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.
In 2000, VLCCs obtained S53.000 per day. up from less than $20,000 in 1999. Old VLCCs reached $33,000 per day compared with only $11,000 in 1999. The freight market boom also had its effect on medium size crude carriers. After poor market conditions in 1999 with modern Suezmaxes obtaining $15,
I.T.C. Holland B.V., Haarlem, Holland, the Netherlands, recently contracted the dry transport of two Rowan rigs from Seward, Alaska to Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Rowan Middletown was loaded aboard the Sibig Venture in Seward, Alaska. The vessel then proceeded to Long Beach,
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.
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.
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,
O&K Orenstein & Koppel Aktiengesellschaft of Lubeck, West Germany, has received an order for the construction of a hopper suction dredge with a hopper capacity of 4,000 cubic meters. The order was placed by the Ministry of Transport, Communications,
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.
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
MTU Friedrichshafen has broken new ground for the latest high-speed diesel technology, landing a deal whereby its potent 8 0 0 0 - s e r i e s engines will be used to power a large catamaran ferry intended for Lake Ontario operation. A 32,