It was little more than a year ago that Boyd E. (Butch) King. CEO. took the reigns at VT Halter Marine, a designer and builder of small to medium-sized ships with a varied and rich history. After 15 months on the job, Maritime Reporter caught up with Mr.
Last month MR hopped aboard Costa Fortuna, currently under construction at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente yard in Genoa. The 105,000-gt ship will be the largest cruise ship to ever fly the Italian flag, and the largest — in 30 years — to be built
Editor's Note: J.A. Tinkey is president of Mid-America Transportation Company in Fairview Heights, III. In April 1989, Captain Tinkey became chairman of the board of the American Waterways Operators, the national association of the inland and coastal barge industry.
Dena L. Wilson, V.P., Legislative Affairs American Waterways Operators In many respects, 1990 can be summed up as the year that began the Decade of the Environment, evidenced by enactment of major federal legislation reauthorizing the Clean
Spectria, a leading technology consulting firm, has developed a prototype of a new, knowledge-management-based information portal called SmartShips, for Modern Maritime, Inc., a professional services company for the marine industry. Upon full implementation,
One of the greatest challenges facing a lender in the maritime industry is appropriate assessment of risk. In this exciting, varied and vibrant industry, a lender's effective risk assessment requires a thorough understanding of the vagaries that characterize the industry.
New Orleans-based Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. recently announced that it has agreed to acquire 100 percent ownership of Argonaut Line, Inc., the parent company of U.S.-flag ship operator Farrell Lines, New York, N.Y. "The combination of Farrell
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,
Seacoast Electric Company, Rye, N.Y., is offering a number of free brochures and bulletins detailing its marine shipboard cables, "Just-In- Time" computerized inventory management and distribution system and other products and services. In addition,
The president of the American Petroleum Institute said that oil companies should be participants in solving the nation's energy dilemma because government, on its own, lacks the expertise needed to develop and implement energy policies. The suggestion came from Frank N.