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
Marine history was again made in the Port of New Orleans recently when the two new 95-foot oceangoing tugs built by Equitable Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, La., were loaded aboard the clipper ship Dolly Turman. It is believed that the tugs Selat Laut
E.J. Heine Jr., president of United States Lines, Inc., as outgoing president of the United States Committee of the International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA), has announced the election of John J. Farrell Jr. as president of the U.
Bergeron Industries, Inc. has announced the delivery of the barge David B (shown above) to DBC C o r p o r a t i o n of America, Houston. Constructed at Bergeron's Braithwaite, La., marine facility, the David B, reportedly the largest inland service tank barge ever built,
Marine Management Systems, Inc. (MMS) of Stamford, Conn., has been named an authorized International Business Machines value added dealer in the maritime industry for the entire IBM personal computer product line and accessories, according to MMS president Eugene D.
MarAd has expanded its computerized bulletin board to include "MarAd Advisories" and "Special Warnings to Mariners." This new section includes "MarAd Advisories In Effect" and "Special Warnings In Effect" issued to mariners from the MarAd's Office of Ship Operations and the U.
Ingersoll-Rund said its Climate Control Sector, a provider of solutions to transport, preserve, store and display temperature-sensitive products, has received approximately $64 million in orders in recent months for Thermo King-branded maritime transport containers and related technologies.
The Maritime Data Network (MARDATA) of Stamford, Conn., has added Baltic Freight Rate Index data to its on-line information service for ocean shipping. Subscribers can now access the Daily Baltic Index and year-to-date activity in addition to
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
During meetings in New York recently, Grady Brown, chairman of the board of the Liberian Shipowners' Council, discussed shipowner reactions to UNCTAD proposals regarding the phasing out of open registry shipping. Two reports have been prepared by the Council,