One hundred years ago, German master boat builder Wilhelm Hatecke founded a shipyard in Dornbusch on the banks of Germany's Elbe River. In the early days, work focused on repairing and building wooden boats. Today, Ernst Hatecke's freefall lifeboats
From an address recently presented to The Annual Meeting of the Propeller Club of the United States Our inland and coastal barge industry is too little understood, indeed it is largely invisible and we have only to look into the mirror to discover who is to blame for that.
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.
To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable
Furuno Electric Company, Ltd. of Nishinomiya City, Japan, recently announced that they have concluded an agreement with Sait Electronics S.A. of Belgium to acquire International Skibs Radio A/S (ISR) of Denmark, a subsidiary of the Sait Group.
Elomatic Group of Turku, Finland, one of the leading design offices in Europe specializing in shipbuilding and marine engineering, is offering a free 12-page full-color brochure on its engineering expertise. Elomatic Group, which serves the international market,
Alstom Diesel engines and its three well-regarded brands — Mirrlees Blackstone, Paxman and Ruston — were recently bought by MAN B&W. Several recent deals have confirmed the continuing trend towards a consolidation of resources in the realm of marine propulsion equipment.
Available in the USA, Mexico and Europe exclusively from Raytheon Marine Company, this new satellite communications terminal is made by Japan Radio Company, the world's largest manufacturer of such systems. The JUE-45A is designed for merchant ships,
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,
According to a new study from Drewry Shipping Consultants, cheaper international oil prices will prove a major boost to tanker trade levels. Titled "The Outlook for Oil Trades to 1995," the Drewry report says if the spot crude price stabilized around