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 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
The crew of Royal Caribbean International's Splendour of the Seas was honored for its heroic efforts in rescuing 11 crew members of a sunken cargo ship in stormy seas. The crew received the New York Council Navy League's AMVER Award (Automated
Radical changes are imminent for Costa Victoria, one of the nine members currently comprising the Costa Crociere fleet. On January 6, 2004, at the end of her New Year's Eve cruise, the ship will leave the port of Savona bound for Bremerhaven in Germany,
Shipowners are known for having distinct differences of opinion, but the one thing that all agree on is the importance of having access to capital. In an industry in which assets are generally bigticket items and operating margins can be thin,
The World's Largest Oil Spill Response Organization On March 24,1989, an oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, causing the biggest oil spill in the history of the United States. While thousands worked to clean up the spill,
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., recently completed the conversion of a 30,000-ton-class semipassenger ship into a full-passenger ship at its Kobe Works, and delivered it to Festivale Maritime Inc. of the U.S. The unusual order, the first of its
Orders for vessels to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification increased by a healthy amount during 1980, William N. Johnston, chairman and president, reported at the recent annual meeting of the members at ABS Headquarters in New York. Mr.
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,
Although the overall market share is small (four percent based on gt; seven percent based on cgt worldwide), the German shipbuilding industry is number one in Europe and number three in the world. German shipyards are specialists in building high-tech