Paul J. Staadeker has been elected vice president, Transportation Services for Agri-Trans Corporation in Long Grove, 111., reporting to R.A. Wilson, executive vice president and general manager. Mr. Staadeker will have responsibility for equipment dispatch,
McAllister Brothers, Inc., has acquired I n d e p e n d e n t Towing Company of Philadelphia, Pa., a major Delaware River tug operator, and will merge it into its organization. The announcement was made by Anthony J. McAllister Jr., president of the New York, N .
The first call is made to the Marine Response Alliance (MRA) Dispatch Office on MRA's 24 hour emergency response line. The call is from V-Ships' Miami office informing the dispatcher that they had sustained a casualty. The M/T Sea Jackie, a 58,508 dwt single hull tanker,
John M. Donnelly Jr., president of Ingram Barge Company, Nashville, Tenn., was elected chairman of the board of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., at the Association's annual board of directors meeting in Houston, Texas. AWO is the national
James K. Taggart, president of Tampa-based TECO Transport & Trade Corporation, has announced the signing of a long-term agreement with Freeman United Coal Mining Company of Chicago to supply river transport, ground storage, and coal-loading services for two million tons of U.
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of a $394,000, 16-month research and development contract to study the port facilities and waterborne commodity flows of 17 states in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf Coast area.
Loan guarantees totaling nearly $82 million were approved by Maritime Administrator Warren Leback for six financing and refinancing applications under the agency's Title XI program. With only one guarantee approved since 1987, the program had been virtually dormant.
Nathaniel Robbins Jr. has been named president of the Grafton Boat Co., a company which was recently acquired by a group of Minneapolis investors. Grafton Boat Co. is a designer and builder of commercial and Government towboats and workboats. The
Additional user taxes on the barge industry would weaken the competitiveness of the barge mode and ultimately damage the whole economy, a barge industry leader said recently. He went on to warn against sacrificing the entire waterways system to "shortterm and short-sighted budgetary goals.
— L i t e r a t u r e Available A new line of towing and locking lines, identified as P/D 84 has been introduced by Columbian Rope, Guntown, Miss. Designed for the inland waterways system as a companion rope to Columbian's P/D 101 river rope,