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.
Proving that the sum of the parts is greater than the whole is by no means an easy task. Yet this challenge was successfully undertaken during a two day private seminar recently sponsored by Nav- Com Incorporated in Washington, D.C. Combining
The Turku shipyard of Oy Wartsila Ab recently completed the 19,999-dwt crude oil/chemical/ products tanker Tavi (shown above), first of two ordered by Neste Oy, the Finnish national oil company. The vessel was delivered less than 14 months after keel-laying.
Most operators are not aware that just by operating their boilers within their design criteria, they can save 1.8 percent of their fuel costs. This fact was established by one owner over six years ago. Vessels operating under the U.S. flag today were,
John Avila, president of Spec- Tec General, Inc., recently announced that the AMOS maintenance software system will be used for all ships in the Esso International Shipping fleet. The contract was awarded to SpecTec General's Benelux (economic union comprising Belgium,
One of the world's largest "shipto- ship" operators, Cayman Energy Ltd., reports that since the beginning of its operations in August in the Cayman Islands, they are now averaging 4 million barrels per month of crude oil transfers and expect this
Texaco Overseas Tankship Ltd., a wholly owned British subsidiary of Texaco Inc., has taken delivery of the 79,997-deadweightton motor tanker Texaco Westminster at the Aioi (Japan) shipyard of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., it was announced recently.
Supertankers that may require marine repairs and engineering services while at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port can utilize a new service group formed recently by Marine Agents of Galliano, Inc. A free-on-request pamphlet describes the facilities
A detailed "tank coating manual" has been published by Sigma Coatings BV as a guide for shipbuilders, ship repairers, petrochemical and allied industries, painting contractors, and many others. The publication is one of the most comprehensive guides
A license for Texas Offshore Port Inc. to construct and operate a deepwater port for oil supertankers in the Gulf of Mexico has been approved by the federal Department of Transportation. The port, to be located 12 miles south of Freeport, Texas,