At a time when even the lowercost Japanese and the aggressive South Korean shipbuilding fraternities are experiencing some difficulties, there are signs of success in the Scandinavian countries. The shipbuilding industries of each of these four traditional maritime nations are still active,
The first of Austal's Auto Express 101 ferries is scheduled to debut this month for Spanish operator, Euroferrys, across the Strait of Gibraltar. The 331 ft. (101 m) Euroferrys Pacifica is the largest of Austal's flagship Auto Express car ferries ever built,
—A Review— FOR MORE INFORMATION If you wish to receive additional information on any of the yards described in the review, circle the appropriate reader service numbers) listed under each company's name, using the postage-paid card bound into the back of this issue.
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corp., has begun building an Incat-designed catamaran for a southern California operator. Beginning in May, Catalina Channel Express will provide excursion and commuter service aboard the 102- foot Jet Cat Express from its home base of San Pedro,
Vancouver Shipyards of North Vancouver, Canada, has been awarded a $35-million contract to install a new upper vehicle deck and re-engine the 4,903-gross-ton Queen of New Westminster, a ferry belonging to British Columbia Ferry Corporation. The
Cruise + Ferry, a biennial trade show which focuses on the lucrative cruise and ferry market, has been scheduled for May 29-31, 1991 at the Olympia 2 Conference and Exhibition Center in London, England. With the cruise industry in an explosive
Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, La., recently delivered twin deck barges, the Mobro 128 and Mobro 129, to their owner, Moody Bros, of Jacksonville, Fla. The twin deck barges, each measuring 120 feet long by 45-foot beam, are both equipped with two 22-inch-diameter spud wells.
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,
A Review Over the years we have published many feature articles that reviewed the latest designs and developments of diesel engines per se. For the review that follows, we decided to report on the many kinds of ancillary equipment and services
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,