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
An ABS research project deflates the mystique surrounding parametric roll, a rare but dangerous phenomenon particularly threatening to containers/lips. In October 1998, a large, post- Panamax containership limped into the port of Seattle, a victim
Increased interest in ice-classed tankers has been fostered to a great extent by the emergence of former Soviet Union (FSU) states as important players in the oil market. The FSU collectively, but with particular reference to Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan,
Kenneth J. McGuckin, Taneytown, Md., has been promoted to the position of vice president of the Engineered Pump Division of Worthington Pump Corporation. He will be responsible for the operations of both the Harrison, N.J., and Taneytown manufacturing and marketing operations.
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
L.W. Kinderman, president and CEO of Stockham Valves & Fittings, Inc., Birmingham, Ala., and Charles Gray, chairman, FICOTECH, Inc., Kingsport, Tenn., have announced the formation of ajointventure company, Stockham-Ficotech. The new company will manufacture and sell fire safety actuators,
A six-page, fold-out brochure on its Motorgard™ X Program is available from the Drew Ameroid Marine division of Drew Chemical Corporation, Boonton, N.J. It describes an integrated program for motor vessels incorporating products for critical shipboard systems
The Jover Corporation, P.O. Box 386, Park Ridge, N.J. 07656, has been appointed manufacturers' representative for the Marine Division of Velcon Filters Inc. of San Jose, Calif., in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania,
"Zinc: Its Corrosion Resistance," a 200-page book that brings together much detailed information and data on the corrosion resistence of zinc and zinc-coated steel, is available free of charge from Zinc Institute Inc., New York, N.Y. The book