The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
the overall economy of cargo vessels. When working with slewing cranes, a large portion of the total crane cycle time is accounted for by spotting of the cargo. In container handling, for example, spotting may take as much as 40 percent of the cycle time.
Burmeister & Wain Shipyard in Copenhagen recently christened the motorship Danelock, the first bulk carrier of the yard's new, fuel-saving Panamax type of approximately 64,000 dwt. Shortly after, the ship was delivered to Turnville Shipping Ltd.
The Mineral Dampier, first of three 168,500-dwt bulk carriers under construction for N.V. Bocimar S.A. of Belgium, was launched recently at the Ulsan Shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. These three bulkers have a special significance,
Either directly or through wholly owned subsidiaries, the Brazilian shipping company Docenave, the shipping arm of the State-owned Companhia Vale do Rio Doce mining company, has ordered 10 new bulkers totaling 1,535,200 dwt. Deliveries are scheduled between 1986 and 1988.
Last year, Hagglunds Marine & Offshore received orders for about 200 deck cranes. Among new orders recently announced by Hagglunds are two from Dutch yards, totaling 21 cranes; an order at the Donghae yard in South Korea and Bangkok for four 40t SWL
Moore McCormack Resources, Inc. has recently sold all its marine operations to James R. Barker, its ex-chairman. The company previously known as Moore McCormack Bulk Transport, Inc. has been renamed Mormac Marine Transport, Inc. The principal officers are: James R.