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.
In January 2003, Huarun Dadong Dockyard (HRDD) was awarded eight vessel repair contracts awarded in succession — doubling the amount of jobs the yard was awarded just one year previous. Measuring 614 x 93 ft. (187.3 x 28.4 m) M /V Sheila Macdevitt of U.
A key East Coast shipping executive, long active in U.S. maritime affairs, has been elected chairman of the board of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) for the next 12 months. He is Fred S. Sherman, chairman of the board, Marine Transport Lines, Inc.
Purchase Forms World's Largest Subsea Contracting Group For Oil & Gas Industries The third and fourth in a series of five 2,100-dwt stainless steel chemical tanker for the transport of bulk liquids along the Rhine River and its tributaries have been delivered to Stolt Stinnes.
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,
A stylish entrant to the rapidly-growing ferry traffic across the Gulf of Finland between Tallinn and Helsinki denotes the opening of a new chapter in the development of the Estonian fleet, and could also act as a spur to fresh investment by Nordic operators.
Mobile Marine Associates, Inc., a new company with offices at 951 Government Street, Mobile, Ala. 36604, was formed by R.H. Roemer to engage in the general business of providing consultative services regarding engineering, economics and transportation systems ; perform vessel surveys,
Shell U.K. Exploration and Production has contracted with Bardex Corporation, through its London office, for the rig-skidding system on the Shell Tern platform in the North Sea. The system will consist of a control console and four hydraulic gripper jacks.
The French Chantiers du Nord et de la Mediterranee (Normed) and the Finnish Wartsila Group have recently founded a joint venture company for manufacture of Wartsila Diesel Division's medium-speed heavy-fuel engines at Normed's La Ciotat shipyard.
MSC (Europe) Ltd., the European subsidiary of Maritime Services Corporation, Hood River, Ore. is currently handling various projects throughout the U.K. and Europe, mainly a $2 million conversion of a fast ferry into a casino vessel for Israeli-based Athissa Shipping.