The largest tugboat ever built in the United States to run on heavy fuel oil was completed and christened recently at McDermott Shipyards' Morgan City Division in Bayou Boeff, La. The 140-foot, twin-screw Valiant (shown above) was built for Houston-based Bulkfleet Marine Corporation.
The Australian Reefer, first of four 630,000-cubic-foot refrigerated cargo ships under construction for J. Lauritzen A/S of Copenhagen, was launched recently at the Ulsan Shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. in South Korea. These
A tlantic Marine Inc and Atlantic / 1 Dry Dock Corp have forged an enviable reputation around the JL JLglobe in all aspects of vessel construction, conversion and repair. The yards offer ship owners modern physical facilities, technical capabilities and organizational experience,
The responsibility of melding, developing and profitably leading one of the world's most prolific high-technology marine companies is, to say the least, a daunting task. Assuming the post with no marine industry experience would seemingly make the job all the more difficult.
Concurrent with the National Council Congress and Exposition in Chicago, 111., October 17-20, Todd Shipyards Corporation held its own Safety Conference at the Oxford House Hotel in Chicago. Attending the Todd Conference were safety engineers,
Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates and Houston Natural Gas Corporation announced recently that Eastern's wholly owned marine subsidiary, Midland Affiliated Company, has agreed in principle to acquire Federal Barge Lines Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston Natural.
Northern Liquid Fuels International, Ltd. (NLFI), Houston, Texas, has named William L. Bull Jr. director of marine transportation. Mr. Bull, formerly manager of supply and t r a n s p o r t a t i o n for Tropigas International Corporation in Miami, Fla.
Shipowners are known for having distinct differences of opinion, but the one thing that all agree on is the importance of having access to capital. In an industry in which assets are generally bigticket items and operating margins can be thin,
Carnival Corp said that its growing cash holdings were spurring market speculation that the world's largest cruise group was on the acquisitions trail. A spokesman for the Miami-based operator of 45 cruise ships, declined to speak directly to reports
When Olympic Tug & Barge was founded in 1987, owner Harley Franco had environmental responsibility on his mind. Early major oil tanker disasters southeast of Nantucket, Mass., near Galveston, Texas, and off the coasts of England and Mexico were influencing the