It is an unmistakable fact—the second tier shipyards of the nation are still experiencing a severe economic depression. New construction starts on inland and coastal equipment are virtually non-existent. Overall employment levels continue to decline,
Builder Astilleros Espanoles, Sevilla Yard Name Dawn Merchant Type RoPax Owner Cenargo Intl. The 7,360-dwt Dawn Merchant melds a high operating speed, sustainable in bad weather, and an exceptional standard of passenger accommodation with 'best practice' as applied to Ro-Pax ferry design.
November 9-12, New York, N.Y. One of the most important yearly events in the commercial marine industry, the 96th Annual Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the concurrent 7th International Maritime Exposition,
review of some of the oceangoing vessels that were converted during the past year for military and commercial applications. ANTARES Avondale Shipyards The USNS Antares, redelivered this year by Avondale Shipyards, Inc., was the first of three
Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, recently delivered the 15,000- cubic-meter LPG/ammonia carrier Skulte to AKP "Sovcomflot," Moscow. The 518-foot-long by 70-footbeam newbuilding, named after a place in the Gulf of Riga, is the fourth ship in a series of six gas carriers for the USSR.
*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
At the Papenburg, West Germany, shipyard of Meyer Werft the containership Ville D'Orient was converted into a combined sheep/cow carrier and recently delivered on schedule to the Turkish-Libyan Joint Maritime Transport Company of Istanbul, which will lease the ship from the principals,
The American Waterways Operators, the national trade association of the inland and coastal tug and barge industry, will hold its annual meeting and spring convention on April 4-5, 1991, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. All AWO members,
Keppel Shipyard, a member of the Keppel Hitachi Zosen Group, has secured a $3.9 million jumboization contract from Baggermaatschappij Boskalis bv (Boskalis), an operating arm of the Royal Boskalis Westminister Group in the Netherlands, to upgrade its Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger,
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.