CIBRO Petroleum, a major industrial fuel oil marketer headquartered in New York City, has announced construction is underway at Todd Shipyards Corporation, Houston Division, for the newest addition to its super barge fleet. The 24,200-ton vessel,
Quaker Chemical Corporation, Conshohocken, Pa., has acquired all outstanding common and preferred stock of Selby, Battersby & Co. of Philadelphia. Selby, for more than 50 years, has been a manufacturer of flooring systems for industrial, commercial,
The 273,117-dwt VLCC World Champion owned by World-Wide Shipping of Hong Kong recently became the 500th ship to be coated by Jotun's Seaconomy, a low-cost, selfpolishing antifouling said to give a drydocking interval of 30 months. The range of
With shipboard refrigeration systems particularly vulnerable to malfunction and costly breakdowns, Unitor, an Actinor company, announced two new services for marine refrigeration: Preventative Technical Inspection (PTI) and Service And Repair (SAR).
Unitor has taken the next step in giving customers the power to manage their fleets. Customer empowerment in the area of information technology is the next generation of service supported product offerings. Unitor's new information technology system
Sweden's Brostrom, and Tor L i n e s h i p p i n g g r o u p s have launched a new joint company to manage their cargo traffic in the North and Baltic Seas and to develop feeder traffic f o r transocean services. Called Tor Lloyd AB, the company
Hutchison Whampoa Ltd's deal to expand its container port network to six new countries will not bring big near term gains in revenue and net asset value, but analysts said it offers good long-term growth potential. Hutchison said last month it
Last month, RealMarine Solutions, consist ing of the Wallem Group and Drew Marine, unveiled Total Procurement Solutions (TPS), a low-bandwidth, shipboard electronic procurement system. In effect, TPS is the commercial version of Wallem's in-house procurement system,
Jotun, manufacturer of paints and powder coatings, is in the midst of a major expansion of its U.S. resources. The expansion, which will serve the local marine fleets in the Americas, will be part of the Jotun global network for seagoing vessels.