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
Ned A. Smith has been promoted to senior vice president of American Steamship Company (ASC) of Buffalo, N.Y. The announcement was made by ASC's president and CEO, D. Ward Fuller. Mr. Smith will continue to be responsible for all marketing and sales
Robert L. Wendt has been named president of the Sperry Division of Sperry Corporation. Mr. Wendt will succeed Salvatore A. Conigliaro as head of the Great Neck, N.Y.-based division. Mr. Conigliaro will take a leave of absence for six months, and will
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,
The president and CEO of International Marine Carriers, Inc. (IMC), Robert G. Wellner, recently announced that the company has experienced a complete change in its board of directors and corporate officers. Mr. Wellner will be chairman of the board and other members include: Thomas F.
The Maritime Administration will host the 1984 Fleet Management Technology Conference at the Sheraton Plaza Hotel in Chicago, 111., April 25-27, 1984. It will be the fifth annual conference of the FMT Program, which has been established to improve productivity,
In the latest of various corporate changes that have occurred at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Hvide Marine, the company has elected Gerhard E. Kurz as CEO and a member of its Board of Directors. He replaces James J. Gaffney, who had been serving
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. named Jack Williams president and chief operating officer of Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises. In his new role, Williams, previously president of Royal Caribbean International, will manage the day-to-day operations of both cruise lines.
Richard Palk has been elected president of American Trading Transportation Company, Inc., according to an announcement made by that New York City-based shipping company. Mr. Palk, who had been vice president and general manager, will now serve as chief executive officer.
Halter Marine, Inc. the vessel segment of Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. announced that it has signed a contract with an undisclosed customer to build a 332 x 74 x 25 ft. (101.1 x 22.5 x 7.6 m), double-skin, clean oil tank barge with an estimated 80,000 BBL capacity.