Dennis Banta, president of Leevac Shipyards, Jennings, La., a division of the Leevac Corporation, has named Charles A. Hall as sales manager, responsible for U.S. and international sales of marine vessels and repair operations. Mr. Hall, a marine
It was an excellent year for innovative design in world shipbuilding, and this is reflected by the ships selected as MARITIME REPORTER'S "Outstanding Oceangoing Ships of 1989." Members of this select group feature superior designs, sophisticated equipment and unique machinery,
Spurred by a number of key factors— the replacement of older vessels in the world fleet, the cruise ship boom, impending double-hull and double-bottom legislation, and prospects of increased trade after 1992—the world shipbuilding orderbook reached a five-year high at the end of 1989.
The New London, Conn., fleet of John H. Wronowski gained a new member recently with the addition of the heavy-duty tugboat Paul A. Wronowski. The vessel was built by Wronowski-owned Thames Shipyard in New London, and joins a fleet of five towboats and
TANO Corporation of New Orleans has won contracts for marine automation systems for 17 new oceangoing vessels since January of 1980. The dollar value of contracts awarded to the company so far this year is $10.7 million. TANO president James J.
RO/RO 88, the 9th International Conference and Exhibition on through transport utilizing roll-on/ roll-off (RO/RO) methods, will be held at the Svenska Massan in Gothenburg, Sweden, from June 7-9, 1988. The central theme of the conference will be the future of the RO/RO business.
Australian shipbuilder Austal Ships and its U.S. subsidiary, Austal USA, have each secured contracts for new vessels. Austal USA - which was the creation of a new shipyard in conjunction with Bender Shipbuilding in Mobile. Ala. - has signed a contract for a 1 12-ft.
Halter Marine, Inc., Moss Point, Miss., a member of the Trinity Marine Group, recently received two contracts worth more than $138 million from the U.S. Navy. The first contract is for the detail design and construction of two TAGS- 60 Class oceanographic
The second in a series of four Inmarsat-2 satellites was successfully launched recently by a McDonnell Douglas Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Inmarsat-2 (F2) will occupy a permanent orbital slot at 15.5 degrees west longitude over the Atlantic Ocean Region-East (AOR-E),
Manufacturers of marine coatings and other corrosion-fighting systems continue to improve their products and services, with much emphasis on reducing costs, both of the products and their application, and by extending drydocking times. The fuel-saving,