Wednesday, November 08, 2000 Maritime News

The SatCom Shakeout

Nov 08, 2000

The satellite communications sector of the marine market has not been immune from the corporate consolidations that have swept all other corners of the industry,

Kvaerner Delivers Second of Project Eagle Series For RCCL

Nov 08, 2000

Explorer of the Seas was delivered by Kvaerner Masa-Yards' Turku shipyard on September 28 to Royal Caribbean in time for its dedication and naming ceremony, which was held in New York on October 21.

Wärtsilä Unveils Plans For The Future

Nov 08, 2000

As the business of providing power to marine vessels around the world continues to consolidate into the hands of fewer, larger companies, one of the more active

New Marine Technology: The Hallmark of SMM 2000

Nov 08, 2000

The SMM exhibition in Hamburg has once again proven that it is the cradle of marine technology and the grand-daddy of all marine exhibitions. On display in 12 separate halls were more than 1,

Polish Shipbuilding Industry Consolidates, While Competition Continues To Boom

Nov 08, 2000

Poland boasts a varied and capable ship and boat building and repair base, a core of shipyards and marine equipment suppliers tested and proven to provide advanced

Gas Ship Design Challenges

Nov 08, 2000

Sophisticated they may be, but the designs of today's LNG, LPG and ethylene carriers are in reality based on the simple parameters of the ideal gas laws governing the relationships between pressure,

Companies Bond Together To Form Salvage Association

Nov 08, 2000

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

What Happened to the Hunley?

Nov 08, 2000

Since its sinking on February 17, 1864, researchers and historians have pondered the above question for more than a century. What we do know, however is that a

Deepwater Prospects Ripe

Nov 08, 2000

It appears that the long-held promise of deepwater offshore discovery and recovery is well-positioned to pay off, particularly in the face of $30+ barrels of oil.

Ansell Jones Uniquely Serves Offshore Market

Nov 08, 2000

Ansell Jones, a leader in the manufacture of lifting, mooring and access equipment for use in the offshore and marine markets, has a vast product range and a history spanning more than 150 years.

Environmentally Sound, Commercial Efficient Wastewater Treatment

Nov 08, 2000

Quality wastewater treatment is the driving force behind the daily operation of Owens Manufacturing & Specialty Co. For more than 20 years, its Kleen Tank product

ZF Fortifies Product Line, Business Plan

Nov 08, 2000

Consolidation of manufacturing and service entities is perhaps the world's worst kept secret. Marine propulsion manufacturers, in particular, have been rapidly consolidating companies,

Workboat Report: Marine Propulsion

Nov 08, 2000

Sweden's Volvo Penta has introduced a new engine range that significantly expands its power output up to 1,380 kW (1,850 hp) and opens vast new markets for the company's products.

Olympic Engine Selection Evokes Thoughts of

Nov 08, 2000

When Olympic Tug & Barge was founded in 1987, owner Harley Franco had environmental responsibility on his mind. Early major oil tanker disasters southeast of Nantucket, Mass.

World Floater Market Is Stable

Nov 08, 2000

The floating rig market was showing signs of stability in many of the world's major drilling basins. However, reports Offshore Data Services, demand for older,

Oil Instability, Consolidation Muddy Offshore E&P Picture

Nov 08, 2000

The cyclical nature of the oil business has blossomed into full bloom during the latter part of 2000, as a host of political power plays have sent oil prices on a virtual rollercoaster,

World Single Hull Tanker Phase-Out Is Coming

Nov 08, 2000

More than a decade after the U.S. enacted OPA '90, much to the consternation of the vessel design and owning community, the International Maritime Organization

The Future of E-Commerce: Will The Maritime Industry Be Left Behind?

Nov 08, 2000

Maritime business commerce has changed rapidly over the last decade. In order to stay competitive, companies are increasingly inventing more efficient ways to conduct business.

Cornering the ULCC Niche

Nov 08, 2000

For an independent tanker owner to undertake a newbuild fleet development program amounting to 3-million tons of crude oil carrier capacity in itself demonstrates a high degree of business verve.

Editor's Note

Nov 08, 2000

Uncontrollable external forces driving commercial development is the hallmark of any industry. However, the last three years serve as a prime example of how such


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