Open-hatch bulk carrier technology, championed by specialist operators in the North American trade, is to be taken an important stage further through the adoption of deck gantries promising gains of up to 50 percent in cargo handling productivity.
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,
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.
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,
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.
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,
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,
Michigan Wheel Division, Dana Corporation, recently announced that it will now market a line of bow thrusters under the trade name of Michigan-Jastram. This exclusive arrangement applies to the United States, Canada, and Mexico. According to Chuck Dykstra,
A splashing debut with new innovations could best describe the inauguration of Celebrity's Millennium, which occurred in England this past summer. Ironically, the splashing part of the gas turbine-powered vessel's debut is what is now causing headaches at the Miami, Fla.
Earlier this year, the USNS Impeccable and the USNS Stockham recognized the need to make repairs and enhancements on many of the ships' multi-cable penetrations. Reminded about the importance of fire prevention, the ships were looking for a solution