Blohm + Voss GmbH in Hamburg, which has built ships of all variety, shape and size for more than 125 years, has a tradition building megayachts since the mid-1980s. The latest project from its burgeoning stable is the M-147. a 482-ft. (147-m) long luxury yacht,
Albert R. Schultz has joined R.J. Brown and Associates in Houston as manager of the newly f o r m e d Offshore Terminals & Floating Production Systems Division. Mr. Schultz comes to RJBA after more than 12 years' experience in the design, engineering and construction management of harbors,
The container and RoRo fleets of the established carriers serving Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are aged. While none of these trades is experiencing rapid growth, the involved vessels are expensive to operate and increasingly expensive to maintain.
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, has taken delivery of the Gulf Dolphin (shown above), a 112- foot by 26-foot by 11-foot, 1,200- horsepower-class u t i l i t y vessel built by Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc. (HUDSHIP) in Pascagoula, Miss.
Keyes Offshore, Inc. of Houston, Texas, and the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries recently announced an agreement for the construction of two offshore oil drilling rigs at Ingalls facilities in Pascagoula, Miss. Keyes Offshore
As an endorsement of a commercially circumspect approach to double-hull bulk carrier design and construction, UK-based Graig Group has generated a tranche of orders for its cost-competitive Diamond ultra-handymax type. Although a letter of intent signed with China Shipbuilding Industry Corp.
Jardine Offshore Promet Pte. Limited, one of the leading steel fabricating firms in Southeast Asia, recently signed a license agreement with Paceco, Inc., a subsidiary of Fruehauf Corporation, 'to manufacture offshore equipment, to Paceco design, at their Singapore production facilities.
The Jacksonville Port Authority has budgeted nearly $34 million for capital improvement projects in the coming year, according to John R. Mackroth, Jacksonville Port Authority managing director. The planned expenditures are almost equally divided between the Marine and Aviation Divisions.
Construction of two new 295 ft. (90 m) hydrographic and oceanographic survey ships for the Royal Navy, under the prime contractorship of Vosper Thornycroft (VT), has taken another step forward with the initial blocks being moved to the berth in
In today's tightly competitive, global shipbuilding environment, every opportunity has to be taken to squeeze cost out of the system, notwithstanding the considerable advances already achieved, especially over the past five years, in efficiency and productivity.