A concept design for a new inland containership — dubbed Waterborne Container Carriers (WCC) — was completed and released by DeJong & Lebet, a project that was completed for Venture Capitol Investors LLC, which owns a patent on the concept. Designed for operating on inland waterways,
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.
Free Literature Available Increasing containerization in shipping has necessitated the development of a number of advanced ship-mounted loading systems to shorten berthing times in port and to make cargo-handling more costeffective. One of the
To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable
—Literature Available A new primer, specially developed for application on damp steel surfaces, was recently introduced by Hempel's Industrial Coatings, a worldwide manufacturer of industrial, offshore and container coatings. Called Hempadur 1557,
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.
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command announced the acceptance of rates offered by 16 U.S.-flag ocean carriers under its container and shipping agreements for the period October 1, 1989 through March 31, 1990. In the upcoming six-month cycle,
While ballast water environmental issues have been news for decades, a renewed focus on the marine industry, specifically the effects ships and boats have on the aquatic environment, is picking up steam and not looking to slowdown. Per an executive order from President Clinton, the U.
Spurred by the tremendous rise in all marine costs during the past eight years, many suppliers of marine paint have developed sophisticated antifouling coatings to keep a ship's hull smooth and free of marine organisms, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
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.