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RORO81 PREVIEW

The RO-RO 81 Conference in Hamburg that begins on June 30 will take place at a time when major new services are being implemented and planned on both deepsea and short-haul routes. With routes such as Europe-East Africa and A u s t r a l i a -

 

MTL Announces Promotions

Marine Transport Lines, Inc. recently announced the following promotions. Joseph G. Drescher to vice president-operations, where he will be responsible for MTL's fleet of 37 vessels with an aggregate deadweight approximating 1,690,028 long tons.

Repowering Of San Francisco Ferries With Detroit Diesel Engines Cuts Fuel Costs, Adds Performance

—Brochures Offered— The repowering of three of San Francisco's commuter ferries are saving their owner, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, more than a quarter of a million dollars a year in fuel costs, according to their manager.

Benson Named Manager Of Peterson's Hazardous Materials Division

Courtney A. Benson, former manager of Peterson Maritime Services, Inc. in Houston, has been appointed manager of the company's newly organized Hazardous Materials Division in New Orleans. William L. Thomas, assistant to Mr. Benson, has been named

Samsung Wins $50-Million Contract For Two Tankers For Australian Owner

Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., of Korea has been awarded a newbuilding contract to construct two 95,000-dwt product/crude oil tankers for an Australian shipowner at a total value of $50 million. The contract is the second for

Western Coal Shipments Through Great Lakes Ports Could Expand Dramatically

To comply with pollution restrictions that go into effect in 1995, several electric utilities and industrial power plants along the Great Lakes are considering using low-sulfur Western coal, which would mean a big surge of business on the Great Lakes.

Unique Controllers Operate Cargo Area HVAC System On New MPS

The 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo, the first of five Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) designed and built by General Dynamics' Quincy, Mass., shipyard for charter to the Military Sealift Command, will serve as floating warehouses for vehicles, fuels,

Newport News Announces Management Restructuring

Edward J. Campbell, president and chief exceutive officer of Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., recently announced a significant restructuring of the shipyard's top management. William R. (Pat) Phillips Jr., a 39-year employee of the shipyard and executive vice president,

New Marine Repair Firm Established

Carl McBratney and Joseph Cangelosi have announed the formation of their new marine and industrial repair contracting firm. The company, known as Enterprise Marine And Industrial Repairs, Inc. was incorporated in late May, and is located in Port Newark, N.

Mike Mitchell Appointed Raytheon Marine Company Marketing Manager

President of Raytheon Marine Company Stanley L. Clark recently announced that Michael J. Mitchell has been promoted to marketing manager, North America, with responsibilities for marketing all marine products in the U.S. and Canada. Formerly North American sales manager based in Seattle,

 
 
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