Italy proved to be the cruise shipping powerhouse of 2000, delivering a plethora of technically advanced, style-leading ships. While that lead will be surely challenged in 2001 and beyond, particularly by France's Chantiers de 1' Atlantique which
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, recently announced the following appointments: Ralph A. Vaccaro Jr. has been named contracts manager and will be responsible, on a worldwide basis, for the administration, negotiation and finalization of all c o n t r a c t s .
Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., the world's largest builder of offshore support vessels for the oil and gas industry, has delivered a new 65-foot pilot vessel to the New York Pilots Association. The new boat, named Chapel Hill,
Sheldon Shapiro has been appointed manager-bulk services of Federal Barge Lines by Pott Industries Inc., it was announced by Thomas F. Maloney, senior vice president-sales of Federal Barge Lines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pott Industries. Pott
Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. announced that a branch office in Houston, Texas, has been opened for its Offshore Sy°+ems & Services organization. Named as manager of the new office at North Belt Place Three, 340 North Belt East, is James E. Lucas.
Wesley D. Wheeler Associates of New York City has announced that Neorion Shipyards Syros Ltd. and Peiniger GmbH have formed a joint venture company, NEPECOR, to offer shipowners internal gritblasting and coating facilities at Neorion Shipyard,
The Situation Improves Greatly For German Shipbuilders As the Federal Republic of Germany's fiscal year drew to a close on September 30 last year, the country's shipbuilding industry was facing some of the most serious problems in its long and distinguished history.
As part of the drift of heavy industrial activity from Europe to the Far East, production of two-stroke diesel propulsion machinery has become the province of the leading national players in newbuild construction. However, close to the northern tip of Jutland,