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


Hoskins To Head Gulf Regional Office For W.B. Arnold In Houston

Richard I. Hoskins has assumed overall sales and management responsibilities for the Gulf regional office of W.B. Arnold Co., Inc. in Houston, Texas. Mr. Hoskins's previous experience includes over 20 years in various senior management positions with the Gulf Oil Corporation,

Comsat Names Taricco Western Region Manager, Maritime Industries Sales

Comsat Maritime Services recently announced that Thomas Taricco has been named Western region manager, maritime industries sales, responsible for the company's maritime satellite services sales efforts within the shipping, fishing and offshore markets located on the West Coast.

Swift Group Management Promotions Announced

The following promotions were announced by Jerry L. Hoffpauir, president of Swift Group. The Swift Group, commonly referred to as Swiftships, Inc., is comprised of Champion Swiftships, Swiftships Morgan City, Swiftships Lafitte, Swiftships Freeport, and Swiftships Maroil, Singapore.

From E-Biz to E-Bust: Is Online Chartering and Sale and Purchase Possible?

The failure rate for new ventures in cyberspace is very high, and there is no reason to believe that maritime "dot corns" will fare differently. When e-biz companies fail, the reasons often given are lack of invest- ment ("the money ran out") or

J.B. Travis & Company Named Gulf Sales Rep For Adrick Cooling

James B. Travis & Company, Inc., Gautier, Miss., has been appointed Gulf Coast sales representative for Adrick Cooling Corporation, according to Richard C. Vassallo, Adrick president. Adrick Cooling is a leading supplier of marine air-conditioning machinery,


ANSCHUETZ Circle 6 1 on Reader Service Card Anschuetz & Co. GmbH of Kiel- Wik, West Germany, designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of navigation products, including gyrocompasses, autopilots, and steering controls that have been installed on more than 9,

ZF Of NA Introduces Extended Service Plan For Marine Transmissions

One of the first extended service programs for marine transmissions has been introduced by ZF of North America, Inc., Lincolnshire, 111. ZF, a worldwide manufacturer of major power train components, offers a Buyer Assurance Plan that pays 100

Krupp MaK Diesel Moves To New Headquarters For North American Operations

Krupp MaK Diesel, Inc., one of the leading suppliers of medium- speed, four-stroke, heavy oil engines, has relocated its North American h e a d q u a r t e rs from Rosemont, to Glenview, 111., to provide the latest state-of-theart services to the U.

Joseph Le Blanc Jr. Retires From Trinity Marine Group

Joseph H. Le Blanc Jr., a nationally known figure in the shipbuilding industry for almost 25 years, recently retired from his post as sales manager of the Trinity Marine Group, which is owned by Trinity Industries, Inc. Mr. Le Blanc joined Halter Marine Services, Inc.

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