As the U.S. — and the world — tries to thwart terrorist attacks in the planning stage, container shipping has become a focal point. From electronic seals to radiation detection devices mounted on container cranes, the effort to ensure attack from the sea does not come via a 20-ft.
Mechanical engineer Till Braun of Germanischer Lloyd is passionate about precision. "If I was building a boat, any boat, I would want to have a classification society involved," he says. Till, Project Manager for the society's Diesel Engines and Emissions Department,
the Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, led a group of New York City marine insurance companies in forming a not-for-profit, benevolent purpose society to promote the safety of life at sea. This evolved into the American Bureau of Shipping which
Signs Of Improvement As Passenger Ship Orders Rise Despite battling what the European Community termed "aggressive, irregular and unfair international competition" from the Far East, European shipyards showed signs of improvement during late 1987 and early 1988.
Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., New Orleans, La., recently announced that it has named Neil G. McManus vice president, planning and analysis, and Octave Livaudais assistant vice president, liner services, Atlantic division. Mr. McManus, who began his career
International Paint Company, Inc. has announced availability of a new, 14-page technical bulletin introducing its "Intersmooth SPC Family of Self Polishing Copolymer Antifoulings," which the company reports "cut fuel costs an average 12 percent yearly.
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 1,056 new vessels of 12,581,000 deadweight tons, or 6,636,000 gross tons, in the first six months of this year, chairman and president Robert T. Young reported at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York City.
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command announced the acceptance of rates offered by 16 U.S.-flag ocean carriers under its container and shipping agreements for the period October 1, 1989 through March 31, 1990. In the upcoming six-month cycle,
—Literature Available A new primer, specially developed for application on damp steel surfaces, was recently introduced by Hempel's Industrial Coatings, a worldwide manufacturer of industrial, offshore and container coatings. Called Hempadur 1557,
Hewitt-Robins International Inc. has released a new four-color, tri-language brochure on Cargoveyor Systems — automated, continuous ship unloading/loading of bags, cartons and boxes. The new brochure offers practical solutions to the problems involved in the unloading and loading of bags,