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,
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.
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.
Webb Institute of Naval Architecture has announced the appointment of Jacques B. Hadler as director of Webb's Center for Maritime Studies. In this capacity, he will direct the research activities of Webb Institute. He will join the staff immediately
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"
The bunker industry is witnessing interesting times. Throughout the last 12 months, prices have doubled for many grades of fuel, reaching unparalleled levels. At the same time, the industry has seen the launch of the first serious Internet- based marine fuels sales operations.
Jean Fitzgerald has been appointed vice president, government relations, at Hvide Shipping Incorporated and its affiliates. Prior to joining the Fort Lauderdale-based company, he served as the executive director of the Port Everglades Association.
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
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.