The recent meeting of The Society of Marine Port Engineers New York, N.Y., Inc. heard a paper titled "Steam Propulsion Plant Optimization for Slower Steaming" presented by Chester W. Scott Jr., senior thermal systems engineer at General Electric's Marine Turbine & Gear Department in Lynn,
The first steel boats built by Desco Marine were unveiled recently at a christening and launching ceremony at the shipyard in St. Augustine, Fla. According to Desco Marine president Tom Collins, the shrimp boats La Marseillaise and LAmericaine
Blount-Barker Shipbuilding Corporation was recently formed and James A. Barker has been named the President and CEO. Blount-Barker, based in Warren, R.I., specializes in the design and shipbuilding of tugboats, cruise ships, high-speed ferries and dinner and passenger vessels.
H. Peter Young has been appointed vice president of marine operations for American President Lines (APL), according to H.B. Hubbard, senior vice presidentoperations. Mr. Young will have overall responsibility for the intermodal transportation
Louis J. Conti, chairman of the board of Marine Transport Lines, has announced a number of promotions in the operations and financial staffs of the company. Joseph G. Drescher has been appointed vice president-operations. He has been with the company for 14 years,
The 333-passenger ferry W.L. Callahan was recently delivered by Hydraulic Fishing Supply, Inc., Anacortes, Wash., to the State of Washington. The vessel was designed, built and delivered in a specified contract period of 168 days. Naval architects
Pickands Mather & Co., Cleveland, Ohio, has announced several major appointments for The Interlake Steamship Company. Pickands Mather, which manages Interlake, is a subsidiary of Moore McCormack Resources,Inc., Stamford, Conn. Louis H. Mensen
The first Crandall-designed railway drydock to be built in Massachusetts in 50 years has just been completed by Norlantic Diesel, Inc. at their repair yard in Fairhaven. This upgrading of Norlantic's facilities i l l u s t r a t e s the belief
Throughout the world, shipping companies are converting to less powerful but more efficient propulsion, switching to diesels, or striving to get a better handle on fuel consumption in both diesel engines and steam turbines. A New O r l e a n s - b a s e d technology company,
Spyros S. Skouras, chairman and chief executive officer of Prudential Lines, Inc., has announced that the shipping company has embarked on a fleetwide preventive maintenance program. Mr. Skouras said maritime systems engineers from the Stanwick Company of Norfolk, Va.