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.
National Supply Company has received a U.S. patent for a subsea template system for multiple well drilling and production. The template design was developed by National Supply's Well Control Systems engineering group, Houston, to reduce time and cost of underwater operations,
German predilection for technological advance permeates all areas of primary business and industrial activity, to the undoubted benefit of the competitive standing of its international market players. In the maritime domain, a clear appreciation
The Shipyard Division of The Great Lakes Towing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, recently completed the drydocking and overhaul of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tug Forney. The work was completed on schedule and included tank and underwater hull inspection/preservation,
Svenska Skum, a subsidiary of Unitor ASA, won contracts for the design and supply of external fire-fighting systems to a series of newbuilding fireboats under construction in Hong Kong and Greece. The Hong Kong contract involves the general design
Touted as the only recognized international event designed for the ship repair market, this year's ShipRepair & Conversion Exhibition will be the focal meeting point for a variety of companies involved in the industry. Scheduled for November 15-16 at London's Grand Olympia Hall,
Tracor Hydronautics recently delivered a Part Task Training Aid Marine Simulator to the Panama Canal Commission. The simulator is now located in Balboa, Republic of Panama. It will be used as part of an overall program in the training of pilots for the Panama Canal in ship handling.
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.
An automatic synchronization of hoists control (ASH) for dual drives up to 500 horsepower has been developed by Kranco, Inc., of Houston. Designed to increase wire rope life and to provide ease of operation for Major Conference On Oil crane operators,
Currently under construction at Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA's Pietra Ligure shipyard is a TMV 115 high-speed passenger and vehicle ferry for the Spanish ferry operator Balearia Eurolines Maritimes. The contract for this vessel was signed in January 2000 and delivery is expected in May 2001.