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.
A highly diversified maritime service company and owner of one of the world's largest privately-owned tug and barge fleets, Oakland, California- based Crowley Maritime Corporation is commemorating its centennial in 1992. Crowley Maritime began
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,
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.
St. Louis Ship Division of Pott Industries Inc. recently appointed William R. Cumming as sales manager, Gulf Division, and promoted Donald G. Storck to sales manager, Inland Division, according to an announcement by Anthony G. Tobin, executive vice president-marketing.
Mobile Marine Associates, Inc., a new company with offices at 951 Government Street, Mobile, Ala. 36604, was formed by R.H. Roemer to engage in the general business of providing consultative services regarding engineering, economics and transportation systems ; perform vessel surveys,
Gerald J. St. Pe, an executive at Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries for the past 20 years, has been elected president of the division, located in Pascagoula, Miss. He succeeds Leonard Erb, a senior vice president of Litton, who will
—Literature Available Grow Group, Inc. has acquired the Napko Protective Coatings Division of the O'Brien Corporation, according to an announcement by Russell Banks, president and chief executive officer of Grow Group. Napko Corporation, with headquarters in Houston,
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,
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,