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,
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.
Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines High fuel costs and lower grades of marine fuel continue to dominate the thinking of diesel engine manufacturers as well as vessel owners and designers. Engine designs reflect these concerns as
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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.
The United States, like all other nations, has required from its founding that manifests of imported cargo be filed with its Customs agency. Traditionally, the manifest was filed (or "presented") when the ship arrived in port. Official entry was
Valmet Corporation, Finland, and the engineering and consulting company Foster Wheeler Petroleum Development Limited, United Kingdom, signed a technical cooperation agreement in January with respect to offshore projects. The agreement is part
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,