L.C. Ackerman, Charles H. Eure Jr., and O. Ray Yates Jr. have been elected to the board of directors at Norshipco, Norfolk, Va. Mr. Ackerman became associated with the Walker Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer and marketer of automotive exhaust systems and filters, in 1952.
Despite the recent drop in passenger bookings, some industry analysts are predicting that by the year 2000, more than 10 million passengers will take cruises annually. These projections are based on a growth level of 10 percent per year. Present cruise passenger levels stand at 3.
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 aim of any shipowner is obviously to keep a vessel in shape and operating for as many revenue-generating days as possible per year (cargo rates willing, of course). Singapore - which is one of the world's busiest ports - was the sight of a unique repair j ob on a Panamanian tanker.
Marland Environmental Systems, Inc., 57 West Avenue, Wayne, Pa. 19087, has named four distributors for the firm's sewage treatment equipment. These representatives are: East Coast — Atco Marine Corporation, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Gulf Coast — Russ- Taylor Company, New Orleans, La.
The executive board of Hapag- Lloyd AG, Hamburg, West Germany, recently announced that Hans D. Druegg, president and chief executive officer of Hapag- Lloyd (America) Inc., will assume an executive position in Hapag-Lloyd's European marketing and sales organization.
The election of Lola Grebe as a vice president of American Commercial Lines, Inc., Houston, Texas, was announced by E.D. Butcher, company president. Miss Grebe, with more than 30 years of experience in the treasury and accounting functions of American Commercial Lines,
Michigan Wheel Division, Dana Corporation, recently announced that it will now market a line of bow thrusters under the trade name of Michigan-Jastram. This exclusive arrangement applies to the United States, Canada, and Mexico. According to Chuck Dykstra,
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
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard and Houston Offshore International, Inc., recently commissioned the second offshore drilling rig built by Bethlehem for this Houstonbased drilling contractor. The rig is the Sabine I I ; Mrs.