The maritime industry now views the future with greater confidence than it has done for many years. The shipping and shipbuilding sectors are now making a slow but steady recovery. For the first time in many years, the number of orders for the construction of new vessels has risen,
John E. Lescroart, former Federal Administrator of the Deep Water Port Act of 1974, has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of C.F. Bean Corporation, New Orleans, La. Mr. Lescroart, promoted from vice president of Bean's Washington, D.