Open-hatch bulk carrier technology, championed by specialist operators in the North American trade, is to be taken an important stage further through the adoption of deck gantries promising gains of up to 50 percent in cargo handling productivity.
German predilection for technological advance permeates all areas of primary business and industrial activity, to the undoubted benefit of the competitive standing of its international market players. In the maritime domain, a clear appreciation
Devoe Marine Coatings Company of Louisville, Ky., a division of Grow Group, Inc., recently announced management changes in its Western and Far Eastern regions. Owing to rapid expansion in Far East markets, George G. Moran, director of Pacific operations, is now headquartered in Singapore.
An auxiliary sailing rig installed on a 3,000-dwt cargo ship successfully completed sea trials and will soon be further tested in Caribbean trading. The rig was d e v e l o p e d by Wind s h i p Development Corp., Norwell, Mass., in conjunction with Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises Ltd.
Ameron Protective Coatings Division of Brea, Calif., recently announced the appointment of engineering, sales and manufacturer's representatives on a national basis. Robert R. McMurchy, marketing manager of the firm's Southwest Region, announced
Astilleros Del Golfo, S.A. (ADG), Tampico, Mexico, has named Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd. of New York City as agents. The Wheeler firm of international maritime consultants will act as ADG's exclusive representative for the United States and
Entering the 1980s, it is hard to believe that it is now more than six years since the last "boom" in the big bulk carrier market was ended by the "Oil Crisis," and an abrupt change in the trading pattern of the combined fleet. For much of this period,
Touted as the only recognized international event designed for the ship repair market, this year's ShipRepair & Conversion Exhibition will be the focal meeting point for a variety of companies involved in the industry. Scheduled for November 15-16 at London's Grand Olympia Hall,