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
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,
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,
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
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.
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
—Literature Available K.E.W. has named Unitor its worldwide distributor to the marine and offshore markets for the company's line of hot and cold water, highpressure cleaning machines and wet/dry vacuum cleaners that are enjoying impressive sales around the world.
As the maritime world quickly embraces the technologies that offer seamless communications anytime, anywhere, it will increasingly be the challenge of communication service providers to ensure that the communication pipeline is kept open and operating efficiently.
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).