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AWO Annual Meeting To Be Held
In Washington, D.C. April 6-7
The Annual Meeting and Spring
Convention of the American Water- ways Operators (AWO) will be held
April 6-7, 1989, at the Washington
Court Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Hundreds of AWO members will attend the meeting for the election of association officers and for close interaction with decision-makers in
This year, the annual meeting and spring convention is comprised of a full agenda of business and social events. On Thursday, April 6,
AWO Committees meet in morning and early afternoon sessions to dis- cuss and debate key industry issues.
These meetings include the follow- ing committees: Regulatory; Legis- lative; Public Affairs; Corps of Engi- neers Liaison; and Health, Safety and Training. AWO emphasizes that attendees do not have to be members of the respective commit- tees in order to participate in the meetings. On Thursday afternoon,
AWO will elect its officers and di- rectors for 1989 and, following that meeting, will host a cocktail recep- tion in honor of the Honorable Sam
Skinner, the new Secretary of the
Department of Transportation.
Friday, April 7, kicks off at a 7:30 a.m. breakfast with an address by
Hobart Rowen, chief economics correspondent for The Washington
Post. Mr. Rowen is one of the pre- mier economics writers and analysts in the world, and his opinions and projections are closely watched by decision-makers everywhere. He will be providing AWO members with his perspective on the econom- ic outlook under the President
Following breakfast, the AWO board of directors meeting gets un- der way with an extremely full agen- da including discussions and debate on strengthening and maintaining the Jones Act, a review of new pro- environmental initiatives taken by the tug and barge industry, and dis- cussion of the Department of Trans- portation's drug testing policy, to name a few key issues.
This 1989 annual meeting and spring convention will provide an excellent opportunity for members to be brought up to date on current issues of the association and to be- come involved in the efforts of
AWO. All directors, designated rep- resentatives and alternates, com- mittee members, directors emeritus,
American Waterways Shipyards
Conference members, and other in- dividuals from AWO member com- panies are encouraged to attend.
For further information on the meeting, call (703) 841-9300.
At Moran Towing
William P. Muller has been ap- pointed assistant vice president of operations of Moran Towing &
Transportation Co., Inc., according to Thomas E. Moran, chairman and chief executive officer of the company.
Mr. Muller, who will be based in company headquarters in Green- wich, Conn., is a graduate of the
State University of New York, Mar- itime College, Fort Schuyler, Bronx,
An executive with the Moran or- ganization since 1977, Mr. Muller started with the company in the
New York sales office. He also held positions in operations, special proj- ects, labor relations and subsidiary management. In 1980, he was ap- pointed assistant vice president of
Florida Towing Co., and in 1982 he became vice president and general manager. Moran's Jacksonville operating company has since been renamed Moran Towing of Florida,
While in Jacksonville, Mr. Mull- er was active in both maritime and civic affairs. He served as president and member of the board of direc- tors of the Jacksonville Marine In- stitute, an organization for disad- vantaged youth. He also was an active member of the Propeller Club and the Chamber of Commerce.
At Great Lakes Dredge
Witt Barlow, president of Great
Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, an
Oak Brook, Illinois-based dredging and marine construction firm, re- cently announced the appointments of three vice presidents and an as- sistant chief engineer.
The Board of Directors of Great
Lakes Dredge & Dock has elected
Richard M. Lowry, Bruce J.
Biemeck, and Steven F. O'Hara to the office of vice president.
In addition, the company an- nounced the appointment of John
F. Karas to assistant chief engi- neer.
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The choice of body materials for the new series includes Teflon®,
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The materials offered make these valves ideal for applications in sys- tems carrying such corrosive fluids as hydrochloric acid, deionized water, sulphuric acid, chlorine gas and liquid. The valve bodies can be supplied reinforced with metal bands and jackets to provide service with fluid pressures to 500 psi.
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Service Begins Between
New Jersey And New York
TNT Hydrolines, Inc., Wayne,
N.J., recently took delivery of an 80- foot, high-speed catamaran, TNT
Express I, to be used for commuting and excursions in New York Har- bor. The vessel, one of the first cata- marans to be used for commuting in the area, will carry passengers to and from Monmouth Country, N.J., and New York, and can be used for excursions and private parties dur- ing midday hours and on weekends.
Seating capacity of the TNT Ex- press is 220 passengers, which ex- pands to a total of 265 wben outdoor seating is utilized.
Built by Gladding-Hearn Ship- building, The Duclos Corporation,
TNT Express I was designed by
Philip Hercus of International
Catamarans Pty., Ltd. of Sydney,
Australia. It is powered by two 12- cylinder Deutz MWM diesel engines which give it a 29-knot capability.
The twin hulls are designed to pro- vide a near wakeless ride and great stability in all kinds of weather.
TNT Hydrolines, Inc. is a subsid- iary of TNT Limited, the worldwide transportation group.
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Korean Yard Receives $36-Million Order
To Build Two Feeders
South Korean shipbuilder Dong
Hae Shipbuilding recently received an order estimated to be worth $3 million to build two feeder contain- erships for Regional Container
The two ships, which will be de- livered at the end of this year and the beginning of 1990, respectively, will each have a capacity of 1,248
TEUs, and will be deployed on
RCL's Singapore-to-Thailand route.
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