Ron Zeller has been appointed president and chief executive officer of N o r w e g i a n Caribbean Lines (NCL), succeeding Norwegian Helge Naarstad, who is relocating to another position with the company in Norway. Mr. Zeller has been legal counsel f o r NCL f o r the past 10 years,
The first meeting of the 1980- 81 season of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held aboard the S.S. Princess Louise, berthed in the Port of Los Angeles. Nearly 50 members and guests
A key East Coast shipping executive, long active in U.S. maritime affairs, has been elected chairman of the board of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) for the next 12 months. He is Fred S. Sherman, chairman of the board, Marine Transport Lines, Inc.
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport. La., has added another new design to its list of "less is more" offshore service vessels (OSV) that have cargo carrying capacities of larger vessels without the added equipment, operational and maintenance costs to their owners or operators.
The board of directors of General Dynamics recently elected P. Takis Veliotis as executive vice president-Marine. In this new position, Mr. Veliotis will be responsible for the company's Electric Boat Division operations at Groton, Conn., and Quonset Point, R.
Global Ocean Carriers Ltd. announced two fleet expansion projects are currently being considered, and that the company is evaluating the possibility of taking advantage of the Title XI financing available. The company reports it is contemplating ordering new container feeder vessels,
Coordinated Caribbean Transport, Inc. (CCT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Transway International Corporation, has placed a $22-million order for a roll-on/ roll-off trailership with Jos. L. Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, West Germany. Delivery is scheduled for August 1981,
Veteran shipbuilding executive Richard W. Thorpe Jr. of Bath Iron Works has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the C o m m e r c i a l Shipbuilding Committee of the Shipbuilders Council of America, Washington, D.C. Marine Marketing and Long Range Planning manager of the Bath,
Donahue, Inc. Advertising & Public Relations has expanded its professional staff with the addition of Laurence F. Daspit, who will represent the firm in Houston and throughout the Southwest. The announcement of this appointment was made by James C.
Soaring steel prices are now a major concern for leading shipbuilders. Uncertainty about spiraling material costs is even causing some yards to defer new orders, market reports indicate. "The lack of steel in some shipyards of the three major shipbuilding nations