Friday, June 07, 2002 Maritime News

Alcoa Acquires Marina Accessibility Products

Jun 07, 2002

Alcoa Inc. has acquired the assets of Marina Accessibility Products, Inc., a manufacturer of marine access systems based in Surrey, BC, Canada. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Imtech Receives Contract

Jun 07, 2002

Imtech N.V., a technical service provider in Europe, has been commissioned by the Jan De Nul Groep and the wharf Schelde Marine Bouw to automate a number of dredgers and naval vessels.

IACS Nears Completion of Requirements

Jun 07, 2002

Shipowners want stronger ships. Regulators want stronger ships. Both want new requirements to apply across the industry - a level playing field. In response, the

Blohm + Voss – 125 Years In The Making

Jun 07, 2002

More than 125 years ago, on April 5, 1877, two young and ambitious engineers, Hermann Blohm and Ernst Voss joined together to what has since evolved into one of

INTERTANKO's Sustainable Challenge

Jun 07, 2002

Environmental Sustainable Development It’s a concept that has sparked a multitude of papers, essays and analysis, yet the notion of sustainable development

German Barging: Over the Divide

Jun 07, 2002

Roswitha Engert-Zöller and her husband, Capt. Albrecht Zöller, dream of riding a working towboat on the Mississippi River. But their life cruising through picturesque

Rear Admiral Paul Pluta Redefines Maritime Security

Jun 07, 2002

Rear Admiral (RADM) Paul Pluta, the man in charge of ensuring the security of the 361 ports and 95,000 miles of coastline in the U.S., had to quickly shift gears in the hours following September 11.

Take a trip to a Ship Graveyard

Jun 07, 2002

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

Answering the Call From Above

Jun 07, 2002

Selecting a "Technology-of-the-Year" for the June 2002 Yearbook edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was no small task, and a decidedly unscientific one, at that.

A Naval Architect’s Look at Design Trends

Jun 07, 2002

Reading tea leaves on a boat underway is an exercise in frustration because just as the leaves start to settle, another wave comes along and changes the picture.

MAN B&W Turbocharger Technology Unveiled

Jun 07, 2002

This past May marked the unveiling of an ocean-going product deep in the heart of Bavaria, specifically at the lake at Ammersee near Munich, where MAN B&W presented

World Shipbuilding to Fall Slightly

Jun 07, 2002

Last year was an active one for the international shipbuilding market. Although the order intake was significantly reduced from the order boom of the previous year, 46 million dwt, or 31.

Subsidies Top Shipyard Exec Meeting

Jun 07, 2002

At a recent meeting of top European shipbuilding executives it must have seemed like déjà vu times three, as Korean shipbuilding subsidies and their disastrous effect on ship pricing in general,

Tanker Market is Solid

Jun 07, 2002

The year 2001 must be described as a very healthy year for tanker owners. Although it is a fact that freight rates for all tanker types have fallen substantially

Redundancy the Next Watchword?

Jun 07, 2002

The fact that the actual incidence of oil cargo spills as a percentage of global shipments is minuscule can never be a reason for any relaxation in the constant

GL: Exporting German Precision

Jun 07, 2002

Mechanical engineer Till Braun of Germanischer Lloyd is passionate about precision. "If I was building a boat, any boat, I would want to have a classification society involved," he says.

U.S. Shipbuilding: Prospects Abound, but Where’s the Money?

Jun 07, 2002

While the U.S. commercial shipbuilding industry outperformed the U.S. economy between 1992 and 2001, this period witnessed the construction of barely a dozen large ocean going vessels for our U.

Navy League Comes To New York For Centennial Convention

Jun 07, 2002

More than 600 Navy Leaguers from around the world will be in New York City from June 28 to July 2, 2002, attending the organization’s national convention and celebrating

Lockheed Martin And Offshore Systems Ltd. Announce Teaming Agreement

Jun 07, 2002

Lockheed Martin Marine Systems and Offshore Systems Ltd. have teamed up to provide one of the most advanced navigation software to U.S. Navy ships, completely eliminating

Panama Canal Authority Proposes New Pricing Structure

Jun 07, 2002

The Panama Canal Authority released a formal proposal to change its pricing structure to move toward a market-oriented business model that allows for greater


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