Boca Raton, Florida — J u n e 3—6 The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. James S. Gracey, will address the American Petroleum Institute's 1984 Tanker Conference, which will be held in Boca Raton, Fla., June 3-6. This year's meeting, at the Boca Raton Hotel and Club,
World shipbuilding orders in 1987 rose to an estimated 13.5-million gross metric tons from 12.7-million tons in 1986, according to Lloyd's Register of Shipping Annual Report. This was an optimistic sign, reversing a three-year decline in the shipbuilding industry.
A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels featured during 1984 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ASIE DUA Halter Marine The second of Halter Marine's new
—Literature Available Krupp MaK Maschinenbau GmbH of Kiel, West Germany, recently signed a 40-million Deutsche mark (about $21.6 million) contract with the Canadian shipyard Halifax Dartmouth Industries Limited for the complete retrofit of the
As part of its $13.2-billion merger with Gulf Corporation, Chevron Corporation has announced the consolidation of the Gulf and Chevron marine transportation organizations. Gulf's fleet of 11 tankers will be consolidated with Chevron's for a merged
The number and tonnage of vessels delivered by U.S. yards during the past year were up from 1984, thanks mostly to construction for the Military Sealift Command's build-and-charter program. Six of the nine ships completed, and 155,862 of the total 164,711 dwt, were for charter to the MSC.
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
Ulstein Hatloe A/S of Ulsteinvik, Norway, recently delivered the 5,129-gt combination research/passenger ship Polar Circle to Rieber Shipping Company Polar Circle. With a length of 300 feet, the Polar Circle can accommodate a total of 120 passengers and crew in 65 cabins.
Douglas Watson, president and general manager, has announced the formation of West State, Incorporated (WSI) and the opening of their new facility at the Port of Portland Ship Repair Yard on Swan Island, Portland, Ore. This full-service ship repair company was founded, according to Mr.
Much as h a s t r a n s p i r e d in m a i n s t r e am c o n s u m e r markets, the dot c o m craze has r e c e n t l y e n v e l o p e d the maritime w o r l d w i t h p r o m i s e s of c o s t s a v i n g s and o p e r a t i o n a l e f f i c i e n c i e s.