CP Ships Appoints Torrens VP
Iain Torrens has been appointed vice president, treasurer for CP Ships. He is based at the company's management headquarters in London and reports to CFO Ian Webber.
Keppel Wins $400M Power Contract
Keppel FELS Energy has won a “take-or-pay” contract to supply electricity in northeastern Brazil. The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) was signed between Nordeste Generation Ltda…
Oil Spill Show Set For March
A forum entitled The Third R&D Forum - High-density Oil Spill Response, is scheduled for March 11-13, 2002 in Brest, France. Organized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)…
Kelvin Hughes Announce Saab AIS Deal
Kelvin Hughes is now able to supply both Automatic Information Systems (AIS) and Voyage Data Recorders (VDR), as part of its fully compliant integrated bridge systems (IBS).
OSI, MSI Join Forces for Navy Training
Offshore Systems International Ltd. and MarineSafety International signed a Memorandum of Agreement to offer ECDIS-N (Electronic Chart Display Instrumentation Systems-Navy) training to the U.S. Navy.
High Court Backs Barge, Tugboat Rules
According to a recent wire report, the Supreme Court said that federal regulators can impose strict worker safety standards on barges and tugboats. The Associated…
Midland Leases $18M in Barges
Cincinnati-based Midland Enterprises, which operates a fleet of barges, towboats and tugboats, has leased more than $18 million in new equipment from Firstar Bank during this past year.
RK280: Cutting A New Path
The RK280 from the MAN B&W Diesel stable offers the best of both worlds, in that it was designed and built using the accumulated experience garnered since Rudolf…
RoPax Propulsion Concept Proves Efficient
Wärtsilä, in conjunction with the Finnish research project SEATECH 2000+, has been developing some new machinery solutions for RoPax vessels. A promising concept is a semi-diesel electric machinery…
Creating a Portable Dynamic Positioning System
Imagine being able to take something as a simple as a barge, and convert it into a highly sophisticated dynamically positioned vessel. Now, imagine this conversion being done dockside…
Australia is a Tough Testing Ground for Marine Equipment
When heavy ships are maneuvered in rough waters with a small crew, or oil tankers are escorted through narrow confined channels, the strength and reliability of…
SENESCO — The People’s Shipyard
In the fall of 1990, the Berlin Wall came down, thus unifying Germany into one nation — and marking the end of the Cold War. One year following the fall of the Iron Curtain, U.S.
Navy Honors Engineering Pioneer
A ceremony was held on November 19, 2001, to rename the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station's (NAVSSES) Surface Ship Systems Engineering Complex, the Richard C. Cunningham Engineering Complex.
Happy Birthday Navy
As we celebrate the United States Navy's 226th year of defending this great republic, it is fitting that we take a few moments to reflect upon our proud heritage.
The American Shipbuilding Association has long bemoaned the level of U.S. Navy funding, arguing that the amount of spending on new ships would, in the future, leave…
Seastreak Launches M/V Seastreak New Jersey
Seastreak America Inc. has added another catamaran ferry to its service within the New York City commuter market with the December 10, 2001 launch of M/V Seastreak New Jersey. The 141-ft.
Entry of the Titans Delayed
After consistent annual growth of between seven and nine percent, the global containership market is experiencing severe conditions, with the collapse in charter rates and continuing…
Despite the renewed vigor for military activities due to the prolonged commitment to fighting terrorism at home and abroad, it seems that lawmakers are still reticent…
Competition for Princess Cruises Heats Up With Arison Entry
Despite the less-than-stellar performance by the cruise industry during the last part of 2001, the industry more than had its fair share of newsmaking events — aside…
Dowers is Promoted to VP at American Vulkan
Wayne Dowers has been promoted to Vice President of American Vulkan Corporation. He will be responsible for engineering, sales, and production of Vulkan couplings from the Winter Haven…