the overall economy of cargo vessels. When working with slewing cranes, a large portion of the total crane cycle time is accounted for by spotting of the cargo. In container handling, for example, spotting may take as much as 40 percent of the cycle time.
Fuel Savings Alone Can Justify New Engine Investment At the New Orleans Work Boat Show in January, Caterpillar Engine Division announced new and improved diesel marine propulsion system products and support programs designed to help operators reduce
The first of three 40,790-dwt open-hatch bulk carriers, the Star Florida, was delivered recently by Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. of South Korea to her managing owner, A/S Billabong of Bergen, Norway. The delivery took place one month
Marine Transport Lines, Inc. recently announced the following promotions. Joseph G. Drescher to vice president-operations, where he will be responsible for MTL's fleet of 37 vessels with an aggregate deadweight approximating 1,690,028 long tons.
U.S. domestic crude oil and natural gas liquids production peaked in 1970, and after remaining nearly constant for the following two years, fell steadily until 1976, with output from Alaska providing an upsurge in 1977. However, even in 1977,
World City Corporation's contract with Avondale Industries is the basis of a "Build America" campaign aimed at maximizing use of American technology, products, and services from all 50 states in the building and outfitting of Phoenix World City and in her operation under the American flag.
For over 14 years, Universal Marine Medical Supply Co., with its main headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y., has served the marine industry, both the commercial and naval sectors, with a reliable, economical and efficient distribution system for marine medical supplies.
Spain's Astilleros Espanoles SA was recently awarded a five-vessel construction contract by Cuban shipping companies and a two-ship contract by a Swedish firm. Under the Cuban contract, Empresa Navegacion Mambisa, the largest shipping line in Cuba,
SOLAS Regulation II-1/29.20 requires that all tankers 40,000 gross tons and over fit an independent means of quickly regaining control of the rudder should a single failure occur in the steering gear piping system. The deadline for the steering system upgrades is September 1, 1988.
The American Ship Building Company of Tampa, Fla., following the recent completion of a $300-million, five-ship T-5 tanker contract for Ocean Products Tankers of Houston and the Military Sealift Command, has announced its intention to embark on two new major programs.