All signs point to a lucrative investment opportunity in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers, as market demands for the product and improved production efficiency spreads around the world. There has been an increased effort on behalf of shipbuilders
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.
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,
Iowa Marine S h i p y a r d of Keokuk, Iowa, recently delivered the M/V Blanche V to Gibbons Marine of Beardstown, 111. The Blanche is an IM-60 class vessel, 60 feet by 24 feet by 8 feet with an operating draft of 6 feet. She is powered by twin Cummins
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 Glacier Metal Company Limited of Middlesex, England, was founded by a U.S. citizen over 75 years ago. During the intervening period, the firm has become one of the world's leaders in plain bearing technology, and manufactures bearings and
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,
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
As the competition increases in the marine design field, more and more engineers, naval architects and design firms are turning to microcomputers to develop a marketing edge. Computer-aided calculations are convenient, consistently accurate and fast.
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