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First Time In 100-Year
History Port Of Portland
Exceeds 10 Million Tons
For the first time in its 100-year history, the Port of Portland has exceeded the 10-million ton mark- handling 10,258,314 tons of bulk and general cargo during 1991.
Heavier cargo volumes in Decem- ber put the port well beyond the totals it had expected to achieve when year-end cargo volumes had been estimated late last year.
More than half the total cargo volume came from the handling of containers, mineral bulk, automo- biles and breakbulk cargoes. These figures were up a combined 15.7 percent over 1990. Grain cargoes through the port were about the same as in 1990.
The port is now being serviced by larger ships and more frequent schedules which will provide for an estimated 14 percent increase in capacity for shippers during 1992.
A new marine terminals master plan, released last year, predicts
Portland cargoes will double in the next 20 years—to near 20 million tons.
Great Lakes Dredge &
Dock Names Five To Be
Richard M. Lowry was recently made a senior vice president of Great
Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, and
Bradley T. Hansen, Daniel L,
Hussin, Philip M. Pearse and
Martin R. Snow were made vice presidents according to a recent an- nouncement by Witt Barlow, presi- dent.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Com- pany is a dredging and marine con- tractor, with offices in New York,
Baltimore, Jacksonville, New Or- leans, Cleveland, Chicago and Oak- land. The company specializes in the removal of underwater mate- rial, land reclamation, beach nour- ishment, and also undertakes the construction of heavy foundations, piers and other dock harbor facili- ties.
For further information on Great
Lakes Dredge & Dock Company,
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MTU North America
Promotes Berg, Shock
MTU North America recently announced the promotion of two employees—Jeb Berg to vice presi- dent customer services and John
Shock to general sales manager— as part of a company reorganization implemented to improve customer service and the overall operation of the company. Ray Carrell, MTU
North America president and chief executive officer, made the an- nouncement at the company's an- nual Fisher Island exhibition dur- ing the 1992 Miami International
Mr. Berg, who previously served as general service manager for
MTU's operations in North America and the Caribbean, now is respon- sible for all product service, renewal parts, production and quality assur- ance functions.
Mr. Shock, who joined MTU in 1989, is now responsible for the company's sales, marketing and ad- vertising. He previously served as national marine account manager in the company's Seattle office deal- ing with custom and production yachts and commercial marine ac- counts for the western U.S.
MTU North America, incorpo- rated in 1978 to provide compact, high-power-density marine diesel engines for pleasure, commercial and military vessels in North
America and the Caribbean, is the marketing, sales and service sub- sidiary of MTU Friedrichshafen.
For complete information on the entire MTU engine line,
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Manufacturers of pleasure, commercial and military marine jet products.
At Bender, we build all types of vessels: crabbers, offshore supply vessels, push boats, shrimp boats, factory trawlers, riverboats, passenger vessels, tuna seiners, tug boats. The list goes on and on. From the smallest tug to the largest trawler, our vessels share one very important advantage: a company-wide commitment to quality. For more than 70 years, Bender has been known throughout the world for solidly built vessels, delivered on-time and at a competi- tive price. Stretching along a mile of waterfront, Bender is one of the leading ship repair operations on the
Gulf of Mexico. Our modern facilities include four steel floating dry docks with lifting capacity to 20,000 tons, allowing us to repair ships to
Panamax size. From our innovative team of engineers to our experienced crew of welders and pipe fitters, we bring
SHIPBUILDING & REPAIR CO., INC. to every job.
BENDER 265 South Water Street • Mobile, AL 36603 • P.O. Box 42 • Mobile, AL 36601 (205) 431-8000 • FAX (205) 432-2260 • Telex 505-457
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