PPG Industries has begun the launching of 14 new Hillman chemical barges, customed designed to carry caustic soda shipments from PPG's expanded plant in Lake Charles, La. The first barge was launched recently, and all the r e m a i n i n g v e
Cummins Engine Company recently introduced the first Marine models of its new B and C Series of lower horsepower diesels, which will expand Cummins Marine product line to 61 horsepower on the low end. The B Series propulsion engines will consist
John P. Ducich has joined Bultema Marine Transportation Inc. as director of operations. He will be responsible for costing, engineering repairs, schedules and sales, and will report directly to Stanley J. Andrie, president. Bultema Marine Transportation Inc.
Two new workboats — the offshore utility vessel PBR-216 and the tug Stone Mountain — were completed recently by The Service Machine Group, Inc. of Morgan City, La. The PBR-216, built for PBR Offshore, Inc. also of Morgan City, has an overall length of 118 feet, beam of 26 feet, depth of 11.
IMAS-91 in Sydney, Australia, November 11-13, 1991. The Institute of Marine Engineers will hold its Sixth International Maritime and Shipping Conference at the University of New South Wales. The theme of the conference will be high-speed marine transportation.
Zodiac of North America, Stevensville, Md., recently announced that through their representative Menge Marine Equipment Group, New Orleans, the U.S. Navy has chosen two models of Zodiac's Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB) to equip the new AGOR 23 currently
—Literature Available A new company, GCG Consultants, Houston, Texas, offering mooring equipment technology for the offshore and marine industries was recently formed, according to company principal G. Curtis Gibby. GCG Consultants offers a variety of
Newpart Resources, Inc. recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Newpark Environmental Services, Inc., has added 16 additional U.S. Coast Guard certified barges to its fleet, increasing to 31 the number of vessels used exclusively for the movement of nonhazardous oil field waste.
Wartsila Diesel has recently released its new Vasa Gas Diesel (GD) 32 for international sale. Following Wartsila's traditional marketing philosophy, the company gained experience on the engine by first selling a few pilot installations to selected customers for testing.
Lenders faced a competitive and sluggish commercial loan market in 1993 and are looking at a number of industries, including marine, to generate higher commercial loan volumes. More lenders are doing marine deals today compared to five years ago,