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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

 

Competition for Princess Cruises Heats Up With Arison Entry

Despite the less-than-stellar performance by the cruise industry during the last part of 2001, the industry more than had its fair share of newsmaking events — aside from the September 1 1 terrorist attacks — which ultimately exposed the fraility of this leisure sector.

MariTel Launches New Marine Telephone Service With Vessel Location

The owner of a small inland tug company has no choice but to come in to the office every Saturday morning to update his fleet and load locations for his customers; he can't reliably update his crew with change orders as the tugs frequently travel in rural areas with no cell phone coverage.

N e w High-Efficiency Incinerators Introduced By H a m w o r t h y Offer Solution To On-Board Waste

—Free Literature Available— Hamworthy Engineering has been a leading worldwide marine equipment manfacturer for over 75 years. With its own offices worldwide, Hamworthy is able to provide shipowners the assurance of the availability of spare parts and service for their equipment.

Shipowners In Hong Kong Welcome Canadian Moves To Offer Tax Incentives

Moves by Canada to offer tax incentives to Hong Kong and other shipowners have been welcomed even though the colony is establishing its own independent maritime registry. The Canadian plan, which was outlined recently in Vancouver, British Columbia,

THE SHORT CRUISE MARKET IH EUROPE AHD HORTH AMERICA

The U.S. one-day market is one of the fastest growing segments of the North American cruise industry; the Baltic luxury ferry market is one of the most well-developed cruise markets in Europe. Why do Scandinavians purchase 27 times more short

Change In Personnel Licensing Regulations For Commercial Ships Sought By U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard is attempting to simplify and improve the licensing regulations for all commercial vessel personnel. The proposed amendments in CGD81-059 offer a license structure with career patterns for persons serving on all waters and on all kinds of vessels,

COMSAT Expands Its Mobile Communications To New Ocean Region

COMSAT Mobile Communications is upgrading its Southbury, Conn., coast earth station to provide communications access to a second INMARSAT satellite over the Atlantic Ocean that will offer maritime, aeronautical and international land-mobile customers

Crowley To Acquire MTC

Crowley agreed last month to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Marine Transport Corporation (MTC) for $7 per share. The transaction is conditioned upon a minimum number of Marine Transport's shares being tendered, regulatory approvals, and other standard closing conditions.

Marine Machinery Association Discusses Quality Control With Navy Officials

Recently, the Board of Directors of the Marine Machinery Association met with a select group of U.S. Navy officials to discuss incidents of poor quality in parts and services being supplied to the Navy as a result of awards to less than qualified suppliers.

 
 
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