Smit Pioneer, the first of Smit International's new class of multipurpose offshore installation vessels, has been busy in its first few months of service. This vessel is one of four former LASH barge carriers purchased by Smit over the past two years.
The 89th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will convene at The New York Hilton Hotel, New York, N.Y. on November 19-21, 1981. "This is by far the Society's largest annual event," stated John J. Nachtsheim, president of the Society,
Free Literature Available Increasing containerization in shipping has necessitated the development of a number of advanced ship-mounted loading systems to shorten berthing times in port and to make cargo-handling more costeffective. One of the
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
Autoship Systems Corp. (ASC) has initiated a new 'total system' approach to CAD/CAM software for shipyards, aiming to eliminate what it terms the most expensive CAD/CAM inefficiencies within the design-to-manufacture process: data exchange and
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A research project by the Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, "Ship of the Future," has led to an active cooperation between shipowners, suppliers, shipyards, and research institutions in the field of ship automation.
Through recent technology breakthroughs and advancements, the leading manufacturers of marine electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise, and communications faster and easier.
Valves, valve actuators, and other accessories are vital components in any ship's piping systems for cargo, fuel, ballast, steam, seawater, and many other applications. Valve manufacturers offer a wide variety of valve types, variations, and materials,
IMODCO, the Calabasas, Calif. - based developer of offshore marine terminal systems, has been awarded a contract by SETAL Engenharia e Construcoes S.A. of Sao Paulo, Brazil, for the design and development of the deepest catenary anchor leg mooring (CALM) terminals ever undertaken.
Soundcoat Company, Inc., of Deer Park, N.Y., has introduced Soundfoam HT, a newly developed sound-absorption material made of a flexible very low density, fireresistant polyimide foam. It provides not only excellent sound absorption but good thermal insulation,