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Two Unique Proposals By Seaforth Maritime

Seaforth Maritime has announced revised plans for one of the North Sea's most ambitious project proposals—a floating airport with a 2,000-foot runway capable of taking four-engined 50-seat aircraft. Seaforth originally proposed an airport based on the hull of a very large crude carrier,

 

Where Is the All-Electric Navy?

"There is a powerful agent, responsive, quick, and easy to use, pliable enough to meet all our needs on board. It does everything. It supplies light and heat for the ship and is the very soul of our mechanical equipment. That agent is electricity.

Most Powerful Heavy Lift Cargo Ship Delivered by Hitachi Zosen

The 13,740-dwt Happy Buccaneer, said to be the most powerful heavy lift cargo carrier in the world, was delivered recently by the Hiroshima yard of Hitachi Zosen Corporation in Japan to Amstel Tanker Management B.V. (Mammoet Transport) of the Netherlands.

MarAd's Schubert: Building a Better U.S. Business

In part one of a two-part series, William G. Schubert, the new U.S. Maritime Administrator (MarAd) speaks with H. Clayton Cook, Jr. about the current standing and future direction of maritime activities in the United States. Mr. Administrator, this

NWC: Promoting Sound & Far-Sighted Waterways Policies

The National Waterways Conference, Inc., advocates fair and evenhanded Federal navigation policies. It is the only waterway organization which directs practically all of its resources into the policy arena, working for adequate funding for navigation

ABS Reports Record Number Of Vessels Under Classification

The number of vessels in American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification has climbed to a record total, William N. Johnston, the chairman and president, reported at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society. ABS classed 388 new vessels of 3,

Crowley Named President Of Newly Organized States Africa Line

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.

Fincantieri Delivers 135,000-DWT Bulker To Italian Owner

The Marghera yard of Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani recently delivered the 135,000- dwt bulk carrier Ignazio to shipowner Fermar Company, Ferruzzi Group. The ship will be utilized to transport coal for the Italian thermoelectric power plants

Liquefied Gas Shipping— New Drewry Report Predicts Continued Improvement

The liquefied gas shipping industry (LNG and LPG) has staged a fairly remarkable recovery in the last couple of years, both in terms of the volume of cargo moved by sea, and the operating profitability of ships involved in these trades. Now, a

Astilleros Espanoles Yards Report Full Orderbooks Well Into 1989

The Andalucia yards of the Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Astilleros Espanoles SA (AESA) are assured of work orders well into 1989, according to the company. According to the company, its Cadiz yard has a full complement of orders, including

 
 
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