Despite the threat of overcapacity' in the cruise shipping industry', newbuilding contracts have remained on a constant high — specifically in the mega ship sector. This new trend, which seems to have taken on a life of its own in the industry,
John M. Stebbins has been named vice president, sales and marketing, U.S., of Alco Power Inc., a subsidiary of Bombardier, Inc., of Montreal, Canada. The announcement was made by Roland Gagnon, president of the Rail and Diesel Products Division of Bombardier.
Barney Evans, widely known as a PR specialist in the maritime field, recently took early retirement from Crowley Maritime Corporation and has opened his own public relations consulting firm at 215 Market Street, Suite 530, San Francisco, Calif.
IMODCO, pioneer company in the development of offshore single- point mooring (SPM) terminals, announces the formation of a regional marketing office in Houston, Texas. The facility is located at 2300 West Loop South, Suite 290, in the Litwin Building.
The Danish firm of Lanng & Stelman, a member of the Sabroe Group, has announced the recent introduction of an automatic remote control and monitoring system for cargo holds, containers, machinery and cold storage areas aboard ship. The system
Texaco, Inc. has announced that Kenneth F. Murchison, general manager of the company's International Marine Sales Department, has retired, effective September 1, after a long and successful career in the commercial marine industry. Born in Glen Cove, N.
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has named Peter Lapp general manager for its Gulf Coast Operations. He will be responsible for Bird-Johnson's propeller foundry facility located in Pascagoula, Miss., and propeller repair facilities located in Mobile, Ala.
Dravo Mechling Corporation, the barge line subsidiary of Dravo Corporation, has announced the appointment of Frank McCormick as manager of Dravo Mechling's Tiger Fleet facility in Baton Rouge, La. In his new position, Mr. McCormick will be responsible