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COMPUTERIZED VESSEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

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.

 

1987: A YEAR OF MAJOR THREATS AND IMPORTANT VICTORIES

Dena L. Wilson Vice President-Legislative Affairs The American Waterways Operators AWO's legislative activities serve two primary functions: the first, and most significant, revolve around active participation in the federal legislative process

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,

M/V Miss Sheila, M/V Cole Delivered By Mississippi Marine Towboat Corp.

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.

A New Course For AWO's Shipyard Conference

A conscious decision to expand the activities of the American Waterways Shipyard Conference was made by the conference members on March 10, 1989, so that our nation's small and medium-sized shipyards could strengthen their voice in Washington.

DIESEL POWER REVIEW

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,

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,

Corps Of Engineers Asked To Fund More Renovations On Inland Waterways

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,

First Of Two Tugs To Sembawang Towing— More To Be Ordered

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,

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.

 
 
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