NKK (Nippon Kokan) of Japan recently delivered the 42,000-dwt car/bulk carrier Merak Eighty, fitted with temporarily hoistable cardecks, to Irvine Shipping Inc. of Liberia. Shin-ichi Hirayama, president of NKK America Incorporated, said the bulk
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.
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
A panel of four members of the offshore drilling industry was present on the evening of December 11, 1973, at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to discuss and answer questions concerning the career opportunities in this rapidly expanding field.
Pittsburgh, Pa.—June 8-10 1988 Ship Technology And Research Symposium To Be Held In Conjunction With 3rd International Marine Systems Design Conference The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will hold its 1988 Spring Meeting/ Ship
Plans for the international Design- Inspection-Redundancy Symposium on November 14—16, 1983, at the Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va., are nearing completion. The symposium will be sponsored by the interagency Ship Structure Committee,
Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. of South Korea and Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO) of New Orleans recently announced the signing of a letter of intent for the construction of four Ocean Odyssey Class selfpropelled, semisubmersible
According to a report by the Soviet Ministry of Merchant Marine, a chronic inability to order new ships may lead to financial losses for Soviet shipping companies and to lack of competitiveness in the world maritime market. The semi-official newspaper Water
The Turku Shipyard of Finnish shipbuilder Wartsila Marine Industries, Inc., recently launched the second of five Baltic cruise ferries for operation by Viking Line on routes between Finland and Sweden. Christened the M/S Athena, the 580-foot cruise ferry was named by Marianne Myrsten,
According to a new study from Drewry Shipping Consultants, cheaper international oil prices will prove a major boost to tanker trade levels. Titled "The Outlook for Oil Trades to 1995," the Drewry report says if the spot crude price stabilized around