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
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 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.
The 1977 budget, renewal of the contract public relations program, and continuation of communications' consultant services were among the chief items approved by The American Waterways Operators, Inc. board of directors at the recent winter quarterly meeting at Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Dodd Fiori, formerly director of equipment management for American President Lines, Oakland, Calif., has been named director of special services for the Pacific Basin shipping firm. In this capacity, Mr. Fiori is responsible for corporate activities
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,
Lloyd's Register of Shipping has given approval in principle to the Gaz-Transport/McDonnell Douglas Corporation's LNG containment system. This combines Gaz-Transport's flat 36 percent nickel-iron alloy-membrane and an improved version of the Mc- Donnell
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.
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.