Norway's M/F Nordfjord is reportedly the world's first ferry that fulfills requirements for the "Clean Design" classification. Among the strict demands of clean design are low-level emissions to water and air, as well as a high level of reliability
On April 17 Fincantieri. based in Marghera, delivered the Westerdam cruise ship to Holland America Line, part of the Carnival group. The ship is the third of a total of four ships to be completed by early 2006. The deadline set by Fincantieri for
While the 1970s could be called the decade of the tanker, and the 1980s that of the bulk carrier, without a doubt the 1990s will be most widely recognized in maritime circles as that of the containership. Explosive fleet growth — from 1.768 million
IZAR Investigates Ultra Large Floating Production Systems as Central to Seagas Project While seeking to consolidate its existing LNG carrier workload by bidding for new tonnage to serve the Qatari export traffic and other projects, Spanish shipbuilder
MAN B&W Diesel designed a tailormade S65ME-C engine for the latest design of Capesize modern bulk carriers. The engine was designed to respond to present and future bulk carrier needs, and it will fit into Suezmax tankers, as well. "We examined
A growing appreciation of the benefits of podded electric propulsion is widening the concept's market reach, although business for such systems has remained concentrated among just a handful of suppliers. The recent deal for the Dolphin system,
Carnival Spirit, which is currently under construction at Kvaerner Masa- Yards' Helsinki shipyard for Carnival Cruise Lines, underwent sea trials in the Gulf of Finland during the second week of January. The sea trials, which encompassed close to 100 different tests,
USS Ticonderoga (CG-47), lead ship in the most powerful class of guided missile cruisers ever built for the U.S. Navy, was commissioned recently at Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Miss. Secretary of Defense Caspar W.
In 1983 the Jacksonville, Fla., naval architectural firm of DeJong & Lebet, Inc. signed a contract with Transportes Maratimos de Yucatan y del Caribe S.A. to design a 600-passenger ferryboat for fast service between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has approved a design change for four 35,000-dwt tankers built for Zapata Tankers, Inc. The tankers, which were constructed by Todd Shipyards Corporation, San Pedro, Calif., are the Zapata Patriot, Zapata Ranger, Zapata Courier, and Zapata Rover.