American Heavy Lift Shipping Company Names Two Top Executives

Winthrop A. Wyman and J.

Terrence Hammer have been appointed president and executive vice president-general manager, respectively, for American Heavy Lift Shipping Company (AHL), a jointly owned venture of Gulf Oil Corporation and Hansa Lines of Bremen, West Germany.

In addition to his AHL responsibilities, Mr. Wyman, who joined Gulf in January 1977, will continue as general manager-marine transportation for Gulf Trading and Transportation Company (GT&T), a division of Gulf Oil Corporation. He is a native of Minneapolis, Minn.

Mr. Hammer has held a succession of managerial posts of increasing responsibility since joining Gulf in 1970. He will manage the American Heavy Lift operations from the company's headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa., until the spring of 1978. At that time, AHL headquarters will be transferred to Philadelphia, Pa.

American Heavy Lift, incorporated on November 18, 1976 in Delaware, is owned 75 percent by Gulf Oil Corporation and 25 percent by Hansa Lines of Bremen, West Germany. Gulf Trading and Transportation will manage and operate AHL's heavy-lift vessels. Hansa Lines, one of the oldest and largest operators of heavylift ships in the world, will be responsible for marketing the worldwide services these vessels will perform.

Two heavy-lift vessels are now under construction for AHL by Peterson Builders, Inc. in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The vessels are being designed to lift single cargo pieces weighing over 400 tons, and roll-on/roll-off of 1,000-ton items via a bow ramp. Cargoes for the heavy-lift vessels will include generator components, nuclear reactor parts, locomotives, industrial plant components and other heavy machinery.

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