When Austal Ltd. of Henderson, Western Australia, started looking last year for a CEO to lead its U.S.-based operations, the job description must have been daunting. They wanted a leader to take the helm of their newly built shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
Better Equipment Increases Profitability —A Review— Most U.S. shipyards are in the process of increasing their efforts to expand repair and conversion work, both commercial and military. As many of these projects include drydocking, the efficiency
International Trade Fair And Conferences Gothenburg, Sweden—February 25-March 1 Offshore Goteborg '85, Sweden's third offshore exhibition and conference, will be held February 25 to March 1 in the Swedish Trade Fair Foundation's Exhibition and Congress Centre at Gothenburg.
At a recent luncheon meeting of The Society of Marine Consultants held at the Whitehall Club in New York, a large turnout of members and guests heard a presentation on the transportation of oil from the arctic. The speaker was Virgil Rinehart,
The giant containerships, which act as a floating conveyor-belt for international trade, are struggling to maintain volumes in the face of global slow down, shipping analysts said. Analysts said it was the container carrying behemoths on the trans-Pacific trades
Under a three-year contract signed recently by Honda Motor Company and Central Gulf Lines of New Orleans, a U.S.-flag merchant ship will be used to carry passenger cars from Japan to the U.S. market. The agreement calls for Central Gulf to order a new carrier with a capacity of 4,000 cars.
Zidell of Portland, Ore., recently delivered the Rosemarie, an oceangoing tank barge built in Tacoma, Wash., for Pacific Northern Oil. Her Grade D petroleum capacity of 24,000 barrels makes this 230-foot barge the second largest of its kind in Puget Sound.
Richard F. Andino has been appointed vice president and general manager of Crowley Maritime Corporation's International Division, San Francisco, Calif., according to a recent announcement by Leo L. Collar, CMC executive vice president. The appointment
Global Marine Development Inc. of Irvine, Calif., and Nippon Kokan K.K. of Tokyo, Japan, have announced an agreement to jointly develop and market offshore oil and gas production systems. NKK will fabricate the structures in its shipyards on the basis of engineering provided by GMDI.
NEI Syncrolift of Miami, Fla., one of the world leaders in shiplifting technology, recently announced orders for five more Syncrolifts for locations around the world in Europe, Japan and the Pacific. These new orders, worth a total of more than $3 million,