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.
A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels constructed during 1983 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ACTINIA Hitachi Zosen The semi-submersible offshore drilling
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.
NKK (Nippon Kokan) of Japan recently delivered the 42,000-dwt car/bulk carrier Merak Eighty, fitted with temporarily hoistable cardecks, to Irvine Shipping Inc. of Liberia. Shin-ichi Hirayama, president of NKK America Incorporated, said the bulk
MacGregor Far East (MGFE), the Tokyo-based member of the MacGregor International organization, has received orders to supply cargo access equipment for 33 vessels to be built for Paraguay. Thirty are dry cargo barges to be delivered by Mitsui Engineering
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.
Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines Though the recent failure of the OPEC nations to agree on limiting crude oil production may eventually result in lowering fuel costs somewhat, fuel expenses
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.
Spurred by the tremendous rise in all marine costs during the past eight years, many suppliers of marine paint have developed sophisticated antifouling coatings to keep a ship's hull smooth and free of marine organisms, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
Barging of drilling rigs is a method of transportation which has only been used in recent years. However, the principle of this method of transportation has been used successfully for many years. The basic development took place in Western Europe