The M/V Karen Ann (shown above), largest towboat in the fleet of the Corpus Christi Marine Services Company, was christened recently by Karen Ann Mc- Carthy, daughter of CCMS board chairman Dennis W. McCarthy. The towboat, which will be one of
The new 400-passenger Music City Queen (shown above) was christened recently in her home port of Nashville, Tenn., according to Dr. Hugh D. Claughton, owner and president of Belle Carol Riverboat Company of that city. His daughter, Carol Ann Claughton, was the vessel's sponsor.
VT Halter Marine launched MV Jean Anne, the first Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) to be built in the U.S. Built at its Pascagoula, Miss., facility, it is one of the largest vessels to be launched by a U.S. mid-tier shipyard. "Today marks the successful
Innovation on the tanker front comes from many venues, and one of the latest — the Ecomax tanker design — is offered from the minds and experience of a pair of French companies, classification society Bureau Veritas and shipowner Services & Transport.
The following special section highlights the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair and maintenance, shipboard communications, weapons, etc. The section covers contracts awarded between the dates of June 6 and July 7, 1988.
Rapifax Corporation has supplied United States Lines with nine Rapifax 100 units domestically, and seven overseas, creating the first high-speed facsimile system for the transmission of stowage information in the intermodal transport industry. This
As of the first eight months of this year, Kockums AB of Malmo, Sweden shows a surplus of SEK 31 million (last year 39+ million) and expects a surplus for the entire year equal to that of 1982 (SEK 56 million). The eight-month report indicates
Under a three-year contract signed recently by Honda Motor Company and Central Gulf Lines of New Orleans, a U.S.-flag merchant ship will be used to carry passenger cars from Japan to the U.S. market. The agreement calls for Central Gulf to order a new carrier with a capacity of 4,000 cars.
Raymond R. Miles, executive vice president of Barber Blue Sea (BBS), has moved to New York to assume the additional responsibility of the ocean carrier's North American activities. He had been working at the company's headquarters in Oslo. Announcing the appointment,
NKK (Nippon Kokan) has developed a new basic ship design promoting greater energy conservation, which will be applied to three vessels (two ore/coal carriers and a bulk carrier) being built for Showa Shipping Company and Nippon Yusen. Shinichi Hirayama, president of NKK America Inc.