An effective purchasing strategy is at the core of successful purchasing departments. Strategies that offer total value to an organization should be the goal of all purchasing organizations. Purchasing professionals around the world are always
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
Analysts, pundits, skeptics and just about anyone with a two-bit opinion have voiced their thoughts — informed and otherwise — as to the potential effects that the surge in "e-commerce" solutions will have on the transportation community at large.
Todd Shipyards Corporation has been awarded contracts by the U.S. Navy Department to build six guided missile frigates, FFG-7 Class, of which four will be delivered to the U.S. Navy and two will be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy. These
John L. Roper III, president and chief executive officer of Norshipco, has announced the election of two new company officers and a promotion for one current officer. The corporate changes were made by the Norshipco board of directors. Wesley D.
—Literature Available The Northern Division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), headquartered at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, has awarded a $73.7-million contract for the multi-year procurement of 23 portal cranes to Craft Machine Works, Inc.
Governor William Weld of Massachusetts is preparing a proposal to build a 600- to 800-bed prison ship to ease the chronic overcrowding that plagues state and county jails. The vessel would be docked in an industrial area along the Boston waterfront or the Mystic River,
American Export Lines, Inc. has announced that it had entered into agreements for the sale of its passenger vessels Constitution and Independence to Atlantic Far East Lines, Inc. The sales price for the Constitution is $2,500,000, and the net
ACR Electronics, Inc., manufacturers of marine search, safety and rescue equipment, held its annual National Sales Conference August 11-13 in Ft. Lauderdale. This year an expanded program included all regional ACR sales representatives and their wives.
Lavino Shipping Company, Philadelphia, Pa., announced recently that it had been purchased from E.J. Lavino and Company, its corporate parent, by an investment group represented by the shipping company's current management. F.H. Muldoon, president of Lavino Shipping Company,