NKK (Nippon Kokan) of Japan recently delivered the 42,000-dwt car/bulk carrier Merak Eighty, fitted with temporarily hoistable cardecks, to Irvine Shipping Inc. of Liberia. Shin-ichi Hirayama, president of NKK America Incorporated, said the bulk
Founded over 30 years ago, C.W.F. Hamilton & Co. Ltd. of New Zealand has introduced a new water jet for use aboard a wide range of vessels in both the commercial and passenger boat markets. The Hamilton Model 211 has been developed through the
0stensjo Rederi AS of Haugesund, Norway has received Ajax, one of the most powerful dedicated tanker escort tugs in the world, and the most powerful in Europe, for service on the west coast of Norway. Constructed by Astilleros Zamakona S.A. of Vizcaya/Bilbao,
The 22,210-dwt, multipurpose cargo vessel Sarita, built at the Hiroshima (Innoshima) Works of Hitachi Zosen, was delivered recently to her owner, Callisto Shipping Limited, Liberia. She is the last of five sister ships constructed in series at Hiroshima.
Autoship Systems Corp. (ASC) has initiated a new 'total system' approach to CAD/CAM software for shipyards, aiming to eliminate what it terms the most expensive CAD/CAM inefficiencies within the design-to-manufacture process: data exchange and
Deere & Company's Engine Group will begin to market John Deere marine engines for commercial applications in 1991. According to Deere, two marine models, rated at 80 to 250 hp (propulsion), are slated for introduction in early 1991. Three more models will be available later in 1991,
Operating 24-hours a day. seven days a week. WebPark Corp.'s Boat-Park.com offers customers with seamless online services — melding together the online boating/marine community manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, marinas and trade associations.
J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation, Tacoma, Wash., recently received a contract to build a 3,000- hp, twin-screw, Z-drive tug from Portland, Ore.-based Shaver Transportation Company. The new tug is a variation on the successful Z-30, two-man
Through recent technology breakthroughs and advancements, the leading manufacturers of marine electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise, and communications faster and easier.
For the first time, Det norske Veritas recently gave a type approval for an automation system which includes both control and regulation functions in addition to the main alarm system for unmanned engine room space (EO or UMS). The type approved system, from Valmet Automation a.