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Moss Point Acquisition By Trinity Will Consolidate Shipbuilding Functions, Improve Efficiency

Trinity Industries, Inc., of New Orleans, La., recently announced the acquisition of Moss Point Marine, Inc., a Mississippi Gulf Coast shipbuilder. The acquisition gives Trinity the largest production capacity of its type of commercial vessels in the United States.

 

Research Continues For More Fuel Efficiency With Lower Grade Fuels

The two major factors influencing diesel engine design and development continue to be the soaring fuel costs and deterioration in the quality of marine fuels. While most diesel designers are working to modify existing models to achieve lower specific fuel consumption,

Maritime History

Making the transition from lighterage to towage, with the acquisition of his first tug R.W. Burke in 1876, marked a significant milestone for the company in that it was the company's first propeller driven vessel. (See story on page 31). The 75-ft.

Moss Point Marine Converts Tanker Into Oceangoing Grain Barge

Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., has converted the American Gulf I (shown), a former 520-foot T-2 tanker, into an oceangoing bulk grain barge for American Gulf Shipping of New Orleans. The extensive modification required the relocation

Simrad Co-Founder Willy Simonsen Dies

The marine electronics world lost a pioneer with the passing of Willy Simonsen on December 4, 2003. Simonsen, who was 90 years old, was the co-founder and driving force behind Simrad, a company that is today part of the Kongsberg Group, the world's largest manufacturer of marine electronics.

HUDSHIP Announces Major Expansion Of Shipbuilding Operation

Wendle W. Huddleston, president and chief executive officer of Hudson S h i p b u i l d e r s , Inc. (HUDSHIP), announced that the company had acquired additional property for a major expansion of its shipbuilding operation. The new property is

Seabulk Contracts for PSV in Brazil

Seabulk Offshore do Brasil, Ltda.. finalized an agreement with Promar Brazil (Estaleiro Promara I) to build a UT-755L platform supply vessel (PSV) for delivery in the fall of 2004, with an option for a second ship. To be named Seabulk Brasil, the 5,460-hp, 236-ft.

DIESEL POWER REVIEW

Whether or not the current decline in oil prices is a temporary condition, most manufacturers of marine diesel engines are still concentrating on further improvements in specific fuel consumption, as well as on the ability to burn heavier grades of fuel.

Horizon To Build OSV Trio

Horizon Shipbuilding and SLOK Nigeria Limited have signed contracts for the construction of three offshore vessels — all of which will operate under a long-term contract with Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited. The contract calls for Horizon to build a 200 ft.

Moon Engineering Expands— Moves To Portsmouth, Va.

Moon Engineering Company, Inc. of Norfolk, Va., after 65 years of service to Navy and commercial ships, is moving across the Elizabeth River from her old Front Street berth along the Norfolk waterfront to Pinner's Point in Portsmouth, Va., about two nautical miles downriver from the U.

 
 
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