Maritime Reporter recently spent some time with Mike Ellis. Executive VP and COO of Bollinger Shipyards. Inc.. to discuss offshore market business trends and the future direction of one of the nation's elite marine construction companies. Q:
Latest offerings from the world s leading manufacturers Time being money for owners and operators of vessels and o f f - shore rigs, any speed-up in cargo handling produces cost savings, in many cases substantial ones. Recognizing this, manufacturers of
The Paul Lindenau Shipyard in Kiel, West Germany, recently delivered the energy-saving, IMO Type II oil/chemical tanker Manitou (photo) to Atlantic-Rhederei F. & W. Joch of Hamburg. This specialized tanker is the fourth of a series that the Lindenau
As the U.S. — and the world — tries to thwart terrorist attacks in the planning stage, container shipping has become a focal point. From electronic seals to radiation detection devices mounted on container cranes, the effort to ensure attack from the sea does not come via a 20-ft.
The recent passage of the Tax Technical Corrections Act, HR 4333, by the 100th Congress, offered some good news for domestic inland waterways operators. Included in the measure was the long-awaited correction to the diesel fuel tax inequity which began on April 1, 1988.
A major step forward in tanker operation safety was taken as ABS announced technical guidance for inert gas systems for ballast tanks. Compliance to the guidelines leads to the class notation IGS-Ballast. ABS is the first society to set standards
Greater risks under the 1990 Oil Pollution Act are being managed by oil tanker owners by refusing to carry heavy crude to the U.S. and by reducing the number of other U.S. destinations. Owners are also paying higher insurance rates. The law, in effect since August,
Supplemental Funding Package Likely The projected cost for U.S. naval operations related to Operation Desert Shield through September 30 has more than doubled—from $230-million to $490-million —according to figures released by the Pentagon recently.
Hewitt-Robins International Inc. has released a new four-color, tri-language brochure on Cargoveyor Systems — automated, continuous ship unloading/loading of bags, cartons and boxes. The new brochure offers practical solutions to the problems involved in the unloading and loading of bags,
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 1,056 new vessels of 12,581,000 deadweight tons, or 6,636,000 gross tons, in the first six months of this year, chairman and president Robert T. Young reported at the semiannual meeting of the ABS board of managers held in New York City.