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.
The Power Systems Group of Combustion Engineering, Inc., Windsor, Conn., has announced the appointment of Thomas E. Matthews as manager of contracts, C-E Marine Power Systems. Mr. Matthews will be responsible for the overall performance and administration of marine contracts,
Rising out of the ashes of receivership, Hobart, Australia-based INCAT is back with a vengeance. After a setback this 46 past year, the company, according to CEO Robert Clifford, is "well structured for the future." And the company is on its way
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.
Rolls-Royce has won two new contracts to supply podded propulsion systems and deck machinery for Queen Mary 2, the new luxury cruise liner to be built for Cunard Line at Alstom Chantiers de l'Atlantique in France. It has also won contracts to supply
President John F. Sullivan Jr. of Bath Iron Works recently announced 16 key appointments in a major managerial realignment to strengthen the shipyard's production and marketing capabilities. "We are pleased that all the appointments came from within the company," he said.
The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has authorized publication in the Federal Register of a notice that it is proposing a new policy permitting spare parts to be based ashore. The proposal also specifies a predetermined limit on the amount of constructiondifferential subsidy
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
Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. New Orleans, has signed a letter of intent with shipbuilders in Japan and the United Kingdom for construction of six large, automated containerships. One letter of intent is with a joint venture of Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co.
—Free Literature Available Texaco Marine Services Inc. (TMSI), Port Arthur, Texas, has signed operating agreements with Archon Shipping Inc., and Acturus Shipping Inc., to manage the tanker Brooklyn and the tanker Williamsburg, according to William R.