The IMO deadline for fitting new ships with Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) is less than one year away. After July 1, 2002, all newbuilds over 300 grt must be equipped with an approved AIS transponder system. Leica Geosystems, one of the pioneering companies in AIS technology,
Constantine G. Caras has been named vice president of Ogden Corporation, it was announced by Ralph E. Ablon, chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Caras joins Ogden from LTV Corporation where he was vice president, group counsel, of an LTV subsidiary.
Robert L. Fagan has rejoined The Stanwick Corporation as director, Advanced Systems Development, it was announced by Tad Stanwick, president. In this new capacity, Mr. Fagan will coordinate the expansion of the company's systems engineering, logistic support
Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation (NORSHIPCO) recently announced major changes in its corporate structure. John L. Roper III has been elected chairman of the board of directors. Formerly president and chief executive officer, he will continue as CEO.
Bulkfleet, Inc., the Texas-based marine company that introduced heavy fuel-burning deep-notched vessels to the United States, has consolidated its interests, including a first-class passenger cruise line, under the name Signet Corporation, J. Barry Snyder,
The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association of the domestic inland and coastal barge and towing industry, has chosen its 1989 leadership. J.A. Tinkey, president, Mid-America Transportation Company, Fairview Heights, 111.
Albert L. Bossier Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Avondale Industries, Inc., has been chosen to receive the 1989 Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award given by the Navy League of the United States, a 70,000-member civilian organization
Robert E. Curry Jr. has been named vice president and head of the Legal Department, and Kathleen Ritch has been named secretary of the Ogden Corporation, it was announced by Ralph E. Ablon, Ogden chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Curry j o i n e d Ogden in 1975,
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology has received its fair share of critics up to present, mainly due to poor made installations and lack of training. The problems are currently taking the focus from the positive side where is has
C.L. Graves, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., has announced the election of eight officers of the company to positions which reflect their primary functions, and recognize the realignment of duties