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
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 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.
The 42-foot, 50-ton pushboat Walter D. Johnson, newly built by Keith A. Record of Portland, Ore., is undertaking a demanding job on the Columbia River—that of spotting bridge construction barges in tight quarters and rapid river currents. For this tough assignment, vessel owner Johnson Bros.
Seabury C. McGown has been elected vice president-contracts of Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer of Bellingham, Wash., and Swansboro, N.C., with responsibility for governmental marketing, bidding, and contract administration and other commercial boat business,
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.
Tom Frazier I I I , formerly vice president of sales, has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing at American Commercial Barge Line Company (ACBL), a unit of the Inland Waterways Services division of Texas Gas Transmission Corporation.
Three managers have been named to new positions with Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation's domestic operations, Larry T. Rigdon, vice president-North American operations, has announced. Based in the Harvey, La., office, B.B. Breland has been named manager-tugs and barges.
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,
National Marine Service Incorporated, St. Louis, Mo., recently announced that R.J. (Tex) Ritter has joined its Shipyard Division as a sales representative in its Houston offices. From this base, he will represent National Marine's shipyard, diesel engine rebuild/repair,