This year's 54th Annual Convention of The Propeller Club of the United States, and the concurrent 1980 American Merchant Marine Conference, will take place on October 8-10. The host Propeller Club Ports for the event will be Seattle and Tacoma,
Editor's Note: J.A. Tinkey is president of Mid-America Transportation Company in Fairview Heights, III. In April 1989, Captain Tinkey became chairman of the board of the American Waterways Operators, the national association of the inland and coastal barge industry.
The Port Information Resources Committee, Inc., has made donations totaling $8,000 to two leading marine historical groups. In a recent ceremony at the Seamen's Church Institute, Committee chairman and president James P. McAllister p r e s e n t e d $4,000 checks to John B.
At the recent annual board of directors meeting of Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation, the following company officers were reelected: John L. Roper 2nd, chairman of the board; John L. Roper 3rd, president and chief executive officer; E.
Port of Portland (Oregon) Commission president Joseph M. Edgar recently announced the appointment of a citizens task force to aid Port staff in the preparation of a master plan to guide the development of Port marine terminals through the year 2000.
Albert L. Bossier Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Avondale Industries, Inc., has been chosen to receive the 1989 Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award given by the Navy League of the United States, a 70,000-member civilian organization
The annual membership meeting of Western Shipbuilding Association (WSA) was held recently in San Francisco, Calif. Rear Adm. James K. Nunneley, USN, Deputy Commander for Industrial and Facility Management, Naval Sea S y s t e m s Command, Washington, D.
C.L. Graves, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., has announced the election of eight officers of the company to positions which reflect their primary functions, and recognize the realignment of duties
New Orleans-based Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. recently announced that it has agreed to acquire 100 percent ownership of Argonaut Line, Inc., the parent company of U.S.-flag ship operator Farrell Lines, New York, N.Y. "The combination of Farrell
The John W. McGrath Corporation has announced the appointment of Joseph F. McGoldrick as board chairman and chief executive officer. The office of chairman of the New York-based stevedores and terminal operators has been vacant since the death of John W.