United States Lines Appoints Robert H. Splan

William J. Klauberg, vice president- Eastern Division of United States Lines, has announced the appointment of Robert H. Splan as general manager-South Atlantic Region. He will be based at the Lines' office in Atlanta, Ga., and will report directly


Crowley Maritime Appoints Richard Simpson And Alan Cavis To Caribbean Division Posts

Two key executive appointments have been made in the Caribbean Division of Crowley Maritime Corporation, according to a recent announcement by Robert Homan, general manager of CMC affiliate Trailer Marine Transport Corporation, Jacksonville, Fla.

Hitachi Zosen Receives Floating Pontoon Jetty Contract From A r a b i a

Yasuhiko Kosa, director and general manager of the Hitachi Zosen Offshore Plant Division, has announced the receipt of an order from the Ministry of Public Works and Housing of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to construct three floating pontoon jetties.

Keels & Appendixes

Nils Lucander, based in Tacoma, Wash., has designed boats for more than 40 years. The views and claims presented in the following article are those of Mr. Lucander, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Maritime Reporter & Engineering News staff,

Shipping Executives To Review Maritime Policy At Oakland Conference

Shipping industry leaders will gather at the rim of the Pacific Basin late this month to outline their views on the shape of a progressive national maritime policy at the 3rd Annual Port of Oakland International Transportation Conference Oct. 25 and 26.

Santa Fe Diving Services Awarded Contract To Provide RCV And Crew

Santa Fe Diving Services, Inc. of Houma, La., has been awarded a contract by Montreal Micoperi J.V. to provide a remote-controlled underwater vehicle and a crew of operators to assist in the installation of two oil-production platforms off Brazil for the government oil agency, Petrobras.

R.R. Barkerding Joins Ryan-Walsh Stevedoring

Robert R. Barkerding Sr., foreign trade consultant and past port director of New Orleans, has joined R y a n - W a l s h Stevedoring company as senior vice president. He will be responsible for the overall supervision of all corporate activities in the New Orleans area.

Alvin Goodspeed Named General Sales Manager At GM-Detroit Diesel

Alvin B. Goodspeed, general director of export sales, automotive components for the General Motors Marketing Staff, has been named general sales manager of Detroit Diesel Allison Division, General Motors Corporation. He will have executive responsibility for

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Alfa-Laval of Fort Lee, N.J., one of the world leaders in liquid separation, thermal, and continuous process technology recently announced it has been chosen by U.S. Lines, Inc. to supply all of the fuel and lube purifiers plus other equipment for 12 jumbo containerships.

Metric Constructors Win $3.3-Million Contract

Metric Constructors, Inc. of Charlotte, N.C. has been awarded a $3,378,000 contract by the North Carolina Department of Transportation for the construction of a new marine maintenance facility at Manns Harbor. State-owned vessels, including ferries,

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