Excerpted from a speech to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Meeting AWO is the National Trade Association representing over 300 members active in various facets of the inland and coastal barge and towing business.
Apart f r om t h e 24 major deepsea shipyards, t h e r e exists a segment of the U.S. maritime indust r y composed of more than 300 small- and medium-sized commercial shipyards located throughout t h e nation on t h e East, West, and Gulf Coasts,
A review of new designs to meet the challenges of deep water and harsh environments Offshore drillers, in 1984, ordered a total of 37 units to be built, includ- ing 24 semisubmersibles. Some of these orders were letters of intent subsequently
With U.S. shipyards busy building and converting a number of passenger vessels, cruise boats and ferries, the editors of MR/EN have put together a feature on 10 of the most notable shallow-draft passenger vessels delivered in the past year, which include nine newbuildings and one conversion.
U.S. Yards Could Gain $ 6 . 6 Billion In Retrofit Work The Congressional legislative battle over double-hull/double-bottom tankers appears to be drawing to a conclusion. According to reports, House and Senate conferees are currently working on
*Editor's Note: Dipl. Ing. Heinrich Moller is general manager and technical director of Bornemann Pumps, Obernkirchen, West Germany. Asmus W. Feck, P.E., based in Pawleys Island, S.C., is an international marine engineering consultant. This article
Tokyo Marine Services Ltd., operator of eight oceangoing tugs and four 400-foot, semi-submersible barges, announces a status report on four major projects now under way or recently completed. The 12,000-bhp tug Dahlia has the semi-submersible
Jeffboat recently announced the signing of a $3-million contract with Hines, Inc. to construct three large river-tank barges. The contract will accelerate plans to resume manufacturing at the Jeffersonville, Ind.- based shipyard. Construction
Dixie Carriers, Inc., a subsidiary of Kirby Exploration Company, Inc., has entered into a multiyear agreement with Odfjell Westfal- Larsen Tankers of Bergen, Norway, for the construction and operation of three specialty tank barges. The barges, to be constructed by Platzer Shipyard, Inc.
As new rules now on the drawing boards go into effect—probably within the next two years—operators of barges carrying gasoline and other petroleum products will find it necessary to ensure that their vessels are vapor tight. Oceangoing tankers