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Newest Bulkfleet Marine Tug Is Powered By MaK Diesels

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.

 

Dockyard Doubles Its Prosperity

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.

Fred S. Sherman Elected AIMS Board Chairman

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.

Stolt-Nielsen Adds Two Inland Tankers; Acquires Comex Services

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.

As Banks Step Down, Equipment Finance Companies Step Up

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,

Estonians Raise the Ferry Stakes

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.

R.H. Roemer Forms Mobile Marine Assoc.

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,

Bardex A w a r d e d Contract By Shell U.K. To Supply Rig-Skidding System

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.

Wartsila-Normed Joint Venture To Manufacture Diesels In France

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 Experiencing Steady Growth Stream

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.

 
 
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