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
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
Mechanical engineer Till Braun of Germanischer Lloyd is passionate about precision. "If I was building a boat, any boat, I would want to have a classification society involved," he says. Till, Project Manager for the society's Diesel Engines and Emissions Department,
Nippon Kokan (NKK) in Japan has recently delivered the world's first oceangoing, sail-assisted vessel, the 30,900-dwt bulk carrier Aqua City to her owner, Aqua City Maritime Inc. NKK has pioneered in the design of sailassisted ships in conjunction
Moss Point Marine Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., has delivered the 6,000-hp, 214-foot Nicor Power to Nicor Marine Inc., of New Orleans. With her extraordinary horsepower and supply vessel capacities above and below decks, the 214 by 44 by 16 fits a new description of workboat.
J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation, Tacoma, Wash., recently received a contract to build a 3,000- hp, twin-screw, Z-drive tug from Portland, Ore.-based Shaver Transportation Company. The new tug is a variation on the successful Z-30, two-man
Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines Though the recent failure of the OPEC nations to agree on limiting crude oil production may eventually result in lowering fuel costs somewhat, fuel expenses
Valves, valve actuators, and other accessories are vital components in any ship's piping systems for cargo, fuel, ballast, steam, seawater, and many other applications. Valve manufacturers offer a wide variety of valve types, variations, and materials,
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.
Soundcoat Company, Inc., of Deer Park, N.Y., has introduced Soundfoam HT, a newly developed sound-absorption material made of a flexible very low density, fireresistant polyimide foam. It provides not only excellent sound absorption but good thermal insulation,