A Preview Of The Latest Offerings Designed To Help Operators Reduce Costs As in other areas, the computer is revolutionizing the maritime industry. Numerous new packages of hardware and software have become available for marine applications during the past year.
Quality Shipyards, Houma, La., recently delivered the 4,200-hp pushboat SuperAmerica, the third in a series of three new vessels built for Ashland Oil, Lexington, Ky. The three pushboats replaced towboats that were all more than 40 years old. Ashland invested about $3.
Sperry Marine Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of marine electronics, has agreed to distribute the "Northstar 800" Series of Computerized Loran-C Navigators manufactured by Digital Marine Electronics Corp. of Acton, Mass.
Jan Paulsen has been a busy guy. Paulsen was the project manager, which saw through the construction of four massive 23,5()()-hp anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS) — two for Solstad and two for Olympic Shipping — starting with the delivery of the first ship in January 2002.
McDermott Delivers First Jumboized Crowley Barge — Gets Contract To "Stretch" Three Additional Units
Crowley Maritime Corporation of San Francisco, which last year awarded McDermott Shipyards a contract to lengthen two roll-on/ roll-off barges, has ordered midbody extensions of three additional barges. Each barge, designed to transport wheeled vehicles and cargo containers,
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.
Schuyler Rubber Company, Inc., Woodinville, Wash., which custom designs and builds rubber fender products for the marine industry, has received the "Outstanding Achievement in Market Development Award" for the second consecutive year from the Washington Department of Ecology.
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,
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
Puget Sound Tug & Barge Co., a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corporation, One Market Plaza, San Francisco, has applied for Title XI guarantees to aid in financing t he construction of 12 barges. The vessels will be of three types: four 240-foot-long lighterage barges,