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.
F. Robert Black, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Moran Transportation Industries, Inc., announces the relocation of his office to Houston, where he will be directing the majority of his attention to strategic affairs and corporate expansion to Los Angeles and New Orleans.
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.
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.
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,
Thomas B. Crowley, chairman and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corporation (CMC), recently announced the formal withdrawal of the company's application to the U.S. Maritime Administration for $450 million in ship financing mortgage guarantees. This action
Mr. Lawson will be succeeded as president by John M. Stenstrom, who has been Norsk's vice president and operating manager since 1982. W. Scott MacKinnon has been appointed vice president and chief financial officer; he was formerly secretary/treasurer.
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,
The first open hatch vessel (12,000 dwt) with gantry cranes was delivered to Oestberg's Rederi, in Norway, December 1962. This revolutionary vessel and crane design was a result of cooperation between Oestberg, Crown Zellerbach Co. and the Munck Group in Bergen.
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