A number of commercial and regulatory factors have contributed to growth in the RoRo ship upgrading and conversion market over the past year, particularly in the North European arena: The abolition of tax-free sales on ferries in intra-EU traffic
James R. Wittmeyer has been appointed vice president-operations at Pennsylvania Shipbuilding, Chester, Pa. He succeeds John A. Serrie, who has retired after more than 40 years in the shipbuilding industry. Mr. Wittmeyer has 30 years of experience in shipbuilding.
John W. Gilbert Associates, Inc. of Boston has received a contract from Sun Transport, Inc. of Claymont, Del., to design an advanced tug/barge unit for carriage of specialty petroleum products between U.S. East and Gulf Coast ports. The 4,600-bhp tug and 95,
Hoffman Maritime Consultants Inc. are pleased to announce the appointment of Finn C. Michelsen as Technical Director. Dr. Michelsen will be responsible for all products, including the Helm family of guidance systems currently being marketed to the offshore industry,
The board of managers of the A m e r i c a n Bureau of Shipping (ABS) elected three officers at its Semi-annual Meeting on September 19. Announcement of the elections was made by Robert T. Young, ABS chairman. The officers are Lawrence J. Bates to senior vice president, Robert F.
To advance the science of shipboard habitability design and improve the quality of life at sea, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will host an International Shipboard Habitability Design Conference on April 7, 8, and 9, 1981.
Peter Burbank, president of A.L. Burbank & Company, Ltd., New York, N.Y., has announced the election of Franklin W.L. Tsao as a director to its hoard and the formation of an affiliated company, Shipcentral, Limited, New York, of which Mr. Tsao is the president.
Newfoundland's Premier Brian Peckford has announced that the National Research Council of Canada has given final approval for the construction in St. John's of a $46.8-million marine research institute that will accelerate the Province's promising offshore oil potential.
Lester Rosenblatt, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, recently announced the following committee chairmen for 1980: Vice president—Advisory Public Service Committee—Donald P. Courtsal, vice president and general manager,
The Ship Structure Committee has recently published two new reports dealing with structural details and tolerances common to the commercial and naval shipbuilding industry. These reports should be valuable guides to both structural designers and shipyard personnel.