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.
Praised by colleagues in the German shipbuilding industry for its efficient, quality operation, Meyer Werft has been in business since 1795 — but has since 1975 been building a completely new shipyard, and most of the plants on-hand today were installed only in the last decade.
The Shipbuilding Machinery & Marine Technology Exhibition & Conference (SMM '94) — scheduled for Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in Hamburg—is a leading international show which will attract an estimated 32,000 vistitors from 49 countries. The exhibits portion
The "reborn" 525-foot-long Sally Albatross, the largest cruise liner ever built at Finnyards Ltd., the Finnish shipbuilder, was recently delivered to Finnish owner Oy Sally Line Ab of Helsinki. Through a unique approach, the submerged part of the previous Sally Albatross,
United States Cruises, Inc. (USCI) of Seattle has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the reconstruction and conversion of the SS United States from a trans-Atlantic liner to a luxury cruise ship.
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.
Hapag-Lloyd Shipyard, Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently appointed Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd., of New York, exclusive representatives for the U.S. The Hapag-Lloyd shipyard deals primarily with the repair, conversion, and fitting out of vessels of all types.