One of the most important improvements in ship production has been the introduction of CAD/CAM. The initial use of computers for drafting, lofting and automation of steel cutting has been extended from the design office and the mold loft throughout
The occasional sinking of ships and capsizing of offshore structures, especially in hostile, frigid environments, are reminders that the perils of the sea are still with us. In many of these disasters, official investigations have found that hypothermia
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.
Free Color Brochures Available New 340 Radar Replaces Popular 4016 Series Sperry Corporation has just introduced a new 340-millimeter-diameter radar to replace its popular line of Mk 4016 radars for large- and medium-size ships. Known as the 340 radar,
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,
VL Logistics, Inc. of Ocean Springs, Miss., recently opened its new corporate office with a ribboncutting ceremony performed by Ocean Springs' Mayor, the Honorable Chester McPherson and VL president Margaret Vallor. VL Logistics offers logistic
*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.
Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT) recently announced that it has acquired, through its subsidiary COMSAT Investments Inc., a minority interest in Marine Management Systems (MMS) of Stamford, Conn., with the option to increase its holdings in the future.
The State of Louisiana has awarded a contract to Racal Marine, Inc. for an advanced marine radar and electronic navigation aids simulator. The Racal MRNS 9000 simulator will be installed later this year at the Louisiana Marine and Petroleum Institute (LAMPI) in Houma.
With the development of the new software product Smart Radical Innovation, Greek marine IT specialist SES has underlined its long-term commitment to the ship management software and services sector. Smart is a multi-user technical, purchasing and