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AWO'S AMERICAN WATERWAYS SHIPYARD CONFERENCE IS SHAPING POLICY FOR LONG-TERM GROWTH

Apart f r om t h e 24 major deepsea shipyards, t h e r e exists a segment of the U.S. maritime indust r y composed of more than 300 small- and medium-sized commercial shipyards located throughout t h e nation on t h e East, West, and Gulf Coasts,

 

Repowering Of San Francisco Ferries With Detroit Diesel Engines Cuts Fuel Costs, Adds Performance

—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.

RORO81 PREVIEW

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 -

Practical Compliance With Latest USCG and IMCO REGULATIONS

The introduction of IMCO regulations, last amended in 1978, and the publication of USCG regulations, September 1979, require that all ships calling on U.S. and IMCO nations' ports will be required to comply with these regulations by the specified dates.

Western Coal Shipments Through Great Lakes Ports Could Expand Dramatically

To comply with pollution restrictions that go into effect in 1995, several electric utilities and industrial power plants along the Great Lakes are considering using low-sulfur Western coal, which would mean a big surge of business on the Great Lakes.

Sohio Oil, Subsidiary Of BP America, Makes West Coast Acquisitions

BP America recently announced that its subsidiary, Sohio Oil Company, has agreed to acquire a West Coast refinery and marketing assets from Mobil Oil. The action marks the company's first move to the West Coast as a refiner and marketer. As part of the transaction,

Modern Cargo Pumps For Tankers And Barges

*Editor's Note: Dipl. Ing. Heinrich Moller is general manager and technical director of Bornemann Pumps, Obernkirchen, West Germany. Asmus W. Feck, P.E., based in Pawleys Island, S.C., is an international marine engineering consultant. This article

Senior Appointments Announced By CN Marine

Two senior management appointments in CN Marine's Newfoundland services have been announced by the president, Rupert Tingley, effective June 1. Donald G. Newman has been named manager, Gulf service at North Sydney, while W. Peter Embleton becomes manager, coastal services, in St.

Shipboard Safety Criteria Monitored By Siemens Computer

—Literature Available Marine computers are used to calculate and check shipboard safety criteria, primarily stability and cargo distribution, but also material stresses. The rugged Siemens SIMAC marine computer is this type of microcomputer which

Dixie Carriers To Build And Operate Barges For Norwegian Firm

Dixie Carriers, Inc., a subsidiary of Kirby Exploration Company, Inc., has entered into a multiyear agreement with Odfjell Westfal- Larsen Tankers of Bergen, Norway, for the construction and operation of three specialty tank barges. The barges, to be constructed by Platzer Shipyard, Inc.

 
 
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