Shaver Transportation Company has recently taken delivery of a new ship handling tug, the Portland, for service in the Port of Portland. The Portland is propelled by two Maritime Industries model 1650 H 360° steerable Z-drives, each rated at 1,700 bhp.
Rear Adm. Charles P. Murphy, USCG (ret.), general manager, ship construction, Sea-Land Service, Inc., has been named recipient of the second annual Halert C. Shepheard Award for achievement in marine safety. The award was established by the American Institute
Global Transport Organisation, San Francisco, has formed a separate division for international tug and barge transports which will be headed by G.A. Watkins, according to a recent announcement by Leo L. Collar, chairman of GTO's Management Committee.
Agri-Trans Corporation, a barging cooperative which transports grain and chemical fertilizer products on the inland waterways, recently christened a new 3,700- hp locking river towboat, the M/V Cooperative Venture. Mrs. Georgeanna Werner, wife of Melvin Werner,
Dravo Corporation's Neville Island shipyard near Pittsburgh, Pa., recently launched its 40th Viking-class towboat, the Ned C. Sheats. The 5,600-hp towboat is the latest in the Viking line, which began in 1972 in response to the need for increased productivity in river transportation.
Two senior executives of Matson Navigation Company and its subsidiaries, Matson Terminals, Inc., and Matson Agencies, Inc., have traded jobs and each has assumed additional duties, R.J. Pfeiffer, Matson president, announced. James P. Gray, president of Matson Terminals, Inc.
At its recent annual meeting held in New Orleans, La., the Water Resources Congress elected Maurice C. Stout, vice president, Indianapolis Water Company, Indianapolis, Ind., chairman of the board; Tval Goslin, consultant, Western Engineers, Inc.