The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' last technical meeting of the 1980-81 program was held recently at the Engineers Club in Philadelphia. Following the cocktail and dinner hours, the meeting was formally opened by chairman J.
A number of commercial and regulatory factors have contributed to growth in the RoRo ship upgrading and conversion market over the past year, particularly in the North European arena: The abolition of tax-free sales on ferries in intra-EU traffic
Although long in the vanguard of containership technology, Germany's Hapag-Lloyd did not feel compelled to join the early rush towards vessels of wider-than-Panamax gauge. Once the prudent Hamburg company decided to embrace the concept, however,
Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company, has announced the opening of a new CDI Marine Company office in Washington, D.C. The design office, located in Crystal City at 1735 Jefferson Davis Highway, will provide quick response for engineering and design services to the U.
ABS recently held a seminar on "Tanker Designs for the 21st Century" in Houston, Texas. The seminar was kicked off with opening remarks by ABS chairman Frank Iarossi and was followed by presentations from representatives of three shipping companies (BP,
The corporate structure of Advanced Marine Enterprises, Inc. has been modified to improve response to customer requirements and facilitate diversification of services. The company is currently pursuing opportunities in the areas of energy transfer
Twin Disc recently introduced the line of coaxial in-line models of the NICO MGN Series of marine transmissions covering a range of up to 3,729 kw (5,000 hp). The company has announced an extension of this line to include horizontal and vertical
The cantilever type jackup drilling rig Sugar Ratna, ordered by the Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) of India, was completed recently at the Osaka Works (Sakai) of Hitachi Zosen Corporation. Immediately following delivery, the rig left under tow for India,
The keel for Hull 729 was laid recently at Bay Shipbuilding Corporation (BSC), Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The oceangoing bulk cargo barge is being built for Universal American Barge Corporation, Greenwich, Conn. This will be the first vessel built for Universal American by BSC.
At its recent board of directors meeting, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif., elected Kenneth Evans as vice president-engineering. This promotion reflects his increased responsibilities as head of the growing engineering capability.