In many industries and businesses, equipment failure or unexpected maintenance does not present a major problem. Standby systems can be brought online quickly, service engineers can repair machinery within a few hours, with spare parts that are readily available,
Schottel of America, Inc. has announced the signing of two contracts with A s t i l l e r o s Unidos, S.A. of Mexico City (the government- owned shipbuilding group), for the design of six 22-meter Schottel Tractor Tugs, as well as the supply of
As the sole shipbuilding organization outside eastern Asia with a current involvement in the construction of large LNG carriers, IZAR is determined to maintain a long-term position in a promising, higher value-added field of the newbuild market.
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
Earl ier this year, the Black Prince ot the Fred. Olsen Cruises Line shipping company docked into Dock 10 of Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH. The cruise liner was originally constructed in such a way that it was able to be employed on the one hand as a passenger liner and cargo ship,
San Marcos Carrier Inc., Oakland, Calif., an affiliated company of the Oakland-based Domtar Gypsum America Inc., has announced that it has purchased the M/V Cabo San Lucas which, when converted, will be one of the world's largest oceangoing, self-unloading gypsum ore carriers.
The Southern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers held its quarterly meeting recently at the New London Naval Submarine Base, Groton, Conn. Norman L. Mac- Intyre of Seaworthy Engine Systems, Inc. (Essex, Conn.), presented a
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.
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.
Fire in the engineroom is one of the largest causes of ship casualties around the world, a fact highlighted in a recent Salvage Association annual review. Finland's Marioff Oy — a well-regarded supplier of fire suppression systems — now offers