The much anticipated turnaround in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Patch is happening, and the companies that supply boats and services in the area are feeling the impact. Consolidation has touched every facet of the marine business — every facet of business — for nearly a decade.
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.
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.
This past June, Western Towboat launched its largest piece of high-performance machinery to date: the 120-ft (36.6 m) Gulf Titan. The vessel, which is 12 ft. (3.7 m) longer than Western's two previous builds, the Western Titan and Pacific Titan,
Liebherr-Werk Nenzing, Austria, recently received a large ships gantry crane order from Japanese shipbuilder Tsuneishi. The order, for three plus one multipurpose container- handling, jib-type gantry cranes of Liebherr's well-known type MPS with lifting capacities of 45 tons,
The following special section covers the major U.S. Navy contract awards received between the dates of July 31 through September 18 of this year. For coverage of Navy contract awards prior to these dates refer to Maritime Reporter, September 1987 issue,
One of the more difficult tasks facing both marine engineers and vessel owners contemplating new construction or the reengining of an existing vessel is keeping up with the latest developments in diesel engines for both main propulsion and auxiliary power.
Bay Shipbuilding Corp., of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., was recently granted an expansion of its Foreign Trade Sub-Zone operations by the U.S. Commerce Department. The expansion will allow Bay Shipbuilding to utilize facilities at its parent company, The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
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.
To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable