Apart f r om t h e 24 major deepsea shipyards, t h e r e exists a segment of the U.S. maritime indust r y composed of more than 300 small- and medium-sized commercial shipyards located throughout t h e nation on t h e East, West, and Gulf Coasts,
Event Scheduled For September 26-28 Some 400 business, civic and waterway leaders are expected to participate in the National Waterways Conference's 1990 annual meeting when the organization will mark its 30th anniversary. The meeting is scheduled
Issue advocacy is the heart and soul of what a trade association does. A good trade association effectively promotes policies and programs which are beneficial to its members' interests, and it protects and defends its members from governmental initiatives which are harmful or senseless.
The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
President John F. Sullivan Jr. of Bath Iron Works recently announced 16 key appointments in a major managerial realignment to strengthen the shipyard's production and marketing capabilities. "We are pleased that all the appointments came from within the company," he said.
— F r e e Literature O f f e r e d— The Walter S. Diehl, T-AO-193, the fifth in a series of seven fleet oilers under construction at Avondale Industries' Shipyards Division, Avondale, La., for the U.S. Navy, was recently christened. She is scheduled for delivery to the Navy in 1988.
The American Bureau of Shipping, a 115-year-old ship classification society, has acquired a 21-story building on lower Manhattan for use as its worldwide headquarters. Announcement of the purchase was made by Robert T. Young, ABS president, and James D.
Universe Tankships (Del.), New York, N.Y., a division of National Bulk Carriers, has installed a microcomputer "NTC Ship Manager" software system furnished by Nautical Technology Corp., also of New York City. The multiship office system provides a fully integrated,
White there are grave uncertainties in the picture of world oil supply and demand as a result of Middle East and other developments, it is expected that U.S. tankerborne imports of oil will more than triple during the 1970s. The projection was made in Tulsa, Okla.
Ole Skaarup, chairman of Skaarup Shipping Corporation of Greenwich, Conn., has announced that William O. Gray has been appointed president of Skaarup Oil Corporation and that Capt. Lawrence Tzou has assumed full responsibility for ship operations