Meyer Werft marked its re-entrance into the international ferry business with the delivery of the 41,000-gt RoRocruise ferry Pont-Aven for Brittany Ferries. In summer. Pont-Aven will provide daily service sailing at 27 knots between France and England and between England and Spain.
Onboard-Napa has released the upgraded user interface for the Onboard-NAPA tanker version. The new version is now ready for delivery for chemical, product and crude oil tankers. Onboard-NAPA is a software system for onboard load planning, damage stability analysis and decision support.
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,
The maritime industry has an image problem. Perceived to be an aging industry, many players in the maritime niche deal daily with the very real problem of replenishing its employment ranks, from desk jobs designing and operating vessels, to those at sea and in the construction yards.
Despite the quality of protection and commitment to maintenance, a certainty in the marine business is that metal structures eventually corrode and wear. Whether it is 25 months or 25 years, most all marine structures will enter a shipyard for