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.
When the decision was made to convert Dockwise's Blue Marlin to the world's largest semi-submersible vessel, there were obviously many key considerations, with the re-powering of the new ship topping the list. Wartsila was contracted for the job.
If the production, transportation and use of LNG and LPG are related to your business in any way, you should be in Hamburg, West Germany from October 20 to 23. At that time the 8th International LNG/LPG Conference and Exhibition will be in progress.
The U.S. Navy has announced the award of a $9 million contract to MarineSafety International (MSI) for shiphandling training services through 1996. The training is a continuation and expansion of services performed since 1987 at the MSI Newport, Rhode Island facility.
The expansion and modernization program being undertaken by the Brazilian shipbuilder Companhia Comercio e Navegacao, currently the world's fourth largest builder of "series" ships over 10,000 dwt, is now nearing completion. The program, which
Entering the 1980s, it is hard to believe that it is now more than six years since the last "boom" in the big bulk carrier market was ended by the "Oil Crisis," and an abrupt change in the trading pattern of the combined fleet. For much of this period,
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.