Two promotions to assistant v i c e president have been announced by the executive board of Columbus Line, One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y. 10048. Marco T. Pacella, formerly general manager, marketing and sales, has been named assistant vice
Rolf Andersson has been appointed vice president, marketing and sales, for Wartsila Diesel, Inc. He was previously project and estimate manager for marine sales at the Wartsila Vasa factory in Finland. Mr. Andersson has more than 10 years' experience
American United Marine Corp. (AUMC), Saugus, Mass., has been awarded the Top Achievement Award in 1988 by TFC Corporation, Minneapolis, Minn., for sales of Pollution Packer waste compactors to the maritime industry. The award was presented to Peter and John Lombard,
American Manufacturing Co., Inc. of Lafayette, La., one of the country's largest producers of rope and cordage products, recently announced the appointment of Albert T. Monaco as cordage engineer. Mr. Monaco has spent the last 35 years in a variety of engineering,
Bird-Johnson Company's Pascagoula, Miss., plant manager Jim Elliott has announced plans to expand their marine propeller manufacturing plant to meet the demands of new orders. The current 43,000-square-foot facility, which houses a modern foundry
—Literature Available Hydromer, Inc., has developed a water-based urethane drag-reducing overcoat called Sea- Slide™. Designed for the commercial market, it is an easy-to-apply finish that reduces friction between the boat's hull and the surrounding water
Tim Parker Sr., chairman of the board, and Tim Parker Jr., president of Parker Towing Company, have announced the promotion of Charles A. Haun to senior vice president, operations, and the addition of Edward W. Peterson as vice president, sales.
Coal-fired steamships are making a comeback on the high seas. Bulkships, limited of Sydney, has ordered two 75,750-dwt bulk carriers to serve the Australian bauxite trade. The c o a l - f i r ed steamships will be powered by General Electric Company geared marine steam turbines.
—Literature Available— The Commander SDM 5000 Flow Computer, a total energy management information center for calculating pressure and temperaturecompensated flow, has been introduced by Leslie Controls, Inc., Tampa, Fla. The new unit is designed to be used as a stand-alone flow computer,
Alaska Barge Lines (ABL), Inc., the new service begun by Seattle businessman Gordon D. McMillan and Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE), Inc., recently had its first sailing out of the Port of Tacoma, Wash. ABL operates a flat deck barge transporting