Despite the less-than-stellar performance by the cruise industry during the last part of 2001, the industry more than had its fair share of newsmaking events — aside from the September 1 1 terrorist attacks — which ultimately exposed the fraility of this leisure sector.
M a y 1-2, W a s h i n g t o n , D.C. ASNE Day 1986, the 98th annual national convention of the American Society of Naval Engineers, will be held May 1-2 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., and will feature technical sessions, exhibits,
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,
This year. The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, celebrates its 60th anniversary. AWO members, representing the inland, coastal and harbor sectors of the industry, recently
Carnival Cruise Lines has signed a contract with Kvaerner Masa- Yards for construction of an additional 70,000 gross-registered-ton SuperLiner. The new vessel, to be named Fascination, will cost in excess of $315 million and will be a sister ship
Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem, Pa., recently announced it has completed the sale of two of its Great Lakes ore vessels, the Lewis Wilson Foy and the Sparrows Point, to Oglebay Norton Company, a Cleveland, Ohio-based raw materials and Great Lakes marine transportation company.
Despite a new volume record in 2003 and an 11% improvement of net profits before extraordinary items, Hempel's CEO Ditlev Engel is not fully satisfied with the result. The major fall in the dollar is the reason that the group was unable to live up to its own expectations for greater progress.
As was the case when the Erika went down off the coast of France in late 1999, much (unwanted) attention has been focused on the classification society for the damaged product tanker Castor, in this case American Bureau of Shipping. Unlike the aforementioned example,
MagneTek ALS, the flagship company of MagneTek Inc.'s recently announced MagneTek Defense Systems, has added Jeff Pease and Ed Rizzotti to its senior management staff. Serving in the positions of chief financial officer and vice president of government systems, respectively, both Mr.
Kocks Crane and Marine Company of Pittsburgh announces the merger of its parent company, Friedrich Kocks, with Peiner AG, a company of the Salzgitter group. Both companies have wellestablished reputations as producers of large cranes and material- handling