A & B Industries

OUTSTANDING PASSENGER VESSELS OF 1990

Despite recent concern about overcapacity in the cruise industry, new and refurbished luxury liners and cruise ferries continue to enter the market with more and more berths in an effort to attract firsttime and repeat cruisers. However, according

 

E.C. Flint Promoted At Zidell's Marine Construction Division

Edward C. Flint has been promoted to production manager of the Marine Construction Division of Zidell Explorations, Inc., Portland, Ore. In his new position, Mr. Flint, who has 20 years of marine construction experience, will be responsible for all phases of Zidell barge construction,

SNAME 1991 Annual Meeting & 1 Oth Annual Internation al Maritime Exposition

New York, New York, November 13-16 One of the most import a n t marine shows in the U.S., the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engin e e r s (SNAME) Annual Meeting and International Maritime Exposition will holdits 1991 conference in New York City from November 13-16.

Boat Workers Rally For Luxury Tax Repeal

About 400 people consisting of boat workers, Senators and Congressmen rallied on the center steps of the U.S. Capitol Building to urge Congress and the White House for the immediate repeal of the luxury tax, which has severely hurt the U.S. boatbuilding industry.

High-Speed Innovative Containership To Be Designed By Japanese

Key To Fast Ship Design May Be Submerged Cylinders An $11 million project to design a small containership that will travel 55 miles an hour and carry 1,000 tons of cargo is being carried out by the Japanese Government and several Japanese shipyards.

Marine Concrete Structures Relocates Headquarters

Marine Concrete Structures, Inc., has moved its corporate headquarters to 2030 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, La., Don Payne, president, announced. All administrative, accounting, engineering, purchasing and sales offices are housed in this facility.

Promoting A Modal Shift

The actual extent of European public funding to promote a modal shift from road to waterborne transportation has up until now — been far outweighed by political discourse on the subject — no doubt designed to appeal to the popular, environmentalist vote.

United Defense Receives Theater Surface Award

United Defense Industries, Inc. received the Theater Surface Combatants Award for Excellence, at its shipyard in Norfolk, Va. This award was presented to NORSHIPCO, a member of the United States Marine Repair (USMR) family of shipyards, during a ceremony at the yard in August.

ABS Classes 127 New Vessels In September

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 127 new vessels worldwide in September. The vessels totaled 1,705,864 deadweight tons, or 940,520 gross tons, and included 13 bulk carriers, four very large crude carriers (VLCCs), one roll-on/roll-off vehicle carrier,

 
 
A & B Industries aboard ABS acquisition administration aircraft