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Shipboard Training Comes of Age

Technical innovation continues to revolutionize the maritime industry, touching almost every aspect of life at sea. The trend for larger vessels - in particular cruise, container and LNG ships - and the desire of the vessels' operators to bring

 

Northwest Marine Iron Works Names Grider And Hiller

Northwest Marine Iron Works has added two marine specialists to its staff in Portland, Ore. Joining Northwest Marine Iron Works are James M. Grider and David L. Hiller. Mr. Grider has been appointed quality assurance supervisor, and Mr. Hiller

Cummins Uprates B Series Marine Diesel Engines

—Literature Available Cummins Engine Company of Columbus, Ind., has announced uprated high-output marine propulsion ratings for its B engine models. These new 1986 ratings are primarily for recreational and approved commercial applications. The model 4B3.

Crystal Cruises Signs Contract For New Ship

Crystal Cruises' parent company, NYK, signed a contract on December 12, 2000 with French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique for the construction of a new luxury ship. The contract signing comes just five weeks after the formal Letter of Intent and establishes a June 2003 delivery date,

Kenneth F. Murchison Retires From Texaco

Texaco, Inc. has announced that Kenneth F. Murchison, general manager of the company's International Marine Sales Department, has retired, effective September 1, after a long and successful career in the commercial marine industry. Born in Glen Cove, N.

Maritime E-Business Growth Continues

E-business means doing business on the Internet. This can include any business process — to include buying and selling, which is known as E-commerce. The arranging for transport by sea or the buying and selling of things needed for ships that sail

Bird-Johnson Appoints Lapp Gulf Coast Manager, Expands Sales Force

Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has named Peter Lapp general manager for its Gulf Coast Operations. He will be responsible for Bird-Johnson's propeller foundry facility located in Pascagoula, Miss., and propeller repair facilities located in Mobile, Ala.

Capital Marine Uses Computer Technology To Streamline Business

Capital Marine Supply, Inc., a subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Midland Affiliated Company, is keeping its business shipshape with the help of computer technology. Capital Marine is a floating store built on a converted railroad barge on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge, La.

Dravo Mechling Appoints McCormick M a n a g e r, Tiger Fleet Facility

Dravo Mechling Corporation, the barge line subsidiary of Dravo Corporation, has announced the appointment of Frank McCormick as manager of Dravo Mechling's Tiger Fleet facility in Baton Rouge, La. In his new position, Mr. McCormick will be responsible

Wartsila Diesel Acquires Lindholmen Motor

Wartsila Diesel of Finland and the Nordstjernan Group of Sweden have agreed on the sale of Lindholmen Motor AB and its subsidiary, Scandinavian Governor Services AB, to Wartsila. The agreement, which covers Lindholmen's complete production and after-sales operations,

 
 
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