, making a total of three Portainer cranes (one in Honolulu and one in Richmond,
Calif.), and six Transtainer cranes (two in
Matson Terminals plans to coordinate use of these cranes in their modern container terminal at Terminal Island, speeding pro- ductivity and expanding container through- put. Of the latest design, the Portainer crane has a 110-foot outreach and a 31-foot back- reach over the terminal and is a duplicate of the Richmond Portainer. The Transtainer cranes have a 74-foot span with a reeved-in telescopic spreader capable of handling 20 to 40-foot containers. They will stack the boxes four high and five across.
Paceco's Alameda, Calif., and Gulfport,
Miss., manufacturing plants coordinated fab- rication of the components of the cranes before shipping them to the erection site.
Bickerton Iron Works of Torrance, Calif., assembled and tested the new cranes under supervision of Paceco's Field Operations De- partment.
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