The Maritime Administration has approved in principle an application by Parker Towing Co., Inc., Tuscaloosa, Ala., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing 33 hopper barges, two doubleskinned petroleum tank barges, one towboat, and the reconditioning of two towboats and four used hopper barges.
Jeffboat Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind., is building the 35 new barges and reconditioning the four used barges. Mainstream Shipyard & Supply, Inc., Greenville, Miss., built the new towboat Tim Parker and reconditioned one of the used towboats, the M/V Mobile. The remaining towboat, Lady Nica, was reconditioned by Hamilton Machine Shop, Inc., Chickasaw, Ala. Work on most of the vessels already has been completed; the remainder are expected to be delivered by the end of the year.
Parker Towing plans to use the vessels in its general towing service, which hauls coal, petroleum, steel, manganese, grain and other cargoes along the rivers and coastal waterways of the U.S.
The approved Title XI guarantee is for $10,655,000, approximately 87y. percent of the vessels' $12,450,158 combined estimated depreciated actual cost.
Tim Parker Sr., chairman of the board, and Tim Parker Jr., president of Parker Towing Company, have announced the promotion of Charles A. Haun to senior vice president, operations, and the addition of Edward W. Peterson as vice president, sales. Mr. Haun has been with Parker Towing since January
Parker Hannifin Corporation and Gull Inc. of Smithtown, N.Y., recently announced that a definitive agreement has been reached for Parker to acquire Gull, a leading producer of state-of-the-art fuel gauging and monitoring systems, engine-monitoring computers, firesuppression systems, and navigation- m
Career Profile: Parker Harrison - Vice President, Procurement Crowley Maritime Corporation Charlottesville, Va. and the University of Virginia are a long, long way from the ocean. Arguably, an even greater distance is the one which stretches from a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian and German, all the
Parker Hannifin Corporation, Instrumentation Valves Division of Jacksonville, Ala., is offering free literature on % - and V2 -inch general purpose packless, bellows valves that are used in a wide range of applications requiring clean and safe service operation in the handling of high-purity gas or
H u d s o n S h i p b u i l d e r s , Inc. (HUDSHIP) recently delivered the M / V Charles Haun to Parker Towing Company, Inc. of Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Charles Haun is an 85-foot by 34-foot by 10-foot 6-inch twin screw towboat. The vessel is powered by twin Fairbanks Morse 38D8 Vs six-cylinder diesel
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Co., Nashville, Tenn., to finance construction of 44 open hopper barges and 15 doublehull chemical tank barges with a new $12.2 million guarantee. •Parker Towing Co., Tuscaloosa, Ala., to refinance a construction loan on 25 dry cargo barges with a new $3.9 million MarAd guarantee
Parker Towing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 72, 1001 o 24th Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35402, has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing 35 barges and four towboats. The vessels will be used on the inland and coastal waterways of the United States. The project includes 33 hopper barges, each with
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COLUMN WASHINGTON WATCH The Good, Bad, and the Undeniably Ugly By Jeff Vogel The end of 2019 promises to be a U.S. shipyards, the Senate bill received a less enthusiastic busy, and potentially discordant, legisla- response from U.S. port stakeholders. While the House of tive and regulatory period for
“… OMSA and its members have continued to engage the USCG and FEMA in discussions about the industry’s capabilities and the Nation’s response requirements. The impetus behind the effort was hurricane response, but the recommendations can improve the maritime response strategies for any crisis scenario.
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to the extent that funding is avail- able to them. Would you agree? The U.S. dredging industry is a vi- tal component of the maritime indus- try that responsible for helping meet the needs of commerce and national security. Without this industry our ports and waterways would quickly ? ll with silt.
INSIGHTS the brown-water and blue-water sectors for vessel owners, world-wide. These members join local clubs. There are 41 shipyards, transportation intermediaries, ports, and virtu- in the United States and 30 around the globe. We are grow- ally all segments of the maritime community. ing each year and
INSIGHTS Niels Aalund additionally serves on 14 regional and/or national com- President, mittees and boards, including such groups as Director at Large, Houston Ship Channel Security District, Lone Star International Propeller Harbor Safety Committee, Area Maritime Security council Club (AMSC)
Authors Contributors & MarineNews December 2019 Volume 30 Number 12 Larry DeMarcay is a partner Chad Fuhrmann is the Di- in the law ? rm of Baldwin Has- rector of Regulatory Affairs pel Burke & Mayer. His areas for the Offshore Marine Ser- of practice include Commer- vice Association (OMSA). As
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CONTENTS MarineNews December 2019 • Volume 30 Number 12 INSIGHTS 14 Niels Aalund President, International Propeller Club WASHINGTON WATCH 24 The Good, Bad, and the Undeniably Ugly From inside the Beltway, the ? nal days of calendar year 2019 will likely have a lasting impact on the U.S.
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