To strengthen its service capabilities to shipowners the world over, Hitachi Zosen has recently established a Ship Conversion Planning Department as part of the Administration Division of the Shipbuilding Headquarters. The new department began operations on April 1, 1977.
Baldt Inc., Chester, Pa., has recently published a new four-color brochure on military shipbuilding. This brochure highlights Baldt products that have been manufactured to U.S. Navy specifications for more than 80 years. Entitled, "Baldt—Proud to be on Board,
In a move to strengthen its entire parts and service organization and to coordinate all field service activities for Fairbanks Morse Opposed Piston and Colt-Pielstick engines, the Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries is undertaking
The Bollore Maritime Division (BMD) is investing $5 million in a new software management system called iQ-Ship. As a group company OT Africa Line (OTAL) will benefit from this system, which is designed to enhance the quality of service provided to its customers worldwide.
The board of directors of R.J. Reynolds, Inc. has approved the spin-off of its ocean shipping subsidiary, Sea-Land Industries Investments Inc. When arrangements for the spinoff of Sea-Land to RJR's shareholders are completed, the board will set
The recent collapse of the British company Elinca, whose antifouling and corrosion suppression systems are used by shipping operators in the U.S.A., has left many companies without a source for replacement anodes. One of the few companies offering
The Maritime Administration (MarAd) and the U.S. Coast Guard have approved a merger of global ship reporting systems which is expected to lead to quicker response to distress calls from ships at sea. Adm. James S. Gracey, Commandant of the Coast Guard, and Adm.
A worldwide computer network has been launched by five firms in a joint venture which provides clients with maritime industry information. Lloyd's Register of Shipping, Lloyd's of London Press Limited, Phs. Van Ommeren International B.V., Fairfield International Corp.
Sperry Corporation has been awarded a $62.8-million definitized contract by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command for engineering, development, integration, and production support of combat systems on 11 Perry Class (FFG-7) guided-missile frigates.
Hagglunds of Sweden is offering free an impressive 72-page full-color booklet on the company's extensive line of cranes and equipment, and on its organization, services and capabilities. The handsome publication consists of some six brochures bound together