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Blair M. Kerr Named

VP For Business

Development At IMODCO

Blair M. Kerr, long identified in a management capacity with

IMODCO, the pioneer offshore marine terminal company, has been named to the newly created position of vice president-business development.

He was managing director-

IMODCO Limited, and IMODCO vice president-European Area from July 1972 to September 1979, and since then has been on special assignment.

To be headquartered in Los An- geles, Mr. Kerr will direct a new

Business Development Group ad- dressing itself to all offshore and near-shore design, engineering, and construction opportunities.

He joined IMODCO in 1971 as area representative for Southeast

Asia, the Southwest Pacific, and

Australia, before transferring to

London. Earlier, he was em- ployed by Dodwell Australia PTY

Limited, initially as a marine en- gineer and later promoted to gen- eral manager.

Versatile Semi-Trailers

Are Handled By Fork Lifts —Literature Available

Lift-Loaders are a unique fam- ily of fork-lift truck operated semi-trailers. They are engaged by a fork lift in a matter of sec- onds and become very maneuver- able truck-trailer combinations.

Each Lift-Loader can be used as a conventional trailer or as a self-loading and unloading trailer.

The uniqueness of the Lift-Loader is based on its capability to load and unload itself when used in conjunction with simple trestles, stands, loading tables, or other fixtures.

The Lift-Loader series consists of 18 models with load-carrying capacities ranging from 5 to 330 tons. In most circumstances, these trailers can extend the normal load-handling capacity of a stand- ard fork-lift truck by a factor of 10 or more.

Their versatility enables them to be effectively utilized for gen- eral and specific purpose handling assignments as well as for trans- porting any type of load, ranging from palletized goods to complete ship sections.

Originally developed in Sweden during the early 1950s by Linkop- ings Transportindustri AB of Lin- koping, Sweden, these trailers have proven themselves in Eu- rope and have been widely adopt- ed in the shipbuilding, offshore oil, steel stockholding, steel fab- rication, and heavy metals indus- tries.

Total Transportation Systems,

Inc. has obtained the exclusive rights to manufacture and mar- ket the Lift-Loader series. TTS is a subsidiary of Total Transpor- tation Systems (International)

A/S of Norway, a company that has a worldwide reputation in the fields of marine and industrial material-handling technology.

For a free brochure on the Lift-

Loader, write to Andrew Yates,

Dept. MR, Total Transportation

Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 6127,

Newport News, Va. 23606.

Title XI Approved On

Four Tug/Supply Boats

To Cost $11.3 Million

The Maritime Administration has approved in principle the ap- plication by Gulf Pacific Partner- ship, Lafayette, La., for a Title

XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of four offshore towing/supply vessels. The ves- sels are intended to operate under charter, initially in the Gulf of


The 180-foot by 40-foot by 14- foot vessels are being constructed by Halter Marine, Inc., New Or- leans. Rated at 2,900 bhp, they will be capable of 12 knots.

The estimated actual cost of the vessels for Title XI purposes is $11,306,992. The Title XI guaran- tee approved is for up to 871/2 percent of the total cost, or $9,- 893,000. Deliveries are scheduled between September and December 1980. the pourable, permanent chocking system

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Iused to install more than 8,000 marine main propulsion systems . . . with cumulative in-service hours exceeding 175 million. 2 approved for main propulsion machinery by

Lloyd's Register of Shipping .. . for operation at temperatures to 80°C (176°F) and by all other classification societies, worldwide. 3 assures reliable, permanent alignment for new construction or rechocking . . . without machining foundations, bedplates or chocks. 4 eliminates fretting, wearing and loose chocks (common to metal chocking), which can cause misalign- ment and broken hold-down bolts . . . leading to severe damage to crankshafts, crankcases and bearings. 5 provides a more uniform, precise mounting ... for superior, permanent retention of critical alignment. 6 resists degradation by fuels, lubricants and fire . . . and eliminates corrosion in chock areas. 7 installation time for even the largest marine main propulsion diesels is measured in hours ... not weeks. 8 also proven in worldwide service under a complete range of auxiliary machinery.

Clockwise from lower left (A) 25.000 hp. 12-cylinder B& W marine engine weighing 1400 tons is typical of engines installed on CHOCKFAST Typical marine installations include (B) Indiana Harbor. (C) Apache, i Di M V

Columbia. (El M.S. Rodin. (F) G Ft. Moir. (G) Golden Med. (H) Concordia. (I) Tor Britannia. (J) Viking Piper. (K) Coopeatun I. (L) Jamie A Baxter and (M) M S Lisita.

PHILADELPHIA RESINS CORPORATION 20 Commerce Drive • Montgomeryville. PA 18936 USA

Telephone (215) 855-8450 • Telex 84-6342

Cable Philres MMLL

CHOCKFAST: the ultimate system tor permanent alignment of mam propulsion machinery.

Technical service and application supervision available throughout the world from Philadelphia Resins factory trained, certified representatives. . HILADELPHIA RESINS CORP. 20 Commerce Drive •Montgomeryville, PA 18936 USA z

We have i , an immediate application tor Our interest is general. Please send %

CHOCKFAST- New CHOCKFAST" Bulletin 631 §

Name of Ship, Barge or Platform

Are you familiar with CHOCKFAST''

New installation Rechocking , Yes No , Some knowledge



Company. Ship or Yard:.

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