Increasingly, environmental demands from governments and groups - large and small - will continue to shape the way in which the marine business is conducted. Pressure on ship and boat owners to keep the waters in which they work as pristine as possible has been building for years,
Seaward, Inc., has announced the promotion of Michael K. Kutzleb to manager, Self-contained Tanker Off-loading Pumping Systems (STOPS). STOPS is a specially designed submersible pump system for tanker offloading and salvage pumping. Mr. Kutzleb is a graduate of the University of Virginia,
"Hamburg has the facilities — and the drive — to develop into the most important North Sea/Baltic port for handling United States cargoes," according to Helmut F.H. Hansen, executive director of port commerce, Port of Hamburg. That was the message
Bestobell Mobrey, headquartered in Slough, Berkshire, England, part of the worldwide Bestobell group that specializes in component technologies, recently re-organized its export sales operations. The main changes involved locating regional executives
At the SMM exhibition in Hamburg, Xantic displayed many new products and services aimed at making marine communications more seamless and cost-effective. A new web-based tool designed to make it easier for ship managers to manage vessel mailboxes from the office.
The General Electric Credit Corporation announced it has purchased for $120,000,000 the 225,- 000-dwt tanker T.T. Stuyvesant, and that the vessel has been initially chartered to the Standard Oil Company of Ohio (SOHIO) to transport Alaskan oil.
Last month's new product unveiling by Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC), at the SMM gathering in Hamburg, should give fresh impetus to the Ohio company's rapid marine business growth with its performance-enhancing MarineLine cargo tank coating series.
A big blow has been dealt to the Philippines by Washington's decision to remove the three U.S. Navy floating drydocks from the Subic Naval Base. Plans had called for conversion of the area into a commercial ship repair facility. Recently, the
The Credit Rating and Insurance System (CRIS) — a specialized and reportedly realistically priced credit risk insurance plan, tailored to meet the debt protection and credit information needs of the international marine industry — was launched recently
David Chen Tou Sin has been appointed General manager of Sembawang Shipyard, Singapore, to succeed E.S. Ware, who returned to the United Kingdom recently on completion of his contract with the shipyard. Mr. Chen, who is a graduate in both marine engineering and shipbuilding,