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.
J. Erik Hvide has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Hvide Shipping Incorporated and its affiliates. He joined the Fort Lauderdale-based company in 1973 after gaining experience in dry cargo and tanker ship operations, both in the U.
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.
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.
The Maritime Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have announced an interagency program to develop the nation's capacity to destroy hazardous wastes at sea aboard specially equipped, hightemperature incinerator ships. In a report released recently,
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.
An agreement to build in Saudi Arabia the world's largest lubricating oil refinery was signed in Riyadh recently by representatives of the General Petroleum and Minerals Organization (Petromin)— the Saudi Arabian state oil agency — and wholly
Zapata Corporation, Zapata Tower, P.O. Box 4240, Houston, Texas 77001, has announced that its board of directors has elected four senior corporate executives to new posts. Zapata said that Ronald C. Lassiter and Michael R. Naess, who have been
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.