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.
The De Laval Separator Company has established a Marine/ Offshore Sales Department to provide increased service to this rapidly growing segment of the company's markets. Robert J. Wimmer has been named national sales manager for the new department.
The largest tugboat ever built in the United States to run on heavy fuel oil was completed and christened recently at McDermott Shipyards' Morgan City Division in Bayou Boeff, La. The 140-foot, twin-screw Valiant (shown above) was built for Houston-based Bulkfleet Marine Corporation.
Northern Liquid Fuels International, Ltd. (NLFI), Houston, Texas, has named William L. Bull Jr. director of marine transportation. Mr. Bull, formerly manager of supply and t r a n s p o r t a t i o n for Tropigas International Corporation in Miami, Fla.
Zapata Corporation of Houston recently announced that its board of directors and the board of directors of Trafalgar House Limited have approved an agreement for Zapata's U.K. subsidiary, Zapata Off-Shore Services Limited, to acquire Offshore Marine Limited,
Shell U.K. Exploration and Production has contracted with Bardex Corporation, through its London office, for the rig-skidding system on the Shell Tern platform in the North Sea. The system will consist of a control console and four hydraulic gripper jacks.
Stolt Parcel Tankers, Inc. selected Marine Management Systems' (MMS's) FleetWORKS, an inventory and maintenance software system, for six chemical tankers and shoreside at its Houston, Texas office. Subsequent installations are planned over the next
Tideland Signal Corporation of Houston, Texas, manufacturer of high quality navigational aids and solar electric generators, has published a 30-page, full-color brochure on the company's products, and on the many projects around the world for which it has supplied equipment.
The Heerema Group, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, which is involved worldwide in the design, fabrication, and installation of offshore structures and pipeline systems, recently announced the acquisition of Big Inch Marine Systems Inc. of Houston, Texas.