Reportedly the world's largest train ferry, the Railship III was recently commissioned for the Railship Group. Built by Schichau Seebeckwerft in Bremerhaven, the ferry increases the Railship Group's transportation capacity on the Baltic Sea route between
Robert E. Derecktor of Rhode Island, Inc., in Middletown, R.I., has launched the first of two passenger ferries for the City of New York Department of Transportation, Bureau of Ferry and General Aviation Operations. The $3.8-million Alice Austin
The new Flying Cat high-speed catamaran from Kvaerner Fjellstrand of Norway represents one of the most advanced vessels of its kind in the world. A first unit built to this design, the Kommandoren, was recently delivered to west Norwegian ferry operator Fylkesbaatane,
It was an excellent year for innovative design in world shipbuilding, and this is reflected by the ships selected as MARITIME REPORTER'S "Outstanding Oceangoing Ships of 1989." Members of this select group feature superior designs, sophisticated equipment and unique machinery,
Poland boasts a varied and capable ship and boat building and repair base, a core of shipyards and marine equipment suppliers tested and proven to provide advanced marine solutions for owners both domestic and foreign. The companies, which constitute the Polish marine industry,
This spring, Marystown Shipyard in Newfoundland is expected to start construction of a combined icebreaker and passenger ferry, with backing from Swedish icebreaking expertise. The provincial Department of Works, Services and Transportation ordered
Australian shipbuilder Austal Ships and its U.S. subsidiary, Austal USA, have each secured contracts for new vessels. Austal USA - which was the creation of a new shipyard in conjunction with Bender Shipbuilding in Mobile. Ala. - has signed a contract for a 1 12-ft.
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.
RO/RO 88, the 9th International Conference and Exhibition on through transport utilizing roll-on/ roll-off (RO/RO) methods, will be held at the Svenska Massan in Gothenburg, Sweden, from June 7-9, 1988. The central theme of the conference will be the future of the RO/RO business.
The Palermo shipyard of Fincantieri recently delivered the rail/car/ passenger ferry Logudoro to the Italian State Railways. The ferry is now in service between Civitavecchia, near Rome, to Golfo Aranci in Sardinia, and between Messina, in Sicily, and Reggio Calabria.