Better Equipment Increases Profitability —A Review— Most U.S. shipyards are in the process of increasing their efforts to expand repair and conversion work, both commercial and military. As many of these projects include drydocking, the efficiency
Faster, more efficient cargo handling reduces costs and increases profit opportunities for all vessel owners—inland, coastal and deepdraft. To satisfy the changing needs of these cost-conscious customers, manufacturers of deck machinery and cargo
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
Cascade General had its knowledge and expertise put to the test with the emergency replacement of a faulty generator on P&O's Sea Princess. Measuring 857 ft. (261.2 m), the vessel, which was built by Fincantieri in 1998, was in drydock at the Portland
COMSAT Corporation, Washington, D.C., is offering free literature on its satellite communication services for the offshore drilling platform and maritime industry. Among the services enumerated by COMSAT in its literature are: • Smart Card Phone
Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas, unit has been awarded a contract for the fab- rication and modification of platform drilling rigs by Helmerich and Payne of Tulsa, Okla. The contract calls for Marathon to fabricate a new platform
Global Marine Development Inc. of Irvine, Calif., and Nippon Kokan K.K. of Tokyo, Japan, have announced an agreement to jointly develop and market offshore oil and gas production systems. NKK will fabricate the structures in its shipyards on the basis of engineering provided by GMDI.
The 180- by 54-foot crane vessel Big Easy is now available for salvage, wreck removal and general lift work in the Northeastern U.S., after undergoing routine hull painting at Hudson Drydock Corp. Owned by John J. Gladsky Jr. of Gladsky Marine of Glen Cove, Long Island, N.
Brazilian infrastructure minister Ozires Silva recently signed decrees freeing Brazilian ship operating companies from regulations that previously limited their activities in international and cabotage, or coastal, transport, in port services and in offshore oil platform support services.
Cunard's 30-knot cruise liner Queen Mary 2 is testament both to the business verve and the technological resourcefulness of the maritime industries. The circumspect approach to every facet of the project underscores the preoccupation with issues of longterm structural integrity,