In early January, Marathon Manufacturing Company's Republic of Singapore yard delivered the first of two jackup rigs ordered by the China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation. The People's Republic of China rig, Pohai VIII, was originally
Thomas Marine, Inc. of Patchogue, N.Y., recently delivered a 24-foot survey boat to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The boat will be used to survey ship slips, take soundings, and monitor dredging operations in the N.Y.-N.J. harbor.
The topic at the recent meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers — the annual joint get-together with The Society of Marine Port Engineers New York -—• was the re-engining of the four Seatrain Lines' Euroliner Class containerships.
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.
Schichau Seebeckwerft AG recently launched the first of two reefer ships it is currently building for Great White Fleet (United Brands/ Chiquita) at its yard in Bremerhaven. The ships are the first of this type being built at the yard of which
Wartsila Corporation received a contract to supply main diesel generating sets for a 19,500 dwt product/chemical tanker being built at Shanghai Edward Shipbuilding in the People's Republic of China. Delivery of the ship is scheduled in August 2005.
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,
Liner shipping is traditionally a cyclical business, subject to dramatic peaks and troughs and sudden changes in fortune in individual trade lanes. Today's ebullience among all sectors of container shipping, including its various intermediaries,