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.
A christening ceremony was held at National Steel and Shipuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego recently for the Exxon Valdez, the first of "two 209,000-dwt tankers being constructed for Exxon Shipping Company of Houston. These Alaska Class tankers
Fireworks exploded over the Bay Bridge and thousands of people crowding the waterfront near the new ballpark gasped in admiration. Some of the best seats for the spectacle are along the north side of Pier 50. home of Westar Marine Services where
Europort '81 — the largest international maritime exhibition and conference—will be 20 years old this month. In terms of products, equipment, and technological presentations, this 20th anniversary show will be as young as tomorrow. The exhibit will be held in Rai Halls,
Royal Viking Line A/S, Norwegian^ flag world cruise line, has named Erland M. Raastad managing director in the Oslo headquarters.' iBased in Oslo, Royal Viking Line A / S is the parent company of* Royal Viking Line, and handles all operations for the three-vessel fleet —Royal Viking Star,
A.B. Kurz, chairman of the American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, commonly known as the American Club, announced at the recent annual meeting that Central Gulf Lines had joined the organization. The addition of
The amalgamation of combustion technologies from both the United States and Europe were brought to the maritime world when U.K.- based F.A. Hughes Marine Limited was made a part of the American-based Fuel Tech, Inc. group. Fuel Tech of Stamford, Conn.
Tidewater said that certain provisions of the newly enacted "American Jobs Creation Act of 2004" could have a significant positive effect on its future earnings and cash flows. The Act. which has been approved by both the United States Senate and House of Representatives,
Joseph T. Lykes Jr. will retire at year-end as chairman and chief executive officer of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., a subsidiary of The LTV Corporation. He will be succeeded as chief executive officer by W. James Amoss Jr., president of the company.
Joseph R. Stadelman has been named to head the Morgan Engineering unit of AMCA International Corporation. As general manager of that operating unit, Mr. Stadelman is also a vice president of the Equipment Systems Division within which Morgan Engineering operates.