A & B Industries
Arguably the only bulk-transport vessel that didn't require mooring was Noah's Ark. But it's a different world today. A world where millions of gallons of potentially hazardous cargoes are shipped between the jetties of the world's major cities, often within congested ports.
George E. Ponton has been appointed Marine Sales Manager for the IMO Pump Division, Monroe, N.C., of Transamerica Delaval Inc., it was announced recently by Christopher W. Smith, marketing manager. Mr. Ponton comes to IMO Pump Division from Advanced Marine Enterprises, Inc.
The Peleliu (LHA-5), fifth and last ship in a series of general-purpose, amphibious assault vessels designed and built for the U.S. Navy by Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, officially joined the fleet during May 3 commissioning ceremonies at the shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
The third ship in a new class of U.S. Navy guided missile destroyers, the most formidable surface ships of their size now joining the Navy, was commissioned recently at Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Miss. An additional ship of the class,
New area offices in Perth, Australia, and Singapore have been established by Jet Research Center (JRC) of Arlington, Texas. The facilities will provide the complete range of JRC explosive technology to the petroleum, marine construction, and dredging industries.
Installed on a new 80,700-dwt tanker, the first unit of the SSG (Super-economical Shaft Generator) system developed by IHI (Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.), Japan, has demonstrated excellent performance through the ship's official trial runs,
Oerlikon Welding Industries, Houston, Texas, has announced several key appointments. Jim Finley has joined the company and will have sales responsibility in the Western states. Mr. Finley joins Oerlikon after several years experience with manufacturing companies and welding distributors.
Bergeron Industries, Inc., St. Bernard, La., has launched the K-2 for Rogers Terminal and Shipping Corporation, a subsidiary of Cargill, Incorporated. The unit is the hull for a floating grain transfer facility, and measures 330 feet by 75 feet by 15 feet.
Keyes Offshore, Inc. of Houston, Texas, and the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries recently announced an agreement for the construction of two offshore oil drilling rigs at Ingalls facilities in Pascagoula, Miss. Keyes Offshore
John W. Johnson, a leader in finance operations in ocean shipping and other major United States industries for more than a decade, has been elected executive vice president and chief financial officer for Northeast Marine Terminal Company, Inc.