The Gobierno Municipal de Ponce (City of Ponce), Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, recently ordered a Portainer® crane from Paceco, Inc., a subsidiary of Fruehauf Corporation, Alameda, Calif. Mayor Jose G. Tormos Vega represented the City of Ponce
The appointment of John B. Goode as operations manager for Prudential Lines in southern California was announced by Capt. M.H.K. Aschemeyer, general manager for the company's Pacific Southwest region. Working from Prudential's southern California offices at 444 West Ocean Boulevard,
The election of Mickey Lane, vice president of Strachan Shipping Company, to the board of directors was announced by Thomas H. Adams, president of Strachan Shipping Company. Mr. Lane, vice president-West Gulf for Strachan, has been associated with the firm for the past 17 years.
Marathon Manufacturing Company's Longview Division has delivered three LeTourneau 50-ton-capacity, rubber-tired Straddle Hoist cranes ordered by the Port of Houston (Texas) for its Barbours LASH/Container Terminal. All three cranes represent a total investment
Maher Terminals Inc. has embarked on a major expansion program at its container facility in Elizabeth, N.J. The p r o g r a m , scheduled for completion next August, includes the acquisition of a $4.2-million container crane, which will be added to its three existing cranes.
Within a recent one-week period, General Dynamics Corporation accepted two conditional orders f o r six liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers at a total cost of more than $1 billion. Three of the ships were ordered by Zapata Western LNG Inc., a subsidiary of Zapata Corporation of Houston.
A bold investment policy by TTS Technology of Bergen has hoisted the Norwegian group into the world's top three equipment suppliers in its specialized market segments. In many minds, the TTS name is synonymous with shipyard production systems and design,
American Steamship Company, Buffalo, N.Y., a subsidiary of General American Transportation Corporation (GATX), has ordered construction of a second new Great Lakes coal carrier. The $22-million 770-foot selfunloading motor vessel is scheduled for delivery in 1977.
British Petroleum and Stolt- Nielsen have signed a letter of intent which provides for British Petroleum acquiring an interest in Stolt Tankers and Terminals (Holdings) S.A., the chemicals shipping and related business of the Stolt-Nielsen Group.
Posidonia 80, the international shipping exhibition, is expected to be the most representative show ever. Over 600 companies from 40 countries will exhibit their hardware and services in Piraeus, Greece, June 2-7. Posidonia 80 is sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Mercantile Marine,