American Classic Voyages Co. has appointed Scott G. McGinnis vice president of marketing for its Delta Queen product group, which includes Delta Queen Steamboat Company and Delta Queen Coastal Voyages. McGinnis is responsible for all marketing activity on behalf of Delta Queen Steamboat Company's four riverboats, which cruise throughout the U.S. Heartland, South and Pacific Northwest, and Delta Queen Coastal Voyages' two ships, inaugurating 12 coastal vacation itineraries throughout the Americas this year. McGinnis joins AMCV after six years with the travel agency consortium Virtuoso, where he most recently served as the managing director for member relations. Previously, he was with Holland America Line-Westours as the vice president of sales and marketing for Windstar Cruises, and with Royal Viking Line as vice president of marketing.
McGinnis Inc. of South Point, Ohio at Mile 318 on the Ohio River delivered a new towboat to sister company Excel Marine Corp. of Cincinnati Ohio with a christening ceremony at Ashland Kentucky on January 26 2008. The 75 x 27-f.t boat is the first new build for McGinnis in over 20 years. According to a report in the Ashland Daily Independent, the new vessel was named in honor of James Allen Ward III who has worked for McGinnis since 1978 and oversaw the construction of the $3
By Raina Clark On Friday, March 11, Jeff Ruby’s Waterfront restaurant, situated on a barge on the Ohio River, broke loose from its moorings and began floating down river, with diners trapped onboard, toward the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge. According to local media the barge floated 85 feet downriver and was saved from hitting the bridge by a mooring cable that was still attached. The restaurant is two miles from where McGinnis Inc
The Company: Thrustmaster builds a complete line of Z-Drive azimuthing thrusters from 500 HP to 4,000 HP for the inland towboat industry specifically designed to endure the demanding conditions when operating in brown water. Using Z-Drives on towboats results in substantially improved fuel efficiency, shorter trip times, decreased maintenance downtime and higher customer satisfaction when compared to traditional shaft and rudder installations
At Waterways Council, Inc.’s (WCI) Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting held October 12, 2009 in New Orleans, the following officers and Executive Committee members were elected to serve or continue service for 2009-20010: Richard R. (Rick) Calhoun, Cargo Carriers, Chairman; Cornel Martin, President & CEO; Merritt Lane, Canal Barge Line, Vice Chairman; Rodney Weinzierl, Illinois Corn Growers Association, Vice Chairman; Matt Woodruff, Kirby Corporation
The Coast Guard assisted local agencies with the response to a waterfront restaurant, Friday, March 11,that broke away from its mooring with 84 people onboard on the Ohio River. At approximately 10:15 p.m., watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley received a report from the Covington, Ky., Fire Department that the Jeff Ruby's Waterfront Restaurant had broken away from its mooring at mile marker 471 on the Ohio River
Bowman Coolers Receive ABS Certification U.K.-based EJ Bowman has manufactured its range of marine heat exchangers and oil since 1919. The company recently had its range of hydraulic EC to PK shell and tube oil coolers design approved for marine use by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and now hold certificate no. 02-LD302798-PDA. Bowman heat exchangers and oil coolers are suitable for use on engines up to 1,400 kW (1,880 hp) and for gear boxes up to 1,800 kW (2,400 hp)
The Department of Transportation has announced 70 grants totaling $98m in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds that will be used to improve small shipyards throughout the United States. The funds, awarded through the Maritime Administration’s Assistance to Small Shipyards program, will help create and preserve jobs, provide valuable employment training and make much needed improvements to shipyards across the country.