Since opening in 1869, enlargement of the cross section of the Suez Canal has been carried out at frequent intervals such that the original cross section of 300 square meters for ships of up to 6.7 meters draft has increased to 1,800 square meters
MacGregor-Navire (MGN), the leading designer of cargo access equipment (CAE), has supplied the innovative shortsea RO/LO vessel Alster Rapid with a shipset of CAE that for originality and the mix of cargo made possible by its use, must stamp it as unique.
Seakeeping refers to motions of a vessel in waves, but sea-kindliness is a characteristic sought after in most vessels. A sea-kindly vessel is easy on its crew and easy on its gear. Trying to d e f i n e sea-kindly is d i f - ficult. The deep sea
Glacier Bay Yacht Tours, Inc. of Seattle will take delivery this month of a Nichols Brothers Boat Builders 370-passenger catamaran, Glacier Bay president Robert Giersdorf has announced. Nichols Brothers is building the 86-foot, high-technology catamaran,
Nedlloyd Inc., 5 World Trade Center, Suite 617, New York, N.Y. 10048, general agents for Leif Hoegh & Company in the USA, have announced that L. Hoegh & Company A/S of Norway (Oslo) recently placed an order with Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan
As part of the drift of heavy industrial activity from Europe to the Far East, production of two-stroke diesel propulsion machinery has become the province of the leading national players in newbuild construction. However, close to the northern tip of Jutland,
The Maritime Administration has released a technical report, "Marine Bunker Fuels-Analysis and Forecast of Price and Availability," which forecasts the possible prices and availability of two major bunker fuels — No. 2 marine diesel and high sulfur residual fuels.
President Clinton announces contract award; Title XI financing plan helps secure order A direct beneficiary of the Title XI financing guarantees was Trinity Marine Group (TMG), a subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc., which includes 15 shipyards.
Seebeckwerft of Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently received a DM65-million ($38.9-million) order from the Railship Group to build a 10,000-dwt rail/freight ferry. She is the third ferry of this type to be ordered by Railship from Seebeckwerft over the last few years.
Bridgestone Tire Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, recently received a sizable order for large-bore marine hose for unloading crude oil, from Fluor Ocean Services, Inc., Houston, Texas, who is the contractor for the project of the Louisiana O f f s h o r e Oil Port (LOOP).