A new $47-million Syncrolift shiplift and land-level ship transfer facility, the largest and most technologically advanced installation of its kind in the world, was dedicated recently at the San Pedro yard of Todd Shipyards Corporation's Los Angeles Division.
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHIPBUILDERS COUNCIL OF AMERICA The year 1985 witnessed the continued resurgence of the United States as the world's foremost naval power. Measured by any yardstick, the Navy should meet its 600-ship goal by the end of this decade.
Selecting a "Technology-of-the-Year" for the June 2002 Yearbook edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was no smal task, and a decidedly unscientific one, at that. There were no editorial boards, voting slips, gala dinners or plaques. Simply put.
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,
Building fast RoPax vessels is nothing new for Australia's Austal Ships. The company, founded just 16 years ago. has quickly crafted a reputation as one of the largest and best builders of aluminum craft in the world, and today boasts an annual turnover in excess of $250 million.
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.
*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
Global Maritime Services, Inc. (GMSI), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a ship repair, machine shop, welding and fabrication facility, has completed the fabrication and assembly of the first Swirling Flow Research Combustor for Florida Atlantic University.
The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing demands on the petroleum industry to improve their products.
The Kiel-Friedrichsort shipyard of Lindenau GmbH Schiffswerft & Maschinenfabrik recently delivered the 12,100-dwt chemical tanker Hummel to her owners Carl Buttner Shipping Company of Bremen. The 477-foot Hummel is the sister ship of two vessels