John M. Johnson has been promoted to manager of shipyard systems for Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, according to Ed Krabacher, executive vice president and general manager. In his new position, Mr. Johnson will be responsible for sales, product development,
Polar Tankers, Inc. unveiled its third state-of-the-art Endeavour Class doublehulled tanker. Polar Discovery, during a christening ceremony on April 13, at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Avondale shipyard in New Orleans, La. Phillips Petroleum Company,
Louisiana Yard Designs, Engineers & Constructs Variety Of Sophisticated Excursion Boats Based in Morgan City, Louisiana, Service Marine Industries, Inc., is a complete yard that offers vessel owners a wide range of custom design, engineering,
Burmeister & Wain Shipyard (B&W), Copenhagen, Denmark, recently delivered the Panamax bulk carrier Solidarnosc (BCT70), first vessel in a series of six vessels for the Polish Steamship Company. A second BCT70-type bulk carrier for the Polish Steamship Company,
Detyens Shipyard continues to expand its dredge work, with numerous contracts at all three of its locations; the Main Yard in Charleston, S.C., the Wando Yard in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and its Jacksonville, Fla. yard. Last year Detyens completed work for six different operators.
During her keel laying ceremony, the first 600-ton module section of the MS Maasdam's double bottom was placed in the shipbuilding dock at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The 35-foot-long ship's keel section extends the full width of the vessel and stands 25 feet high.
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.
In the fall of 1999, American Classic Voyages (AMCV) announced plans to almost singlehandedly revive the business of building cruise ships in the United States. Critics claimed it couldn 't be done, but the ships steadily took shape on the building ways in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
Report On SCA Seminar On World Shipbuilding An aura of optimism, albeit a cautious one, permeated the conference room at the recent second shipbuilding and repair program sponsored by the Shipbuilders Council of America. The very first speaker,
Grandin S. Vought, an executive at Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company in Chester, Pa., since 1983, has been named vice president for operations with responsibility for all phases of new ship construction, it was recently announced by William T.