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
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
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.
The passenger vessel market is a classic mature marine market. Segments of it are doing well, while other parts have literally died. For example, the overnight segment of the market saw one substantial vessel delivered in 2003 with none on the horizon for 2004.
Albert J. Herman, vice president of Mobil Shipping and Transportation Company, a subsidiary of Mobil Oil Corporation, has been elected chairman of the board of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) for a one-year term. A graduate
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 14-19, 1985 Expoship Riomar, the only international maritime exhibition in Latin America and one of four fairs organized by Seatrade, will be held this year on October 14-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the
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.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council reports that the C.Y. Tung Group has recentlyenlarged its fleet with the purchase of 20 secondhand vessels having a combined total tonnage amounting to over two million. These ships were acquired last year,
The Geeste yard of Schichau Seebeckwerft AG recently delivered the ethylene gas carrier Etagas to Sloman Neptun, Bremen, West Germany. The Etagas has an overall length of 439-1/2 feet, molded breadth of 61 feet, draft of 27 feet and deadweight tonnage of 8,500 tons.
NEI Syncrolift of Miami, Fla., one of the world leaders in shiplifting technology, recently announced orders for five more Syncrolifts for locations around the world in Europe, Japan and the Pacific. These new orders, worth a total of more than $3 million,