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.
W.L. (Lynn) Nelson, managing director of Butterworth Systems (UK) Ltd., has retired after 33 years of service with that company. Succeeding him as managing director is Derek C. Denyer, who was appointed to the board of directors of Butterworth Systems (UK) Ltd.
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
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
The 13 P&I Clubs within the International Group continue to dominate the world market for shipowners' liability insurance despite increasing competition in recent years from fixed premium facilities. The development of the fixed premium market and,
Stolt-Nielsen, BP Tanker Company, and bankers, together with their lawyers and financial advisers, met in Paris on August 2-4, for the signing of the various documents enabling BP to make its i n v e s t m e n t in the Greenwich, Conn.-based specialist chemical
Following the recent appointment of Robert Smith as managing director, Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd. (HUD) has announced executive management changes. Y.C. Chiu, who has been with HUD since 1950, has been appointed commercial manager of the dockyard.
NKF Engineering, Inc. of Reston, Va., recently acquired two small companies to expand its capabilities in serving U.S. government and commercial clients. The firm has purchased the Marine Engineering and Design Division of Halifax Engineering of Norfolk.
The Maritime Administration has consolidated its marketing, domestic shipping, and port and i n t e r m o d a l programs, and restructured the management of its research and development activities This reorganization transfers responsibility for
Skaarup Shipping Corporation of Greenwich, Conn., has announced a number of organizational changes at the executive level. B.O. Larsen, president, has retired, effective January 1,1988, William O. Gray, formerly of Exxon Corporation, who joined Skaarup in September 1987,