Alfred C. Bruggemann, outgoing president of the New York and New Jersey Dry Dock Association, has announced the election of Robert L. Massa as president for the new term. Mr. Massa was born and educated on Staten Island, N.Y., and attended Wagner College and Rutgers University.
Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas, announced recently that it has signed contracts for the construction of three new jackup rigs for its offshore drilling fleet in two Singapore shipyards. The company said the U.S.-flag rigs will be owned and operated by Zapata Off-Shore Company,
The Navy has awarded a total of $402.5 million in contracts for eight guided-missile frigates (FFGs) to Todd Shipyards Corp. and Bath Iron Works Corp. These are the second FFG production contracts awarded to each of these firms. Todd Shipyards received a $251.
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., recently announced promotions in the shipyard's Repair Department, as follows: Ed Hann, formerly repair superintendent, has been promoted to general superintendent-repair. He replaces Bob Nolde, who has retired.
Entering the 1980s, it is hard to believe that it is now more than six years since the last "boom" in the big bulk carrier market was ended by the "Oil Crisis," and an abrupt change in the trading pattern of the combined fleet. For much of this period,
Liner shipping is traditionally a cyclical business, subject to dramatic peaks and troughs and sudden changes in fortune in individual trade lanes. Today's ebullience among all sectors of container shipping, including its various intermediaries,
Walter Thorsen, Inc., New York, has announced its appointment as exclusive United States representative for drydockings and repairs for Eleusis Shipyards, S.A., Greece. Eleusis Shipyards, S.A., a completely private enterprise established in 1969,
Trinity Industries, Inc., subsidiary Halter Marine, Inc., was recently awarded a $31.2 million contract by the U.S. Army to build two, 273-foot logistics support vessels (LSV) for use by the Philippines Navy. The contract also includes an option