McLean Urges American Shipping Community To Remain Competitive
America took the lead with containerization, and should retain that lead; this success is dependent upon the U.S. retaining its competitiveness in world markets. These were the thoughts of Malcom P. McLean, the founder of oceangoing containerization,
Patrick J. Marcello Elected Vice President Moran Shipping Agencies
Patrick J. Marcello has been elected vice president of Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc., according to F. Robert Black, chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Headquartered in Providence, R.I., Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc., serves over 50 ports from Maine to Texas,
Autoship Continues To Make Waves
Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) is making waves in a host of maritime industries — they remain a leading software supplier with a range of products that include complete CAD/CAM suites, Stowage Planning Systems (SPS), real-time Hydrostatic Engines,
AMSC Passes Milestone
American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) completed the manufacture and testing of the rotor assembly for what they dub the world's first high temperature superconductor (HTS) ship propulsion motor. AMSC, which is manufacturing the prototype motor under a contract from the U.
U.S. And Canadian Banks Lend $50 Million To Argentine Shipping Firm
The Bank of Boston and the Bank of Montreal will lend $50 million to Argentina's state-owned shipping firm, financing the company's building projects through the end of 1978. The loan will be repayable over seven years. The two banks are members
Containerships: When Will One Engine Not Be Enough?
There is certainly no let-up yet in the containership ordering spree as charter rates scale new heights, carriers continue to report record results. The Howe Robinson Container Charter Index has climbed to a new record of 1588.4. up by just over 252% since its January 2002 low point of 451.
U.S. Yards Invited To Bid On First Maritime Prepositioning Ships
Private American shipyards have been invited to bid on the first Lwo Maritime Prepositioning Ships, a new class of cargo vessels designed to provide standby logistic support for the rapid deployment of United States Marines around the world. The
Hellenic Lines To Convert Four Cargo Ships To Container Vessels
As part of its continuing program of modernization aimed toward increasing present lifting capacity to meet the technological needs of the trade, Hellenic Lines has contracted for the conversion of four ships to fully cellularized container vessels.
The Irony Of Maritime Security
now appears that the 107th United States Congress will enact new maritime security legislation during a lame-duck session to be held this month. This is ironic since both Senate and the House of Representatives passed maritime security bills months ago,
Thordon Makes Inroads With COMPAC Shaft Bearing
Thordon Bearings has supplied its COMPAC water lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems for various commercial newbuild and conversion vessels. Known as the company's high performance water lubricated bearing system for blue water operation, COMPAC