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OUTSTANDING OCEANGOING SHIPS OF 1984

A roundup of some of the most notable vessels delivered by shipyards throughout the world during 1984—selected for their outstanding design features, fuel efficiency, performance, and service characteristics. AMERICAN NEW YORK Daewoo Shipbuilding The

 

Safer Navigation With Disc Navigation System From Robertson Tritech

Recently conducted trials of Robertson's Disc Navigation System, an Electronic Chart Display and Information System, aboard a Norwegian paper carrier may have a great deal of impact on the future of navigation safety. Knut Magnus Skaar, director of Seatrans A/S,

Bunker Industry Fueled by Word Affairs

Bunkering is an industry in its own right, but one that is squeezed by events, which happen in the much bigger industries that we are the bridge between. We are vital to both the energy and shipping markets, and at the mercy of both. When the energy markets move, our prices move.

AIS: T h e Future is N ow

The IMO deadline for fitting new ships with Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) is less than one year away. After July 1, 2002, all newbuilds over 300 grt must be equipped with an approved AIS transponder system. Leica Geosystems, one of the pioneering companies in AIS technology,

Effectively Assessing Your Risks

One of the greatest challenges facing a lender in the maritime industry is appropriate assessment of risk. In this exciting, varied and vibrant industry, a lender's effective risk assessment requires a thorough understanding of the vagaries that characterize the industry.

Dehumidification, Sealing, Monitoring System Installed On MSC Ship By L&C

L&C Associates, dehumidification specialists, recently announced the completion of the installation of an innovative dehumidification, sealing, and monitoring system for the prepositioned, general cargo ship M/V Advantage, chartered to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) to carry cargo.

Salvage Posture Changing With The Times

S a l v a g e response in the United States, and to a considerable degree throughout the world, has evolved to become essentially a new industry as measured by historical precedent. There are five principal factors, which have forever changed

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

Hitachi Zosen To Build Giant Submersible Barge

Hitachi Zosen recently received an order from Canmar/Reading & Bates Limited Partnership, a joint venture of Canadian Marine Drilling Ltd., Canada, and Reading & Bates Drilling Company (USA), to build the world's biggest submersible barge for

Rice Named Director of AMB Barge Train

Bill W. Rice has joined American Metal Bearing Co. (AMB) of Garden Grove, Calif, as director of its recently acquired Barge Train division. He is a program management, production, and sales specialist with more than three decades of experience.

 
 
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