Seaforth Maritime has announced revised plans for one of the North Sea's most ambitious project proposals—a floating airport with a 2,000-foot runway capable of taking four-engined 50-seat aircraft. Seaforth originally proposed an airport based on the hull of a very large crude carrier,
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
With U.S. shipyards busy building and converting a number of passenger vessels, cruise boats and ferries, the editors of MR/EN have put together a feature on 10 of the most notable shallow-draft passenger vessels delivered in the past year, which include nine newbuildings and one conversion.
In these hard times, we are all experiencing- severe economic strains, and we are all looking for the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel." Over the last few years, many events have coincided bringing both the economy and this segment of
The National Waterways Conference, Inc., advocates fair and evenhanded Federal navigation policies. It is the only waterway organization which directs practically all of its resources into the policy arena, working for adequate funding for navigation
The Maritime Administration has approved in principle the applications of two companies for Title XI guarantees to aid in financing the following vesselconstruction projects: Radcliff Materials, Inc., 61 St. Joseph Street, Mobile, Ala., had applied
Maryland Marine, Inc., Houston, Texas, recently contracted Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO), Nashville, Tenn., to build four 30,000-barrel double-skin tank barges. According to Caroll Bjornson, owner of MMI, the 297-1/2-foot barges will be
Equitable Shipyards, Inc. has launched the first of 39 coal-carrying hopper barges for the Indiana Michigan Power Company, Ft. Wayne, Inc., signifying the rebirth of the shipyard which had closed since 1985. The 195-foot by 35-foot by 12-foot barge is the first of 15 of its size,
The Great Congress St. & Atlantic Steamship Company, Ltd., Boston, Mass., has signed a contract with Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., for construction of a 75-foot steam launch of traditional turn-of-the-century lines. Designed by Halsey Heereshoff of Bristol, R.
The tug and barge industry plays a major role in the local economy, but unless you live or work along the banks of the nation's waterways, you might not realize what's happening when all those huge lumbering barges float by the shoreline, loaded with who-knows-what,