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,
The cyclical nature of the oil business has blossomed into full bloom during the latter part of 2000, as a host of political power plays have sent oil prices on a virtual rollercoaster, albeit mostly up, helping to send it soaring as high as $37/barrel at the time of this writing.
One of the common items found on almost every vessel constructed that is frequently overlooked is thermal insulation material. As vessels increase in age. it is safe to say that the insulation systems start to degrade with time and abuse. In fact,
Bruce Kasen, vice president, marketing, Timmons & Charles, Inc., has announced the appointment of George S. Mahaly to manager, technical services. Mr. Mahaly joined T&C in 1973, and has previously held the positions of field service section chief and consulting engineer.
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.
An increasing number of Greek vessels are now being classified with Det norske Veritas and at the last turn of the year, the figures were 166 ships totaling 1.75-million gross tons, or 11 percent of the fleet registered in Greece. As a consequence
Nippon Paint is restructuring its marine coatings subsidiary to increase its presence in the global marine paint market for newbuildings, shiprepair and maintenance. As part of a strategy to build up its marine coatings business worldwide, Nippon
Global Marine Inc., of Houston, Texas, recently announced the incorporation of a wholly owned subsidiary, Global Marine Production Systems Inc. Global Marine Production Systems provides standardized offshore production systems from stock for
Geosource Inc., Houston, Texas, recently announced its board of directors has elected William R. Laws to the position of executive vice president. He will have corporate operating responsibility for the company's operations which serve the petroleum exploration,
American Aero, Inc. of Houston, a subsidiary of Weatherford I n t e r n a t i o n a l , has promoted Dwight Toney to sales and operations manager for its Marine Crane Division. He will be responsible for both domestic and international sales involving