American President Lines has announced plans to build five large new vessels for delivery in mid-1988. The ships are part of a three-year capital program of approximately $500 million to significantly improve efficiency and expand the company's
—Report A v a i l a b l e— Over the years, numerous experiments have taken place in ship towage. One concept, however, has remained unchanged, that being the Voith water tractor. This year the 500th Voith water tractor is under construction, which
As part of its strategy to foster business in the high-speed marine transportation sector, Spain's IZAR Group is collaborating with the British technical consultancy Nigel Gee & Associates (NGA) in the development of fast RoPax and RoRo vessel designs.
Holding on to its 128-year -dam tradition, Holland America unveiled two new additions to its fleet — tns Zuiderdam and ms Oosterdam — at the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention. Measuring 951 ft. (289.8 m) each, the duo, which will mark the beginning of the five-ship Vista Class Series,
1989 SNAME Meeting To Feature Diversified Technical Papers— Small Craft To Icebreakers, CAD/CAM To Instrumentation
In a continuing effort to be responsive to the opinions of its membership, the Society of Naval Archit e c t s and Marine Engineers (SNAME) is planning a more diversified technical program for its 1989 Annual Meeting to be held in New York in November.
Two large crane barges are to be built to Lloyd's Register class by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. for the Heerema Group. A design appraisal will be carried out by the Society's Offshore Services Group, and the barges will be built under survey at the Mitsui Shipyard.
Caterpillar Marine Systems is offering a free catalog on their marine engine/transmission and marine generator set lines. The 20-page catalog lists a dozen Cat marine propulsion diesels including: 3304, 3208, 3306, 3408, 3412, D379, 3508, D398, 3512, D399 and 3516 models.
Costa Crociere's impressive new Costa Atlantica gives first form to the so-called Panamax-Max generation from Kvaerner Masa-Yards, embodying the 8000-class design concept developed in conjunction with the Italian operator and its parent Carnival group.
—Literature A v a i l a b l e— Cummins Engine Co., Inc., which acquired majority ownership of Onan Corporation in early 1986, recently announced an agreement with Hawker-Siddeley and Onan Corporation whereby Cummins will assume responsibility for the Onan L series diesel engines.
For the second time in only a f ew months, the authorities of the People's Republic of China have approved a license agreement between a Chinese diesel engine builder and B&W Diesel A / S of Copenhagen. The new agreement grants to China Corporation of