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,
A Facilities Review ALUMINUM BOATS Aluminum Boats, Inc., is a new shipyard in south Louisiana that is rapidly earning a reputation for high-quality construction and repair of aluminum boats at reasonable prices. As the name indicates, the shipyard
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John Nichols, president of Mississippi Marine Towboat Corporation, G r e e n v i l l e , Miss., announced the recent delivery of the M/V Miss S h e i l a (shown above) to Red Wing River Towing, Inc., Red Wing, Minn., and the M V Cole (shown below), to White River Fleeting, Inc.
FOCUS ON THE STEADY GROWTH IN THE SMALL SHIP, BARGE & BOATBUILDING SECTOR IMA has just completed an indepth business assessment of the entire U.S. marine market. The study looks at 38 specific segments of the U.S. marine market—from large commercial ships through small municipal craft.
—Literature Available Kuantan Port Authority in Malaysia recently placed an order with Penang Shipbuilding Corporation for a Voith Water Tractor as a shiphandling vessel for the newly built terminal in Kuantan. The decision was made after extensive
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is facing a major effort from the inland waterway industry to have more funding from its operating budget diverted to low-cost lock renovations that would significantly reduce barge traffic delays. Within two years of being approved,
In order to provide better tug services and to diversify its activities, Sembawang Towing has embarked on a program to modernize its fleet. The company has recently taken delivery of a highly versatile tug, Sea Cheetah, shown above. The tug, built at Singapore Slipway,
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.
The rebirth of the passenger/cargo ship S.S. Monterey, idled since 1978, as a modern 660-passenger luxury cruise liner is in full swing at Wartsila Marine Industries' Helsinki yard. The Helsinki yard is performing all the outfitting and interior work on the U.