Seebeckwerft AG in Bremerhaven, Germany, formerly the AG 'Weser' yard, recently delivered the Railship II, said to be the largest train/car ferry in the world. The new vessel is now in service between Travemunde, on the Baltic Coast of West Germany, and Hango in Finland.
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:
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 Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (ASRY) in Bahrain (shown above) and Estaleiros Navales de Lisboa (Lisnave) of Portugal recently signed an agreement under which Lisnave will continue to provide technical support to ASRY until 1989. One of the
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.
International Paint Company, Inc. has announced availability of a new, 14-page technical bulletin introducing its "Intersmooth SPC Family of Self Polishing Copolymer Antifoulings," which the company reports "cut fuel costs an average 12 percent yearly.
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.
Through recent technology breakthroughs and advancements, the leading manufacturers of marine electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise, and communications faster and easier.
On 19 December Congress passed a continuing resolution providing defense program appropriations for FY 1986. It provides total obligational authority of $281 billion for defense programs. The Administration had requested $304 billion and last year's defense appropriation was $278 billion.
MacGregor Far East (MGFE), the Tokyo-based member of the MacGregor International organization, has received orders to supply cargo access equipment for 33 vessels to be built for Paraguay. Thirty are dry cargo barges to be delivered by Mitsui Engineering