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Mechanical Problems, Late Deliveries Continue to Plague Industry

A stagnant economy, threat of overcapacity and canceled cruises due to repairs and late deliveries have conspired to slow the hyper-growth cruise industry has enjoyed for the past decade. Even last year's new Millennium, which hurst onto the cruise scene with its new gas turbine propulsion,

 

European Yard Initiative - Will it Work?

The European Intership initiative to breathe new life into Europe's flagging ship construction industry could provide a pointer for repair yards in the region, some believe. The seven yards in five countries have secured €19 million in EU funding

German RoRo Bastion

Having logged fresh orders from existing clients UN RoRo (formerly UND) of Turkey and Denmark's DFDS group, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft has taken its tally of RoRo trailerships contracted in recent years to 23. The volume of business puts

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A Report On The 89th Annual Meeting A series of extremely interesting technical papers, a banquet, dinner-dance, and the presenting of traditional awards were the hallmarks of the 89th annual meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine

Fibergrate Introduces New Fibertred FRP Stair Tread Panels

—Literature Offered Fibergrate Corp. of Dallas, Texas, is offering literature on the innovative new Fibertred stair-step panels that are produced by the company. According to the manufacturer, eight of industry's most popularsize stair treads

Improving Shipbuilding Productivity

The National Shipbuilding Research Program Was Developed By The Maritime Administration And The Society Of Naval Architects And Marine Engineers To Serve All U.S. Shipbuilders. The singular characteristic of the National Shipbuilding Research Program

Rule Changes By Lloyd's Register

The Technical Committee of Lloyd's Register of Shipping has approved new Rules for Inwater Surveys and a number of additions and amendments to the Rules for the Construction and Classification of Steel Ships, subject to confirmation by the General Committee.

Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines

As we enter 1985, marine power plant designers continue the general practice that became common in the 1970's, that is the practice of designing power plants for high thermal efficiency. Low fuel consumption, over a wide range of operating powers,

Baker Marine Enters License Agreement With Argentine Corporation

Baker Marine Corporation, which is primarily engaged in the construction of offshore jackup drilling platforms, has announced its intention to enter into a License Agreement with Cometarsa, S.A., an Argentine corporation with principal offices in Buenos Aires.

Gonsoulin Industries New Mother Company For LeBeouf Towing

LeBeouf Bros. Towing Co., one of the better-known marine transportation companies operating on the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast, has evolved into one of the fastest growing, diversified organizations in the marine industry. As a result of this growth,

 
 
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