As a resounding endorsement of its long-term commitment to shipbuilding in the U.K., Vosper Thornycroft (VT) has created a state-of-the-art ship production facility within Portsmouth Naval Base. Having recently attained preliminary operational status through steel cutting on 295-ft.
Salt water is one of the toughest environments when it comes to exposed machinery. Common untreated metals are eroded in a matter of months and expensive equipment can become useless in half that time. One particularly vulnerable part of such
London June 19-20 Cruise 85, the first international conference and exhibition for people involved in the management, operation and services of cruise shipping, will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London, on June 19-20. The two-day event is being organized by the U.
Master Marine, Inc. of Bayou La Batre, Ala., recently converted a 96- foot aluminum crewboat to a 149- passenger whale watch/excursion vessel for Barnstable Whale Watch Tours Inc., Barnstable, Mass. The vessel, named Spirit, was converted in just under eight weeks.
Shipping industry professionals interested in statistics will welcome a new publication just issued by Fairplay Information Systems (FISYS). Drawn from the extensive FISYS database, "World Shipping Statistics 1990" presents a detailed statistical analysis of world shipping industry,
W. Lael Prock has been named vice president/general manager of Foss Alaska Line (FAL), the Seattle- based subsidiary of Dillingham Corporation's Maritime Group. Previously operations manager for FAL, Mr. Prock has full responsibility for all FAL activities,
KaMeWa recently expanded its product range through a licensing agreement with Seapacer Marketing AB, Gothenburg, Sweden. The new product, to be marketed under the name of KaMeWa-Seapacer, is an integrated system for maintaining optimum economical performance at sea.
The giant containerships, which act as a floating conveyor-belt for international trade, are struggling to maintain volumes in the face of global slow down, shipping analysts said. Analysts said it was the container carrying behemoths on the trans-Pacific trades
Wilson & Hayes Inc., a manufacturer of shipboard furniture, has passed 55 years of business. The company manufactures furniture to any specification—Navy, Coast Guard, Maritime Administration, NOAA—as well as for commercial marine projects, offshore oil drilling,
The failure rate for new ventures in cyberspace is very high, and there is no reason to believe that maritime "dot corns" will fare differently. When e-biz companies fail, the reasons often given are lack of invest- ment ("the money ran out") or