Matson Navigation Company has promoted John C. Couch to senior vice president, Barrick L. Prince to vice president, and Merle Kelai to assistant vice president, sales, it was announced by J.P. Gray, president. Mr.
Couch, a vice president since February 1978, will continue as Matson's area manager for southern California. Mr. Prince will continue as area manager for northern California, the position he has held since July 1980, and Mr.
Kelai will continue as Hawaii sales manager in Honolulu, the post he has held for the past eight years.
Mr. Couch joined Matson in San Francisco as assistant to the senior vice president, engineering and marine operations, in 1976.
He later headed Matson's freight division and served as president of Matson Terminals, Inc. He was appointed vice president, area manager, southern California, in July 1980.
Mr. Prince started in Los Angeles as assistant sales manager in 1976. He was promoted to sales manager, southern California, in April 1977, and was appointed general sales manager at San Francisco headquarters in December 1979. Mr. Kelai started with Matson in Honolulu in 1963. He became Honolulu district sales manager in 1969, and was promoted to Hawaii sales manager in 1973.
, when she was made freight cashier for the newly formed Prudential Grace Line and subsequently, accounting supervisor for Prudential Lines in southern California. Prudential Lines operates four passenger Cruiseliners that sail approximately every two weeks from Canada and West Coast ports to Mexico
. Maloney has worked at Bethlehem's San Pedro yard since 1941. He joined the yard after studying industrial engineering at the University of Southern California, and worked as a test engineer and sales engineer before being named assistant general manager in 1962. He has been the yard's general manager s
. A 16-year veteran of terminal, traffic and vessel operations management at APL, Mr. McClafferty assumes responsibility for all APL activity in southern California and seven Southwest states. Mr. Kourey, formerly managing director of the region, moves to a newly created position. In making the announcements
F.S. Goshert, vice president, Southern District for General Steamship Corporation, Ltd., in Los Angeles, Calif., has retired after completing 42 years of service with the company. Mr. Goshert, a graduate of the University of Washington, is widely known in Pacific Coast shipping circles, having
Aircrew Combat Training systems 50-60 miles off the U.S. East and West Coasts. Operational platforms are planned for a range off the coast of southern California, and are also proposed for the expansion into deep water of an existing range, already located in shallow water off the coast of North Carolina
in the early days of their meeting. Mr. Phalen, San Pedro-born and educated, began with C.J. Hendry in 1937, with Mr. Barg joining the southern California branch in 1940. Mr. Phalen left for U.S. Army service in 1942, returning in 1946. He returned to Hendry after spending over 25 years with Marine
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, Long Beach, Mr.
a swing and graveyard shift to complete required work. Dockside offers a complete repair facility to shipping companies o p e r a t i n g into southern California ports from San Diego to Port Hueneme. The shipboard service is backed by a fully equipped machine and welding shop. A wide range of materials us
E. Apple, was the introduction of Phillip Eisenberg, national president of MTS and past president of SNAME. Mr. Eisenberg is well acquainted in southern California. He had been in town on other business and heard of the scheduled meeting. He delayed his departure long enough to put in an appearance
by nearly a week between North America, the Pacific Islands and Australia. SSS added the 256-TEUApoZZo to make dedicated calls directly between Southern California and Pago Pago, where it primarily serves the tuna cannery there
responsibil- ity as region manager, U.S. West Coast, will be assumed by Michael Sloan. Mr. Sloan, who previously had been district manager, southern California, will be headquartered at the Devoe Marine manufacturing facility in Riverside, Calif. Devoe Marine Coatings is one of the largest producers
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shipbreaking facilities in business model could eventually lead to court rulings, such as the Harrier case, gal?”, the Basel Convention, created in Southern Asia to recycle the shipbreaking opera- have indicated that this lack of aware- 1992, “forbids transportation of hazard- their vessels. tions
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY Are the Z-drives as robust as conven- off the exterior edges of the propeller. you have more of an effect on slowing awesome, it is just a phenomenal orga- tional? No. But life is a compromise and You can have a cort nozzle that solves down the vessel at 90 degrees than
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY That’s signi? cant … were questions in the industry as to the solution. In my ? rst 12 months my con- gether.” And from that point on, we have It is signi? cant. There are still naysay- units robustness. versations with ZF were challenging to re? ned the Z-drive we
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY “No vessel can maneuver a tow into or out of a dock as good as the Z drive. And then you start talking about bumps and bruises on your barges, a lot of which come when you’re docking and undocking ... the safety contribution that Z-drives makes to marine transpor- tation
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY Photos: ZF/Martin Meissner Career development. Opportunity and investing in the Statistics.” In short it says is you can make statistics say boats at the 11:30 watch change so that we can have as people. And we have gone way out of our way to put whatever you want.
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WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY When Ed Grimm took the helm at STC ? ve years ago, he rode the boats for 90 days to get to know the operation and the people. What did he ? nd? “Pure pride of the brand. Pure pride of the history and the safety record. That pride of the quality of their crews,” said
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY “It’s health, it’s safety, it’s security, it’s environmental, its quality and it’s training. That is our license to operate, and if we take care of those things ? rst, a lot of times everything else just falls into place. I like to say we are in a 5 mph business –
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY The Southern Towing Company Pillars Every Southern Towing employee has a com- pany challenge coin (and the T-shirt!) embla- zoned with the company’s ‘pillars’. Ed Grimm describes what the pillars mean. • Success Through Commitment: “You have to be 100 percent; 100 percent
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY “In God we trust. All others must have data.” When Ed Grimm took the helm of Southern Towing Company (STC) as President and CEO, he inherited an enviable team of leaders, engineers, mentors, communicators and analysts. Today STC is a clear leader on the inland waterways
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T THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: OFFSHORE WIND “The US needs to develop a work- force from scratch,” noting that a mas- sive campaign was undertaken in the UK, something that needs to start now in the United States. Laura Smith, USA Director for Atlas Professionals from renewable energy? NJ wants to de- to the
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to be a more dominant force. have written many time in these pages Information Technology Vladimir Bibik Our cover story this month, an interview with Southern Towing President and CEO and those of our sister publications, Ed Grimm, is the perfect juxtaposition to the change that swirls around us, as
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Gulfport ar and Environmental Services elor’s degree in technical careers from Ingalls Shipbuilding celebrated the Bret Griebenow has been named vice Southern Illinois University. opening of its new Shipbuilder Acade- president of business development for my site in Gulfport. Participating in the nuclear
PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Seaspan Shipyards Clarke MacLeod Hargreaves Thomson Oliver Diaz Sandy studied aircraft maintenance Seaspan Shipyards Announces at Northrop University in Inglewood, Management Additions Seaspan Shipyards announced the ap- California and graduated as a me- pointment of James
, Blount was working another pair of vessels, including a 101 x 40-ft. steel double-ended passenger/vehicle ferry for Shelter Island, NY. To be named Southern Cross, it marks the third vessel built for South Ferry. In addition, the shipyard is building a 56-foot ice-break- ing, all-welded-steel, diesel
, Congress acted ing cargo vessel transits every year that It’s time for Congress to amend swiftly, fundamentally shifting and im- sail through the southern U.S. Arctic OPA 90 to re? ect the new realities of proving maritime disaster policy. The region following trade routes from an evolving Arctic
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sector companies think the total will be closer to $30 billion. The a giant test bed for new technologies.” Ports, of course, produce just a fraction of southern CA’s total The upcoming demo projects will start over the next few pollution load. The Ports could do everything right and the region months as
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW hen it comes to maritime related environmental issues, start to reverse these emissions. Additionally, and importantly, no two ports in the world have been more active, per- CO increases are sometimes allowed as a tradeoff. In their report Wsistent – and successful – than the San