The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
The Italian cruise ship industry is providing work for the country's shipyards, including both major refits and newbuildings. Sitmar Lines has commissioned three new cruise ships, two of which are being built in Italy, and Costa Crociere, a newly formed
W. Ray Wallace, president and chief executive officer of Trinity Industries, Inc., announces the appointment of James M. Blenkhorn as president and chief executive officer of Equitable Shipyards, Inc. Mr. Blenkhorn has responsibility for all operations
The 30,000-dwt motor vessel Lawrence H. Gianella, fifth of five sophisticated T-5 product carriers designed and constructed by Tampa Shipyards Inc. in Florida, was delivered recently to Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. of Houston. The new ship is now being operated by the owner's subsidiary,
U.S. Yards Could Gain $ 6 . 6 Billion In Retrofit Work The Congressional legislative battle over double-hull/double-bottom tankers appears to be drawing to a conclusion. According to reports, House and Senate conferees are currently working on
Three limited partnerships located at 2701 Houma Boulevard, Metairie, La., have applied for Title XI guarantees to aid in financing a total of 50 hopper barges. All are to be 200 feet long, and are intended for operation in the Mississippi River.
— F r e e Literature O f f e r e d— The Walter S. Diehl, T-AO-193, the fifth in a series of seven fleet oilers under construction at Avondale Industries' Shipyards Division, Avondale, La., for the U.S. Navy, was recently christened. She is scheduled for delivery to the Navy in 1988.
A discussion-provoking paper titled "Shipbuilding P r a c t i c es Around the World" was presented by Jay J. Hassani of Century Engineering, Inc., Baltimore, at a recent meeting of the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
September 30 - October 1, — New York, NY The New York Metropolitan Section of SNAME, in conjunction with T&R Panel 0-36 (Economic Analysis of Marine Transportation Systems), The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, will present
One of the maritime industry's premiere annual events, the 2004 SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Exposition, is scheduled to grace scenic Washington, D.C., scheduled from September 29 to October 1, 2004. Washington, D.C., the center of U.S.