According to the Annual Report of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, events during 1985 offered little to the world's shipping and shipbuilding industries, and there were few indications of any real improvements in the foreseeable future. The world merchant fleet declined last year to 416.
—Brochure Available— The Brooklyn, N.Y., facility of the New York Shipyard Corporation recently completed shaft repairs and exterior work on the P&O Cruises Ltd. passenger vessel Dawn Princess. New York Shipyard completed the drydocking of the 606-foot, 925- passenger vessel in 17 days.
Piraeus 6-11 June 1988 Posidonia 88, the biennial international shipping exhibition, will be held at the Piraeus Exhibition Center in Piraeus, Greece, from June 6- 11, 1988. The week-long Posidonia exhibition, which includes the Posidonia Forum,
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.
Rockment A/S reports that Rockwool TNF Systems are now some of the most popular soft core systems in the world, with installations on over 1,150 vessels. Rockwool Modular TNF Systems have been supplied for some of the world's most modern and advanced passenger cruise vessels and ferries.
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
A drydock built by Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has arrived for service in Pointe-APitre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies. Chief executive officer J. Parker Conrad said the 650-toncapacity structure contracted by Naval Drydock Guadeloupe
State-owned Astilleros Espanoles SA (AESA) of Spain recently received an order believed to be worth $88 million for three refrigerated cargo vessels from Del Monte Fresh Fruit International Inc. Last year, Del Monte ordered six reefer vessels from AESA.
The recent introduction of Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 46 engine is now being followed by a new auxiliary engine, the Wartsila Vasa 22/26. According to the analysis made before the Vasa 46 project, a really reliable medium-speed engine is the optimum choice
States Africa Line has announced the appointment of veteran steamship industry executive James T. Crowley as president of the recently formed ocean cargo carrier that provides liner services between U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports and South and East Africa.