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THE EXPANDING CRUISE INDUSTRY—STILL MORE ROOM FOR GROWTH

With nearly 3 million people taking a cruise during 1988 (4 million, including one-day cruises), the cruise industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the travel industry. With Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) reporting excellent bookings for its member cruise lines,

 

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

New Tunnel Thruster Model Introduced By Omnithruster

Omnithruster Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has introduced a new Omnitunnel Jet Module™ designed specifically for workboats, fishing vessels, barges, and dredge applications. The new model OJ-M450 is aimed at the conventional thruster market,

Posidonia The International Shipping Exhibition

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,

Scottish Offshore Opens Texas Office

The Scottish Offshore Partnership (SCOPA) has announced the formal opening of its office in Houston, Texas. This significant action by a British group of consulting engineers requires explanation. SCOPA has been set up with its headquarters in Glasgow,

MHI To Construct Biggest Cruise Ship Ever Built In Japan

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order to build a 960-passenger cruise ship from Japanese shipowner Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line). At 49,000 gross tons, she would be the biggest cruise ship ever built in Japan. To be built at MHI's Nagasaki yard,

North American Marine Jet Expands Its Market

Since the introduction of its Traktor Jet 1-150 in 1987, North American Marine Jet, Inc (NAMJ) has (due to the tremendous acceptance of this revolutionary new high thrust, slow speed marine jet package), expanded into new market areas with the larger Traktor Jet HT Series.

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

3.MAJ Diesel Works Builds First Sulzer RTA 72 Engine Ever

From the moment of its introduction into the market seven years ago, the RTA series of Sulzer marine diesel engines set new dimensions to operating economy and reliability, and maintenance. In 1984, the so-called "-8 series" engines, covering cylinder bores of 380,

C-MAP/USA Named National Distributor For Sea Plot Software

In a move to provide customers with a new medium for displaying its electronic charts, C-MAP/USA has announced that it has become a national distributor for SeaPlot software, an integrated navigation and charting software package that allows users

 
 
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