With an expanded profile and vast interest from the marine industry, this year's Asia Pacific Maritime is scheduled to be the largest ever since its commencement in 1990. The exhibition, which will be held from September 5-7, 2001 and organized by
Based in Rauma, Aker Finnyards recent history is indicative of the changes, which continue to sweep the Finnish maritime scene. Finnyards is owned 100 percent by Norwegian interests, part of Aker Yards, an international shipbuilding group comprising
Christening ceremonies were held recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., for the M/V Hunter Armistead, the second Ingram-Class tanker built for American Tankships, Inc., a subsidiary of Ingram Corporation, New Orleans.
The 197,060-dwt ore carrier Asakasan Maru, built at the Chiba Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company (MES), was delivered recently to joint owners Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Sawayama Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. The big vessel has an overall length of 984.
McDermott Marine Construction, a major operating unit of McDermott International Inc., has been awarded a contract from Marathon Oil Company for the fabrication and installation of an eight-skirt pile jacket, piles and deck. Fabrication of the jacket and piles,
IMODCO, Inc., 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024, pioneer designers and developers of offshore marine terminal systems, has received an important new contract from Exxon USA for a Santa Barbara Channel project and a letter of intent from Societe Entrepose- GTM,
Bailey Controls has formed a Marine Market Group that will concentrate on worldwide sales of process control systems and related equipment for use on marine vessels and offshore drilling platforms. The new group, based at the Bailey corporate headquarters
Recent board action of Ryan- Walsh Stevedoring Company, Inc., Mobile, Ala., elevated three management employees to corporate officers. Billy W. Parks was named vice president-engineering, and Ross K. Drake and Bernard H. Greene Jr. were named assistant vice presidents.
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. and OMI Corp. recently announced an agreement in principle to a merger between Hornbeck and three OMI affiliates—OMI Petrolink Corp., OMI Offshore Marine Services, Inc., and Potomac Transport, Inc.—following an exchange of shares.
The first U.S. deepwater oil port appears to be handling ULCCs and VLCCs without problems. The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), located 19 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, has received seven large bulk carriers up to 417,000 dwt in its first quarter of operation.