Thor Bakke has been appointed president of Hempel Coatings (USA), Inc., as part of Hempel's ongoing program to consolidate and strengthen their U.S. and Canadian operations. Mr. Bakke is a native of Norway, receiving his degree in mechanical engineering
Kenneth W. Waldorf has been named vice president of Zapata Corporation's Technical Services Group, with responsibility for new construction of offshore drilling rigs, marine service and fishing vessels, and fish processing plants. This represents
Hillman Barge & Construction Company of Brownsville, Pa., has announced the launching of the 400th barge the company has built for the Crounse Corporation of Paducah, Ky. Like the first barge Hillman built for Crounse in 1964, this 195-foot by
Crowley Maritime Corporation, One Market Plaza, San Francisco, Calif. 94105, has announced the appointment of Peter C. Smedes as a senior port engineer on the corporate engineering staff. As a member of the Hull Engineering Division of the worldwide tug and barge corporation, Mr.
Keel-laying ceremonies for the first 2,000- dwt breakbulk vessel in a series of three vessels for American Atlantic Shipping, Inc., was held recently by Equitable Shipyards, Inc. at its Madisonville La., shipyard. The principals attending the keel-laying ceremonies were Paul Hancock,
Fabrication of custom-built marine equipment for three Midwest firms has been completed recently by Maxon Marine Industries, Inc. of Tell City, Ind. Three identical deck barges (one shown above) were ordered by the J . S . Alberici Construction Company, Inc.
Reporting this year's SMM 2000 Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology Exhibition as "booked out," Hamburg Messe is dubbing the exhibition as one that is multi-cultural and lingual — the biannual conference is predicted to attract more than 1,000 exhibitors from 42 countries.
Richard A. Wilson, president and chief executive officer of Agri- Trans Corporation, a major transportation and barging company with offices in St. Louis and New Orleans, recently announced five promotions in the company's management staff. Gary L.
Astilleros Espanoles, S.A. recently held a special stockholders' meeting in the Assembly Room of the Spanish Industry Institute (I.N.I.), Madrid, to authorize the board-of directors to increase the capital stock of the company by 50 percent during the next few years.
Launched in March 2001, The Marine Export Partnership (MEP) is a new initiative designed to assist British marine companies in their exporting efforts and to raise the profile of the British marine industry to potential overseas customers. The