Friday, September 10, 2004 Maritime News

Software Solutions

Sep 10, 2004

Autohydro: An Exciting Future The early 1980s witnessed the birth of the first generation Autohydro by Coastdesign Inc. (now called Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC)).

U.S. Ferry Market Prospects Looking Up

Sep 10, 2004

The proliferation of sleek, unique and fast ferries on U.S. waterways is slowly becoming the reality that has been much discussed for decades. While the country

The Great Maritime Disruption… that Never Happened

Sep 10, 2004

By Joe DiRenzo III and Chris Doane Y2K. Remember the dire warnings four years ago as the world raced towards the stroke of midnight ushering in 2000?

Propulsion Annual: ABS: Large Ship Hull Deflections Impact the Shaft Alignment

Sep 10, 2004

A report issued earlier this year from ABS indicates that larger ships, driven by the latest generation of very high-powered diesel engines, are particularly

Containerships: When Will One Engine Not Be Enough?

Sep 10, 2004

There is certainly no let-up yet in the containership ordering spree as charter rates scale new heights, carriers continue to report record results. The Howe

Propulsion Annual: (Fuel) Cells of Endeavor

Sep 10, 2004

By David Tinsley, Technical Editor German industry is doing much to advance the development and application of fuel cell technology, and is responsible for

Seacor Crewboats "Eliminators" Some Maintenance Costs

Sep 10, 2004

A crewboat is designed to transport supplies and personnel to offshore oil rigs. Loading the cargo must be quick and efficient. The last thing the crew wants

Q&A with Wärtsilä CTO Matti Kleimola

Sep 10, 2004

Prof. Matti Kleimola, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Wärtsilä Corporation, was recently elected as President of CIMAC. He is a member of Wärtsilä Board of Management,

Xantic: Focus on Integrated Solutions

Sep 10, 2004

Long gone are the days when companies could profitably compete with a single service or product. Today's evolved satcom provider is not simply selling airtime,

Methane Arctic Benefits from German Technology

Sep 10, 2004

The 768.8 x 111.7 x 32.8 ft. (234.3 x 34 x 10 m), 48,454 dwt LNG tanker Methane Artic visited Blohm + Voss Repair dock in the late spring. Besides general overhaul work to the tanker,

Blohm + Voss Repair Wins Business

Sep 10, 2004

Earlier this year, the Black Prince of the Fred. Olsen Cruises Line shipping company docked into Dock 10 of Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH. The cruise liner was originally

German Shipyards Propose Merger

Sep 10, 2004

On May 16, 2004 ThyssenKrupp and One Equity Partners (OEP) signed a non-binding letter of intent to combine ThyssenKrupp Werften and Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft

Voith to Exhibit VWT Baut at SMM

Sep 10, 2004

At this year's SMM in Hamburg, Voith Turbo (Hall 5, Stand 212) will highlight the new Voith Water Tractor (VWT) Baut (pictured right) which has been put in service by Bukser og Berging A/S in Oslo.

SMM 2004: Ready for the World

Sep 10, 2004

SMM 2004 - 21st International Shipbuilding Fair in Hamburg, September 28 -October 2, 2004 SMM 2004, arguably the largest and most influential gathering of the marine industry in the world,

Flensburg Makes its Mark Again

Sep 10, 2004

By David Tinsley, Technical Editor In a further display of hard-earned competitiveness tempered by pure industrial will, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft

Current Uses of FEA in Shipbuilding

Sep 10, 2004

By Tony Abbey, Technical Manager, Noran Engineering, Inc. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was developed in the Aircraft Industry in the late 1950's as a way

Sideways to Swimmers: Unusual Tank Testing

Sep 10, 2004

Offshore supply vessels, passenger vessels, yachts. How much power is required and how will they ride in seas? These are the questions Gerry Stensgaard, P.Eng,

Willard Delivers New Hawaiian Tour Boat

Sep 10, 2004

Willard Marine Inc. delivered the Makaha Explorer, a Sea Force 730 capable of speeds over 40 mph, to Capt. John Charleston for his Hawaiian Tour Boat Company.

ABCO Launches Three New Boats

Sep 10, 2004

ABCO Industries Limited, Marine Group — located on the waterfront of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia — manufactures welded aluminum boats to 60 ft. The company has served the marine industry for 57 years,

Merwede Tapped for Navy, Commercial Contracts

Sep 10, 2004

Merwede Shipyard has been busy of late, announcing two significant jobs from the military and commercial sectors. On the military side, the company announced a contract for the design,


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