With tall, slab sides encasing a multideck configuration, the pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) has a characteristically high windage factor, influencing course- keeping, maneuvering and fuel usage. A new series of PCTCs at the top end of the capacity
High-torque, low-speed hydraulic motors are being used on many paddlewheel vessels all over the world. This form of propulsion transmission and its benefits would appear to be attractive in other applications also. Hydrostatic drives are by no means
The promotion of David Watson to general manager of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's shipyard at Sparrows Point, Md., was announced recently by David H. Klinges, vice president in charge of shipbuilding. Mr. Watson has been assistant general manager at the yard since 1976,
McAllister Brothers Inc. recently increased its container feeder barge service between New York, N.Y., Boston, Mass., and New Haven, Conn., with the christening of the McAllister Transporter, a 300-foot ocean deck barge with a capacity of 384 twenty-foot equivalent units (T.
Of highest interest in the marine field today is the design and construction of many specialized ships that carry cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Major shipyards in the U.S. and other countries are engaged in building these giant carriers.
The passing of David H. Green, president of Savannah Shipyard Company, Savannah, Ga., was reported recently by Robert F. Sherman, chairman of the board of the company. Mr. Green joined Savannah Shipyard in April 1974 and was promoted to president on January 1, 1979.
To characterize the business of carrying oil aboard tankers of any size or route as stable — would be foolhardy at best. But as curious as the market's undulations may appear to those on the outside, it is in fact the market's instability that serves as stability.
As part of an effort by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) to rejuvenate Boston Harbor, the Quincy shipyard, renamed the Fore River Staging Area, will be the site of a $6.1-billion redevelopment project. In 1987 the MWRA purchased the
Lean times call for "leaner" boats and what better to employ than Lean Shipbuilding, which is known as a proven approach that shipyards can use to improve shipbuilding efficiency. It has the advantages of reducing defects while remaining responsive to change.
The Technical Section annual meeting of the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 1978, in the Grand Salon of the Hotel Meridien, Complexe Desjardins, Montreal, Quebec. The theme for the meeting