maritime

Dockyard Doubles Its Prosperity

In January 2003, Huarun Dadong Dockyard (HRDD) was awarded eight vessel repair contracts awarded in succession — doubling the amount of jobs the yard was awarded just one year previous. Measuring 614 x 93 ft. (187.3 x 28.4 m) M /V Sheila Macdevitt of U.

 

Fred S. Sherman Elected AIMS Board Chairman

A key East Coast shipping executive, long active in U.S. maritime affairs, has been elected chairman of the board of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) for the next 12 months. He is Fred S. Sherman, chairman of the board, Marine Transport Lines, Inc.

NY Navigation Channels: The Really Big Dig

Boston can claim its new tunnel project as the "big dig", but the nearly $3 billion effort to dredge navigation channels in and around New York to 45 — and eventually 50 ft. — is the second largest USACE project; ever. - by Greg Trauthwein The

The Doctor Is "In"

The responsibility of melding, developing and profitably leading one of the world's most prolific high-technology marine companies is, to say the least, a daunting task. Assuming the post with no marine industry experience would seemingly make the job all the more difficult.

Soviets Plan Nuclear Powered Merchant Ship, To Be Completed By 1984

The USSR has launched a nuclear merchant shipbuilding program which will, by the close of the 1980s, make the Soviet merchant marine the only one to have both nuclear-powered icebreakers and cargo vessels. According to a report in the journal "Soviet Shipping,

Inmarsat Launch New Fleet Services

Inmarsat has launched the commercial availability of the Fleet F55 and Fleet F33, incorporating global voice, and a range of fax and data services. Inmarsat Fleet F55 and F33 are designed to bring the benefits of satellite communications to vessels,

The "Wired" Ship

Saving space and weight onboard any vessel is tantamount to efficient operation and ultimately profitability. Telenor Fiber, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telenor, last month at SMM introduced a fiber-optic solution for ships and maritime installations,

ABS Signs Agreement To Advance Phoenix World City Project

The American Bureau of Shipping, the nation's ship classification society, recently signed an agreement with World City Corporation under which, among other tasks, it will assist and advise World City in the process of bringing existing and developing U.

Coast Guard Improves Inspection Program To Detect Unsafe Tankers

More Oil Is Shipped In U.S. Waters Than Any Other Commodity; Petroleum And Petroleum Products Account For 40 Percent Of The Cargo Shipped Through U.S. Waters C o a s t Guard inspections have not always been reliable in detecting unsafe tankers.

Harbor Dredging Begins To Pay Off

According to industry sources, the billions of taxpayer dollars spent on dredging America's harbors in the last four years are already paying off for U.S. coal exporters. But the full benefit will come in the future. According to Joseph Lema, vice president of the National Coal Association,

 
 
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