Levingston Shipbuilding Company recently launched the motor vessel Pride of Texas at its Orange, Texas, shipyard. The 36,000-dwt dry bulk carrier was christened by Mrs. Valerie Nemirow, wife of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs Samuel B.
Ned A. Smith has been elected vice president-financial planning and administration for American Steamship Company, Buffalo, N.Y. The announcement was made by Thomas W. Burke, president of American Steamship. Mr. Smith joined American Steamship in 1975 as controller.
George W. Geyer has been appointed vice president of Resource Management and Administration of the Upper Peninsula Shipbuilding Company (UPSCO). UPSCO's facility in Ontonagon, Mich., specializes in the construction of tugs, barges, drydocks, and ships or other steel fabrication work.
James E. Cunningham, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of McDermott International, Inc., recently announced that the board of directors has formally designated Robert E. Howson, president and chief operating officer of McDermott, as his successor.
Bultema Dock & Dredge Company has announced the appointment of Richard C. Kaminska Jr. as projects manager and Ste- ven A. Wenk as manager of administrative services. Bultema, a Muskegon, Mich.-based firm, specializes in marine-related work on the Great Lakes,
The first open hatch vessel (12,000 dwt) with gantry cranes was delivered to Oestberg's Rederi, in Norway, December 1962. This revolutionary vessel and crane design was a result of cooperation between Oestberg, Crown Zellerbach Co. and the Munck Group in Bergen.
FMC Corporation's Marine and Rail Equipment Division, Portland, Ore., recently delivered the ice-strengthened barge Arctic Endeavor to Crowley Maritime Corporation. At Crowley Maritime's request, FMC accelerated its production schedule by 10 days,
Timing, it is said, is everything. Boston Whaler Commercial & Government Products has combined timing with a sterling reputation in introducing a pair of new products touted as a plank in the war to keep terrorism from U.S. shores. According to Eric Caplan.
R.E. Howson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of McDermott International, Inc., recently announced the formation of an executive operating committee. Mr. Howson said the committee has two major goals: to make the company more
Ralph B. Ablon, chairman of Ogden Corporation, has announced that Ogden recently completed the sale of Avondale Industries, Inc. common stock to the Avondale Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), in accordance with the plan announced in July this year.