Central to McAllister Towing and Transportation's future growth prospects is the acquisition of vessels like the new Janet M. McAllister, a highly sophisticated Z-drive tug built by Eastern Shipbuilding which "has all of the bells and whistles," according to Captain Brian McAllister.
With the LNG market heating up and owners needing to move quickly to take advantage of profitable opportunities, the work of three companies —Texon, Elefsis Shipyard and ABS — will be remembered fondly. In less than four weeks, Swedenbased Texon
—Color Brochure Offered The first U.S. commercial SWATH (Small- Waterplane Area Twin-Hull) vessel, the 500- passenger ferry Navatek I prototype, to American Bureau of Shipping Class is being built by Pacific Marine, Honolulu, Hawaii, at Thompson Metal Fab shipyard in Vancouver, Wash.
The 9,280 horsepower Ocean Reliance is the first of two tugs built by Marinette Marine Corp. for Vessel Management Services, a Crowley Maritime Co. The vessel is intended to operate as a tug/barge unit in conjunction with the 155,000-barrel tank barge 550-3.
William N. Johnston, former chairman and president of the American Bureau of Shipping and the ABS Group of companies died on September 7, 1989. He lived in Short Hills, N.J., and had retired on October 1, 1987, following 36 years with this 127-year-old
Am-Can Transportation, Inc. recently announced the introduction of a new tug-barge service to Great Lakes shippers. With the tug-barge, Am-Can will provide service to both line haul and to side port shippers, concentrating on fast, reliable service
The SMM exhibition in Hamburg has once again proven that it is the cradle of marine technology and the grand-daddy of all marine exhibitions. On display in 12 separate halls were more than 1,300 exhibitors from more than 50 countries, launching
*Editor's Note: This exclusive article has been excerpted from a special report by Peter P. Lombard, president, American United Marine Corporation, and Flemming D. Christensen, A/S Vesta. Starting December 31, 1988, the U.S. Coast Guard will begin
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc. Wis., has emerged as a premier builder of U.S. megayachts, with a number of projects in the pipeline, most notably the Mirgab V (pronounced meergahb). In fact, history was made when the company announced Mirgab V.