William N. Johnston was elected president of the American Bureau Shipping at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York City on September 20, Robert T. Young, chairman and president, announced. Mr. Young, who will remain chairman of the board of ABS, said that Mr.
Avondale Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, held christening ceremonies for the M/V Ogden Dynachem, the first of two 42,000- dwt chemical product carriers currently being built for Ogden Marine, Inc. Mrs. Doris Bricker, wife of William H.
ARAMCO has awarded a contract to Verolme Brazil (VERB) for the construction of four selfelevating platforms. The contract is valued at more than $125 million. The platforms were designed by Gusto Engineering of Schiedam, Holland. Three will be used for wellservicing and fire-fighting,
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its January meeting at the Sheridan Harbor Island Hotel in San Diego. Michael L. Steine, manager of marine marketing for the Tano Corporation, presented a timely paper
Commenting on a White House plan to "reduce the burden of government regulation," American President Lines (APL) and Sea-Land have asked the government to expand the Wilson-Weeks Agreement which bars government owned and operated vessels from competing with commercial ships.
The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met at the Engineers Club recently f o r the presentation and discussion of the technical paper Fundamentals and Applications of the Finite Element in Analyzing Structural and Non-Structural Marine Problems.
A project that has been 10 years in the making by the Marine Systems Committee of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has now come to fruition with the publication of a complete computer analysis of any number of shipping operations using
The 2002 Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention and trade show will be held on March 11-15 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Fla. The conference will provide cruise lines and suppliers a venue to exchange ideas on marketing and management,
1976 was a year of contrast for world bulk shipping. In the dry cargo trades some semblance of stability was i n t r o d u c e d into freight rates, which ended the year at virtually the same levels as at its beginning by the upturn in world economic activity.
SNAME publishes many good textbooks on naval architecture. All the more we can welcome the completely revised new edition of "Ship Design and Construction" published by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. In 1980, the "Taggart"