Port of New Orleans
W.J. Amoss Jr., prominent New Orleans steamship executive, has been named Louisiana's Maritime Man of the Year by the Past President's Council of The Propeller Club of New Orleans, it was announced by Roy J. Dupre, chairman of the selection committee.
A 3,500-ton-lift-capacity drydock for the repair and maintenance of small ocean craft, inland waterway tugs, and barges of up to about 6,000 dwt was dedicated recently at the New Orleans Division of Todd Shipyards Corporation. The new 306-foot by 65- foot drydock,
Robert R. Barkerding Sr., foreign trade consultant and past port director of New Orleans, has joined R y a n - W a l s h Stevedoring company as senior vice president. He will be responsible for the overall supervision of all corporate activities in the New Orleans area.