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 RO-RO 81 Conference in Hamburg that begins on June 30 will take place at a time when major new services are being implemented and planned on both deepsea and short-haul routes. With routes such as Europe-East Africa and A u s t r a l i a -
—Brochures Offered— The repowering of three of San Francisco's commuter ferries are saving their owner, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, more than a quarter of a million dollars a year in fuel costs, according to their manager.
The first MTU Series 595 engine has now entered actual service with installation of a 12-cylinder model on the ferry Deutschland. The 476-foot-long oceangoing ferry Deutschland, powered by nine MTU 12-cylinder 956 engines rated at 1,840 kw at 2,
As the business of providing power to marine vessels around the world continues to consolidate into the hands of fewer, larger companies, one of the more active companies — Wartsila Corporation — recently gave more insight into its long-term strategy as "The Ship Power Supplier.
—Free Literature Offered— Schottel-Werft, Spay/Rhine, West Germany, recently received an extensive order from the British shipbuilding group North East Shipbuilders, Ltd. of Sunderland for SRP 350/350 Rudderpropellers, and SST-612 DST steering systems with Copilot 2000.
German engine manufacturer MTU Friedrichshafen recently announced it will present its new Series 595 diesel engine for the first time at the International Shipping and Marine Technology Market, SMM '90, in Hamburg, West Germany. The new Series 595 includes 12- and 16-cylinder models,
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.
Moss Point Marine, Inc. of the Trinity Marine Group has delivered the 100-foot passenger and vehicle ferry Mark G. Goode to the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation. It has joined six other ferries working between Port Aransas and Aransas Pass,
The Voith-Schneider-propelled double-ended Dutch ferry Molengat has been operating successfully between Den Helder and the North Sea island of Texel, Holland, for about 10 years. Due to the increase in traffic on this route, the operator of the