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 June meeting of the Long Beach- Greater Los Angeles Section of The American Society of Naval Engineers was held jointly with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. The more than 160 participants
Autronica Marine U.S.A., Northvale, N.J., has announced the promotion of Harry S. Ford to vice president and director of technical services. Autronica Marine U.S.A. represents the Norwegian Companies of Autronica A/S and Moland Automation A/S,
"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
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
The Natomas Company, San Francisco, Calif., and Skaarup Shipping Corporation of Greenwich, Conn., has announced the formation of a joint venture between Natomas Trading Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Natomas, and Skaarup Shipping Corp.
The Canadian province of St. John's, Newfoundland, will be the site of the 4th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering Under Arctic Conditions, to be held September 26-30. The POAC 77 Conference will cover latest developments on operating in Arctic waters,
Hermann Christian Helms has been named to the newly created position of vice president-international for Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, Lykes chairman Joseph T. Lykes Jr. announced. Mr. Helms, who will be based in Bremen,
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.
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.