Valley Line Company of St. Louis recently completed a broad restructuring and expansion of its marketing department to support an aggressive new strategy for profitable traffic growth. Thomas J. Barta, president, said Valley Line "has achieved substantial reductions in operating costs.
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.
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,
The fact that the actual incidence of oil cargo spills as a percentage of global ship- ments is minuscule can never a r e a s o n any relaxation in the constant vigilance and unerring drive for risk minimization which must be practiced in all fields of tanker shipping.
American President Lines of Oakland, Calif., has announced the appointment of W.B. Hubbard to the newly created posit ion of senior vice president-operations strategy. Succeeding him as senior vice president- operations is Lorenz P. Robinson, who
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,
For the first time in its history, marine scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and Duke University have begun monitoring surface water quality in the Neuse River with the assistance of the Neuse River and its North Carolina Department of Transportation staff.
Reorganization of the Maritime Administration's administrative, policy, and international activities has been announced by Garrett E. Brown Jr., acting deputy maritime administrator in the Department of Transportation. One new associate administrator's
William B. Hubbard, senior vice president-operations of American President Lines, and John C. Roberts, vice president-corporate development of Natomas Company, have been elected directors of American President Lines. Mr. Hubbard, who has more than
Marianne C. Hughes, vice president of operations and administration for Coastal States Trading, Inc., the transportation and supply subsidiary of The Coastal Corporation, has assumed the additional responsibilities of marine operations following the retirement of Albin Smith,