—A SUPPLEMENT— This year Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (NNS), Newport News, Va., is celebrating its first century of leadership in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry. More than 700 vessels— from small tugboats to giant,
the Norsemen first cast off from her misty shores in their dragon-shaped long ships, Norway's prosperity has been intertwined with the sea. An integral part of this deep-rooted maritime tradition is a spirit of innovation which has enabled this rugged,
American Marine Holdings, builders of Donzi and Pro-Line Boats, signed an agreement with the U.S. Office of Naval Research to build and test a 103 ft., hi-speed, air-inducted vessel under their government sales division's new aluminum catamaran line, SeaCoaster.
Port Allen Marine Services (PAMS), a subsidiary of Midland Affiliated Company, recently delivered the first of two butadiene tank barges to Shell Oil Company. The second barge is scheduled for delivery one month after the first. These barges have an overall length of 205 feet, beam of 52.
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,
No matter which set of shipbuilding tables or statistics one studies, there is no escaping the fact that Japan continues to be the world's leading shipbuilding nation, supplying over 50 percent of the world's tonnage. This has been achieved, moreover,
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,
The proliferation of sleek, unique and fast ferries on U.S. waterways is slowly becoming the reality that has been much discussed for decades. While the country does not have an inate "ferry mentality" that is so prevalent in the European culture,
Rowan Companies, Inc. has contracted with Marathon LeTourneau Company, a Marathon Manufacturing company, a subsidiary of The Penn Central Corporation, for the construction of the world's largest bottom supported mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU).
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