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AIS: T h e Future is N ow

The IMO deadline for fitting new ships with Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) is less than one year away. After July 1, 2002, all newbuilds over 300 grt must be equipped with an approved AIS transponder system. Leica Geosystems, one of the pioneering companies in AIS technology,

 

SPD Technologies Names Larry Colangelo Senior VP

Larry A. Colangelo was recently elected senior vice president and chief financial officer at SPD Technologies. In his new position, Mr. Colangelo's responsibilities are expanded to include external business acquisitions, internal product development projects,

Safer Navigation With Disc Navigation System From Robertson Tritech

Recently conducted trials of Robertson's Disc Navigation System, an Electronic Chart Display and Information System, aboard a Norwegian paper carrier may have a great deal of impact on the future of navigation safety. Knut Magnus Skaar, director of Seatrans A/S,

The Tugboat, Towboat and Barge Industry

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

ACBL Announces Sweeping Changes

Norb Whitlock, President and COO of American Commercial Barge Line LLC, said, "Today, we took another step to better position ACBL to emerge from Chapter 11 when we implemented a broad-based organizational restructuring that resulted in the release

Hugh Morgan Elected Vice Chairman And A Director Of Sonat Inc.

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,

Port Briefs NATIONAL SCENE

Who's on first? Which U.S. port handled the most tonnage in 1990? Well, if you said New Orleans, Los Angeles, or New York/New Jersey, you're wrong. According to preliminary data recently released by the Port of South Louisiana, the port handled 189.

Hagglunds To Acquire Dutch Crane Group

Hagglunds Marine & Offshore, a division of AB Hagglund & Soner of Sweden, has signed an agreement under which it will acquire all the shares in the Dutch Kenz Cranes Group. Kenz Cranes is among the leading makers of offshore cranes in the range 5-100 t SWL.

Richard M. Currence Named President Pott Offshore Division

Pott Industries Inc. of St. Louis, Mo., has announced that Richard M. Currepce has been named president and chief executive officer of Pott's Offshore Marine Services Division headquartered in New Orleans, La. Mr. Currence succeeds Vern E. Easterling, who assumes the position of chairman.

The World Yearbook. Cruise Industry

"In a nutshell that's (the job at Scott) what I did, he said. "I just wanted a decent job where somebody would hire me and pay me a decent wage." Not desiring a career in the toilet paper business, McLeod left Scott and decided to try his hand

 
 
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