Do increased Tax Revenues' Translate Into Higher Waterways User Taxes?

In March, Transportation Secretary Samuel K. Skinner unveiled his much ballyhooed national transportation strategy. It proposed dramatic shifts in the responsibility for the nation's harbors, waterways and other transportation modes: State and


Generator Replacement Proves Cascade General Capabilities

Cascade General had its knowledge and expertise put to the test with the emergency replacement of a faulty generator on P&O's Sea Princess. Measuring 857 ft. (261.2 m), the vessel, which was built by Fincantieri in 1998, was in drydock at the Portland

M.A.N.-B&W Turbochargers Reduce Fuel Consumption

—Literature Available During the past year, the Polish engine manufacturer ZGODA tested an NA 34/T M.A.N.-B&W high-efficiency turbocharger on the test bed of a 6 ZL 40 engine. After successful tests, an identical engine from the four-engine plant


—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,

Raytheon's 'Sub Sig II' To Provide Sea Trial Support For Electric Boat

Contractor sea trials of submarines built by General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn., will be supported by Raytheon Company's research vessel Sub Sig II under terms of a charter signed recently by the two firms. The vessel, owned

Exxon Introduces C o s t - S a v i n g M a r i ne Lubricant Line

Exxon Company, International (ECI) recently announced at a gathering of shipping industry representatives that they have developed a new, high quality marine lubricant line called Exxmar to replace their existing diesel lubricants line, Tromar.

Guralnick Associates Receives DOE Contract

Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc., San Francisco, Calif., has just been selected by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to provide naval architectural and marine e n g i n e e r i n g consulting services throughout the period of design and construction of OTEC-1,

Wartsila Opens Newest Factory In Singapore —Engine Literature Available

The newest diesel engine factory in Singapore, Wartsila Power Singapore (Pte) Ltd., has started production. Wartsila Power Singapore, is a joint venture comprising Wartsila of Finland and Keppel Shipyard of Singapore. The company manufactures and

Tracor Marine Awarded $3.6-Million Navy Contract

A $3.6-million contract to conduct acceptance testing of sonobuoys for the United States Navy has been awarded by the Naval A v i o n i c s Center, Indianapolis, Ind., to Tracor Marine, Inc., Port Everglades, Fla., subsidiary of Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas.

NoFire Technologies Helps Ships Meet SOLAS

In December 1996 the IMO adopted amendments to the SOLAS Convention that affect fire safety measures aboard ships. The amendments encompass a new International Code for the Application of Fire Test Procedures, which has been made mandatory on or after July 1.

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