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New Pacific Coast

Shipping Association

Invites Membership

The newly formed Pacific Mer- chant Shipping Association in S'an

Francisco, Calif., is launching a move to bring into its ranks a broad range of West Coast ship- ping and commercial interests, in- cluding foreign-flag steamship com- panies.

At the start of the year, PMSA replaced the Pacific Coast Regional

Office of the American Institute of

Merchant Shipping, taking the same headquarters space on Sacramento

Street in San Francisco, as well as the same staff. Philip Steinberg, who had been head of the AIMS regional office, is president of the new organization.

Mr. Steinberg said that while

PMSA is focusing on the Pacific shipping industry, its membership expects to maintain a "cordial" and "cooperative" relationship with

AIMS. The latter organization has headquarters in Washington, and represents only American shipping companies.

PMSA and AIMS will often be working together for the same ob- jectives in such areas as Federal rules and legislation, Mr. Steinberg predicted.

Last fall, it appeared that AIMS was about to lose its West Coast

American-flag members—American aren't you a • • . • • V

It seems such a simple question: what happens to that last bit from a tank or tanker? Yes, but what is actually purged' and where is it left . . . just think about it and ask yourself how it would be if you used a different pumping technique.

A screwpump for example. A screwpump which also removes that very last bit. (The bit that often has economical value too!)

Does a screwpump meet your technical requirements?

Have a look at the brief data below and you'll know the answer.


President Lines and its American

Mail Line Division, States Steam- ship Co., and Pacific Far East

Lines. However, all but PFEL are within the AIMS organization..

Members of the Pacific Mer- chant Shipping Association include'

American President Lines and

American Mail, States Steamship,

Pacific Far East Lines, Matson

Navigation Co., and Alaska Hydro-

Train. The group is inviting as members all lines "without regard to size of vessels or nationality of vessel registry."

Various grades of membership will be established and it is also planned to open the association to such firms as steamship agencies and business organizations with maritime interests.

Neither rates nor labor negoti- ations will be dealt with by PMSA, said Mr. Steinberg. But it will be active in such fields as traffic con- trol, environmental problems, tax- ation affecting the shipping indus- try, and the like.

COMSAT General Corp.

Names David W. King

David W. King

COMSAT General Corporation,

Washington, D.C., has announced the appointment of David W. King as manager, maritime satellite sales.

Prior to joining COMSAT Gen- eral, Mr. King was coordinator, maritime telecommunication sys- tems for EXXON International.

Mr. King is well-known in the marine electronic industry and has wide international experience in the design, production, and implemen- tation of marine communications systems.

He served as immediate past chairman of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping Satellite

Committee, and represented AIMS at the International Chamber of

Shipping Coordinating Ad Hoc

Committee on Marine Satellites.

COMSAT General Corporation, a subsidiary of the Communications

Satellite Corporation (COMSAT), is the major participant in the establishment of the world's first commercial maritime satellite sys- tem with service planned for early 1975. The MARISAT program will provide the international maritime industry with a full complement of reliable two-way services, including voice, teletype, .facsimile and high- speed data.

COMSAT General's maritime sales office is located at 950 L'En- fant Plaza, S.W., in Washington,


Houttuin screwpumps for chemicals, light and heavy fuel oil, mollasses etc. strong self-priming action • uniform efficiency • direct coupling to the power source • no metal-to-metal contact inside the pumping chamber thanks to coupling gears mounted outside the pump casing • capacities from 5 to 4400 U.S.G.P.M. • lift up to 250 p.s.i. - suitable for temperatures up to 662 °F • available in many executions • negligible maintenance.

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