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.
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.
The 230,000-dwt tanker Amoco Singapore recently completed successful sea trials. Built at the Cadiz shipyard of Astilleros Espanoles, S.A., the vessel is the second in a series for Amoco Transport Company from the Gadiz yard. The first of the series,
Raymond M. Burke, group vice president, Drew Chemical Corporation, Parsippany, N.J., has announced the promotion of Walter A. Smith to director, consulting and technical services, Marine Division. In his new position, Mr. Smith will be responsible
J. Daniel Culpepper and Lawrence Arthur Renehan have announced the formation of Gulf and Eastern Steamship and Chartering Corp., with offices in New York, New Orleans, and Houston. The new company will represent owners of liner and bulk vessels providing full steamship agency marketing,
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
AT&T and Teleglobe of Canada recently announced the launching of a $75 million cable ship, the Global Mariner, which is jointly owned by the two companies through a limited parternship between their respective subsidiary companies, Teleglobe Marine, Inc.
Astilleros Del Golfo, S.A. (ADG), Tampico, Mexico, has named Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd. of New York City as agents. The Wheeler firm of international maritime consultants will act as ADG's exclusive representative for the United States and
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.
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