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$6 Billion Dollar Merger Tightens Cruise Industry

On Tuesday, November 20, a major announcement shocked the cruise and financial industries when Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and Peter Ratcliffe, CEO of P&O Princess held a press conference in London to report that

 

Crowley Maritime Corp. Appoints Jay Brickman

Jay Brickman has been appointed director of Caribbean and Latin American services for Crowley Maritime Corporation's Caribbean Division, according to a recent announcement by Robert G. Homan, senior vice president of the division. Mr. Brickman

Royal Caribbean And Celebrity Announce Key Appointments

Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises named industry veterans Dietmar Wertanzl and Rod McLeod, to two new posts created to build service quality and improve outreach to travel agents. Wertanzl will lead Celebrity's Fleet Operations,

Cruise Industry Leaders To Convene At SeaTrade

Scheduled from March 7-11, 2000, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, SeaTrade Cruise Shipping Convention will provide attendees with the latest happenings and innovations joining a new century of cruising. Registration begins on Tuesday, March 7 at 8 a.

Joint Venture Formed To Build, Operate Passenger Submarines

A joint venture has been formed, Nautilus Submarines of America, Inc., Fort Pierce, Fla., to manufacture, market, and operate passenger tourist submarines throughout the world with primary emphasis on the U.S. and Caribbean markets. The new firm

Prudential Agrees To Sell South American Shipping Operations

A tentative agreement to sell all of its South American shipping operations for about $75 million was announced by Prudential Lines, Inc., a U.S.-flag ocean carrier. The purchaser would be Delta Steamship Lines, Inc., a subsidiary of Holiday Inns, Inc.

Sea-Land Unit Restructured — B a k e r Appointed Vice Chairman And COO

Jackson A. Baker has been promoted to the new position of vice chairman for Sea-Land Service, the principal operating unit of Sea- Land Corporation. He was also named chief operating officer for Sea-Land Service and executive vice president-operations for the parent company.

The Dilemma: Competent Crews vs. Costs

The V.Ships Managing Director of USA Shipmanagement operations — Mike Robinson, says that owners are anxious to secure competent crews to serve on their vessels in the coming years, but cost remains an overriding theme in today's market. V.Ships

Norsk Pacific Announces Management Changes— Stenstrom Named President

Mr. Lawson will be succeeded as president by John M. Stenstrom, who has been Norsk's vice president and operating manager since 1982. W. Scott MacKinnon has been appointed vice president and chief financial officer; he was formerly secretary/treasurer.

 
 
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