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Repowering and Niche Marketing at Westar

Fireworks exploded over the Bay Bridge and thousands of people crowding the waterfront near the new ballpark gasped in admiration. Some of the best seats for the spectacle are along the north side of Pier 50. home of Westar Marine Services where

 

Workboats Northwest Delivers Versatile 58-Foot Fishing Vessel

Workboats Northwest of Seattle, Wash., recently completed a 58-foot vessel, Lady Kimberly, that can quickly be converted from longliner to seiner, crabber, and tender for owner Kodiak Island fisherman Jim Peterson. Workboats Northwest president Bruce

W a r t s i l a V a s a 4 6 M a i n Engines To Power UBC's N e w R O / R O Vessel Building At HHI In Korea

English United Baltic Corporation's new RO/RO vessel will be equipped with Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 46-type main engines. The 13,000-dwt vessel, under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries' shipyard in Ulsan, Korea, will have a father-and-son

First Of Two Big Exxon Tankers Christened At National Steel Yard

A christening ceremony was held at National Steel and Shipuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego recently for the Exxon Valdez, the first of "two 209,000-dwt tankers being constructed for Exxon Shipping Company of Houston. These Alaska Class tankers

Commerce

Spectria, a leading technology consulting firm, has developed a prototype of a new, knowledge-management-based information portal called SmartShips, for Modern Maritime, Inc., a professional services company for the marine industry. Upon full implementation,

The Effect Of Ship Design On Ports

There is an old adage about one party sneezing and the other catching pneumonia as a result. This is the routine reaction of ports to new ship designs. A recent example was the introduction of "beyond Panamax container ships" in the Pacific trade by American President Lines.

The Cost Of Lubricating Trunk Piston Engines

Over the past 25 years, the specific fuel consumption for marine trunk piston engines has reduced and an increasing number of such engines are designed for residual fuel operation whether they are for main propulsion or auxiliary purposes. The

Marine Industries Northwest Repowers Washington State Ferry

Marine Industries Northwest, Inc., of Tacoma, Wash., recently repowered the 124-foot car ferry M/V Guenemes for Skagit County, Washington. The primary conversion work on the double-ended ferry consisted of removing two existing skidmounted angle

AT LAST, A GOVERNMENT PROGRAM THAT CAN BENEFIT ALL Implication of CALS to Industry

*Editor's Note: In the spring of this year, a Symposium on the CALS Initiative was sponsored by the U.S. Maritime Resource Center at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point. This article gives a brief explanation of the subject and what its impact may be on industry.

 
 
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