Despite the recent drop in passenger bookings, some industry analysts are predicting that by the year 2000, more than 10 million passengers will take cruises annually. These projections are based on a growth level of 10 percent per year. Present cruise passenger levels stand at 3.
Open-hatch bulk carrier technology, championed by specialist operators in the North American trade, is to be taken an important stage further through the adoption of deck gantries promising gains of up to 50 percent in cargo handling productivity.
L.C. Ackerman, Charles H. Eure Jr., and O. Ray Yates Jr. have been elected to the board of directors at Norshipco, Norfolk, Va. Mr. Ackerman became associated with the Walker Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer and marketer of automotive exhaust systems and filters, in 1952.
Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas, announced recently that it has signed contracts for the construction of three new jackup rigs for its offshore drilling fleet in two Singapore shipyards. The company said the U.S.-flag rigs will be owned and operated by Zapata Off-Shore Company,
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard and Houston Offshore International, Inc., recently commissioned the second offshore drilling rig built by Bethlehem for this Houstonbased drilling contractor. The rig is the Sabine I I ; Mrs.
Michigan Wheel Division, Dana Corporation, recently announced that it will now market a line of bow thrusters under the trade name of Michigan-Jastram. This exclusive arrangement applies to the United States, Canada, and Mexico. According to Chuck Dykstra,
Houston, Texas, February 7-12 The seventh international symposium and exhibit on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, OMAE '88, sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Division,
The executive board of Hapag- Lloyd AG, Hamburg, West Germany, recently announced that Hans D. Druegg, president and chief executive officer of Hapag- Lloyd (America) Inc., will assume an executive position in Hapag-Lloyd's European marketing and sales organization.
Barge Operators Assess Impact Of OPA And Future Of The Industry The repercussions of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 have been felt by the entire marine industry, but no where more acutely then in U.S. inland waterway and coastal transport operations.
The Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Manila, Philippines offices of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have been designated Technical Offices, and now provide hull plan approval services in addition to field surveying. The addition of the two offices brings