Finnish Innovation Ascends New Heights

The Finnish shipbuilding industry has been in a state of flux for much of 1999 and entering 2000, with the Kvaerner shipbuilding pullout dominating the headlines. But while the search for new owners of the company's yards in Finland has kept the boardrooms busy,


Ship Graveyard

Imagine earning $1.25 a day to wade through knee-deep mucky waters on a beach in Bangladesh, to dismantle enormous ships with little more than hand tools. This practice is conducted every day by Bangladeshi laborers who work as ship breakers. These vessels,


Faster, more efficient cargo handling reduces costs and increases profit opportunities for all vessel owners—inland, coastal and deepdraft. To satisfy the changing needs of these cost-conscious customers, manufacturers of deck machinery and cargo


—A Review— Faster turnaround in port means increased profits for all vessel operators. To meet that need, designers and manufacturers of cargo handling equipment and access and stowage systems continue to improve their products and to introduce new,

Salvors Forge Their Way into the Future

Maritime Reporter solicited the opinions of two of the leading marine salvage companies to discover trends and challenges facing marine operators in the near future. The 2003 National Maritime Salvage Conference, sponsored by American Salvage Association (ASA),

Marine Insurance Seminar To Be Held In Jacksonville, Florida

A seminar on "Marine Insurance" will be held in the Hotel Hilton, Jacksonville, Fla., on December 6, 1978. Maritime industry executives in Southeastern United States are invited to attend the one-day session. The Marine Insurance Seminar will be sponsored jointly by Florida Junior College,

Shipowners, Charterers Launch New Internet-Based Shipping Exchange

An international group of major energy, shipping and IT companies have joined forces to set up an independent shipping exchange: with operations based in Oslo and offices in Stockholm and Amsterdam. The group consists of U.S.-based energy group Enron (www.

Seward, Alaska To Build Large Shipping Facility

The City of Seward, Alaska, broke ground recently for the state's largest marine-oriented industrial development. "The Fourth of July Industrial Park, located across the head of Resurrection Bay from this picturesque community of 3,000 will be the site of a $60- million dock,

Burton Delivers 224-Ft. Seiner, Second Of Seven For Van Camp

Burton Shipyard, Inc., Port Arthur, Texas, recently delivered the 224-foot tuna vessel Patrician. The steel-hulled tuna purse seiner is the second of a seven-vessel contract awarded to Burton by Van Camp Sea Food Co., a division of Ralston Purina Co.

Companies Bond Together To Form American Salvage Association

Responding to the need for a presence and to assist in the professionalization of the U.S. marine salvage and firefighting response, nine U.S. salvors have joined together to form the American Salvage Association (ASA). The initial group has participated

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