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.
Secretary of Commerce Juanita M. Kreps has appointed Vincent Cannaliato Jr. chairperson, and Thomas J. Smith a member of the Advisory Board to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. Mr. Cannaliato, vice president, corporate finance department, Kidder, Peabody & Co.
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.
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 Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC)/Northeast Region recently held a reception at the Whitehall Club's Hudson River Suite in New York City. Invitations were extended to the U.S. Coast Guard, local oil company representatives, pollution response companies,
Representatives of Blohm & Voss AG, Hamburg, West Germany, signed a contract in Moscow recently with the Soviet foreign trade organization, Sudoimport, for the design, construction, and delivery of a special service vessel for the USSR's Ministry of the Gas Industry.
An auxiliary sailing rig installed on a 3,000-dwt cargo ship successfully completed sea trials and will soon be further tested in Caribbean trading. The rig was d e v e l o p e d by Wind s h i p Development Corp., Norwell, Mass., in conjunction with Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises Ltd.
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.
naval operations and the top U.S. Navy officer, last month was reported as recommending that the service stick to its plan to build a multi-billion-dollar class of new destroyers despite a crunch on funds for new warships. "I'd love to have DD-21," Adm.
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