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 tlantic Marine Inc and Atlantic / 1 Dry Dock Corp have forged an enviable reputation around the JL JLglobe in all aspects of vessel construction, conversion and repair. The yards offer ship owners modern physical facilities, technical capabilities and organizational experience,
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.
The first midbody section built in Beaumont, Texas, for the Navy's Military Sealift Command's Maritime Prepositioning Ship program (MPS) was recently launched. Thirteen Maritime Prepositioning Ships will be built from the keel up or converted
Four 185,000 dwt Alaskan-class tankers that will soon be carrying oil along the U.S. West Coast feature the latest innovations in safe-ship design, including Thordon COMPAC waterlubricated propeller shaft bearings. During the design phase of the
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.
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,
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,
MSC (Europe) Ltd., the European subsidiary of Maritime Services Corporation, Hood River, Ore. is currently handling various projects throughout the U.K. and Europe, mainly a $2 million conversion of a fast ferry into a casino vessel for Israeli-based Athissa Shipping.