Rapid technological advancement of large, fast, coastal and short-sea ferry designs is coinciding with favorable population and economic trends to create an important emerging new commercial market for U.S. shipyards and suppliers, according to TransTech Marine's report,
Miami Beach, Fla., February 23-25 Seatrade's fourth annual cruise shipping conference and exhibition, Cruise Shipping 88, will be held at the Fontainebleau Hilton in Miami, Fla., February 23-25. Last year, Cruise Shipping 87 was also held at the Fontainebleau Hilton,
The recent launching of the 50,000-grt Costa Classica, Costa Crociere's flagship, at Fincantieri's Marghera, Venice, shipyard was hailed by a Costa official as the return of the "golden age of great Italian cruise liners." Dr. Nicola Costa, president of the Costa Crociere Group, and Dr.
Throughout the history of shipbuilding, the key challenge too often has been how to build the right ship around a given propulsion system, rather than creating tailored propulsion system for the ship. That was true when the best propulsion "engines" available were sails,
The events of 1982 clearly indicated that the improvement in the world order book, which began in 1979, was only a shortlived respite from the problems which have beset the shipbuilding industry since the mid '70s. The total volume of new orders placed
The heart of today's Navy vessel, whether it is a cruiser, destroyer, frigate, corvette, minehunter or support craft, is the propulsion system. Many of these warships and naval auxiliaries demand high-performance, flexible and durable propulsion systems.
The year 2000 has enjoyed special significance as a transition year bridging two centuries. Similarly it has significance with U.S. lawmakers for the Second Session of the 106th Congress. As the last year of the currently elected Congress, this
Based in Northern Sweden, Glasis AB has developed, and is marketing a unique product called Recore. a material to be utilized in marine construction, which is designed not only for ease of use but also for strength and durability. The product (Recore
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., recently purchased a 545-foot-long steel floating drydock formerly operated at Todd Shipyards Corporation's Galveston, Texas, facility. The drydock, which recently arrived in Mobile, has been named
Matrix Desalination, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has introduced its new high-capacity Platinum Series® watermakers. The units are all custom-designed by Matrix engineers and built precisely to user requirements and operating conditions. They cost-effectively produce from 3,