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Long Beach Pilots Go Far Out With New Boat

Jacobsen Pilot Service Inc., Long Beach Calif. Received a new 54-ft. (16.4-m) welded aluminum pilot boat from Hike Metal Products Ltd. in Wheatley, Ontario, Canada this past July. Hike Metal was approached in the early summer of 2002 after Jacobsen

 

Solutions in Panama

The owners of a 34.000-ton container vessel contacted Hydrex to carry out a repair requiring a 700 mm x 300 mm insert into the vessel's shell plating. A crack had developed in the plating right next to the bulkhead, which needed to be dealt with quickly before it became a major problem.

Nine M A N B & W Holeby GenSets Ordered For Three Containerships To Be Built At Odense Shipyard

MAN B&W Diesel, Holeby has received an order from A.P. Moller of Denmark for nine diesel generator sets for three 4,200-TEU container vessels to be built at Odense Steel Shipyard, Denmark. The diesel generator sets of type 9L28/32 H, each with an output of 2,

Keel Laid At Todd San Pedro Yard For Matsonia's New Midbody Section

Conversion of Matson Navigation Company's RO/RO trailership Matsonia to a combination RO/RO and LO/LO container carrier is prolressing on schedule as the 236- ton keel unit of the ship's new midbody section was placed on the building ways at Todd Pacific Shipyard in San Pedro, Calif.

Polish Shipbuilding Industry Consolidates, While Competition Continues To Boom

Poland boasts a varied and capable ship and boat building and repair base, a core of shipyards and marine equipment suppliers tested and proven to provide advanced marine solutions for owners both domestic and foreign. The companies, which constitute the Polish marine industry,

Subsidy Board Approves CDS For $1.7-Million Delta Line Retrofits

The Maritime Subsidy Board has approved Delta Steamship Lines' application for construction- differential subsidy (CDS) to increase the cargo-handling capability of two breakbulk vessels that it operates in its subsidized foreign service. The total approved CDS amount is $534,792.

New CEO at Kvaerner Philadelphia

David E. Meehan was appointed President & CEO of the Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard, replacing Gunnar Skjelbred, who has headed the yard since 2002. The Philadelphia yard recently delivered its first newbuild ship, Matson's container vessel Manukai.

Port Briefs INTERNATIONAL SCENE

Hong Kong Relinquishes Top Box Port Title Although apparently relinquishing its title as the world's leading container port to Singapore in 1990, Port of Hong Kong officials expressed satisfaction with the fact that the port showed an increase in box traffic of 14.

NEW NAVY BUDGET: OVER $100 BILLION

Changes Create New Supplier Opportunities The Department of Defense has requested $311.6 billion in new budget authority for the fiscal year (FY 1987) beginning October 1, 1986. Included in the budget request, biggest ever in U.S. peacetime history,

NICOR Expands Offshore Fleet With Acquisition Of Two Additional Companies

NICOR Inc., Naperville, 111., c h a i r m a n and p r e s i d e n t C.J. Gauthier recently announced acquisition w'th NICOR common stock of two marine transportation companies — Arthur Levy Enterprises, Inc. and Offshore Island Boats, Inc. These

 
 
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