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Germanischer Lloyd

Reorganizes Operations


Lloyd (GL) has restructured its business opera- tions, dividing its two main operat- ing areas into maritime ser- vices and indus-

Dr. Hans Payer trial services. In a press meeting in

Hamburg on March 4, executive board members Dr. Hans Payer and Consul

Rainer Schondube said. The new structure advances our policy of contin- ually adding value to services, and enables us to better control and adapt our operations."

Of a total group turnover of $160.4 million in 2000, about 80 percent was provided by maritime services and 20 percent by industrial services. Maritime

Services, whose main operation is ship classification, is comprised of tightly focused central services coupled to the decentralized field service. The organi- zational structure runs along the value- adding chain with only three divisions: classification and flagstate affairs, ship technology and advanced engineering and strategic research.

The technical functions have been concentrated in a unit based in Hamburg to generate the best possible synergies.

The introduction of ship type managers within the ship technology division will be responsible for individual ship seg- ments on a project basis. Ship type managers have been established for the segments of container ships, multi-pur- pose ships, bulk carriers, panamax and post-panamax ships, RoRo ships, high speed craft, tankers and naval vessels.

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New Radio Holland Group

Is Now Independent

Radio Holland (Rotterdam) announced that the MBO of the SRH

Marine Group has been completed. Zen- itel (Brussels) and the RheinMetall

Group (Dusseldorf), both 50 percent shareholders in EMG EuroMarine Elec- tronics GmbH (Hamburg), agreed to divest SRH Marine.

The operation took place through an

MBO by the management of SRH, financed by ABN AMRO Capital (The

Netherlands). Consequently, SRH

Marine has now become an independent and leading international company in the maritime market.

The new name of the holding will be

Radio Holland Group, with headquar- ters located in Rotterdam.

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April, 2002

Celebrity Cancels Summit

And Infinity Sailings

Celebrity Cruises will send two ships,

Summit and Infinity, into unscheduled drydocks March 29 and April 13, respectively, to repair propulsion pods.

Both ships are operating safely but at a lower cruising speed.

Summit will cancel a March 29 sailing from Fort Lauderdale, and an 11 -night cruise April 8 will be shortened to a seven-night sailing April 12.

Infinity will miss its April 13 and 20 sailings from San Juan. Infinity will modify two itineraries.

The problem with the pods involves ball-bearing units that are wearing out prematurely. Consequently, ships must reduce their cruising speed, potentially falling behind schedule on port calls.

By making repairs as soon as possible.

Celebrity will avoid further changes in itineraries.

Both ships will be drydocked at the

Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport,


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