The M / V Ambassador, a 9,000-dwt roll-on/ roll-off trailership on order to a subsidiary of Transway International Corporation, was launched recently at the Jos. L. Meyer Shipyard, Papenburg, West Germany. The Ambassador was christened by Mrs. John W.
Constructed by Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA), the heavylift vessel Sibig Venture successfully completed sea trials recently. The new ship is owned by International Transport Contractors (ITC) of Haarlem, Holland. The purpose of the trials was to check and verify theoretical calculations,
William R. Mitchell Jr. has been appointed Chief of the Division of Commercial Cargo in the Maritime Administration's (MarAd's) Office of Market Development, it was announced by Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs.
—Literature Offered The Hyster Company of Danville, 111., has announced the expansion of its versatile XL line of lift trucks with the addition of seven new models in the Challenger 70-110XL series and the Challenger 135-155XL series. The Challenger 70-110XL
The International MacGregor- Navire Organisation, recognized leaders in the design and supply of marine cargo access and port equipment, recently announced the appointment of Ulf Hedberg as president, and Barry E. Gilmour as executive vice president of its worldwide group of companies.
Efficient fluid piping—whether it means reducing downtime, minimizing maintenance problems, reducing inventory, cutting costs or speeding up production—is a concern of almost every industry. Aeroquip Training Bulletin 582A, "How to Identify, Select and Install Hose Lines,
Alan Bernstein, president of the National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners (NAPVO), has announced the appointment of recently retired USCG Capt. Peter Lauridsen as the association's new technical consultant. Mr. Lauridsen, most recently Deputy Chief of the Office of Marine Safety,
Alaska Cargo Lines, Inc., a new barge company based in Seattle, Wash., has been formed to serve the ports of Dillingham, Nome, Bethel, and Kotzebue and the Yukon River ports which were left without service when Northland Marine Lines went out of business in December.
The Maritime Administration has released a technical report which provides the documentation f o r an Inland Waterway Port Model. The quantitative mathematical model was developed for use in studying operating characteristics of inland waterway port facilities.
The advantages of using Aeroquip Corporation's FT1097 portable hose assembly machine, a simple, fast and reliable way to produce hose assemblies with reusable fittings, are explained in a new company bulletin. Designed to speed production of Aeroquip