Robert A. Banck has been named president of TANO Marine Systems, Inc., New Orleans, La., which designs and builds computerbased electronic systems for industrial and defense applications. The appointment was announced by James J. Reiss Jr., president of TANO Corporation,
Louis L. Frierson has been elected president and chief executive officer of George Engine Company, Inc. (GECO). Mr. Frierson will continue as chairman of the board of GECO, a position he has held for the past two years. H.F. Colby, whom Mr. Frierson succeeds,
This year's 54th Annual Convention of The Propeller Club of the United States, and the concurrent 1980 American Merchant Marine Conference, will take place on October 8-10. The host Propeller Club Ports for the event will be Seattle and Tacoma,
C. Larry French has been appointed chairman of the board and chief executive officer of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company of San Diego, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morrison-Knudsen Company. In other promotions, Richard H. Vortmann has been named president and chief operating officer,
There is an old adage about one party sneezing and the other catching pneumonia as a result. This is the routine reaction of ports to new ship designs. A recent example was the introduction of "beyond Panamax container ships" in the Pacific trade by American President Lines.
State of Oregon and Port of Portland officials joined with area business people at the edge of the Willamette River recently to witness official ceremonies noting the beginning of construction on the $46-million renovation of Port of Portland's Terminal 2.
The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 (PCA) prohibits the use of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus to execute the laws of the U.S. "POSSE COMITATUS ACT" (18 USC 1385): A Reconstruction Era criminal law proscribing use of Army (later, Air Force)
Crowley agreed last month to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Marine Transport Corporation (MTC) for $7 per share. The transaction is conditioned upon a minimum number of Marine Transport's shares being tendered, regulatory approvals, and other standard closing conditions.
Ronald L. Kuehn Jr., president and chief executive officer of Sonat Inc., announced that Hugh J. Morgan Jr. has been elected chairman and a director of Sonat Inc., and chairman of Southern Natural Gas Company, a Sonat subsidiary. Mr. Morgan is currently executive vice president of Sonat,
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced plans for its 1989 Annual Meeting and has issued a Call for Papers to be presented at the conference. The NMEA Annual Meeting will be held October 12-17, 1989, at the Olympic Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle, Wash.