With the completion of operations in the Persian Gulf, the ships of the Ready Reserve Fleet (RRF), which had supported the lift of material to the operations area, are returning and will need to be deactivated. This deactivation is critically important
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.
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.
Another of the U.S. Navy's T-AKR Class of fast supply ships, the USNS Denebola was dedicated recently at the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company's yard in Chest e r , Pa. Congressman Dick Schulze (R-PA) was the keynote speaker at the ceremony and his wife, Nancy Schulze, christened the ship.
The first midbody section built in Beaumont, Texas, for the Navy's Military Sealift Command's Maritime Prepositioning Ship program (MPS) was recently launched. Thirteen Maritime Prepositioning Ships will be built from the keel up or converted
New York Harbor has a new facility dedicated to berthing and servicing tugboats, barges and other commercial craft. The Erie Basin Marine Terminal was recently sold by the Port Authority of NY/NJ to Erie Basin Marine Associates, a joint venture
Inmarsat has launched the commercial availability of the Fleet F55 and Fleet F33, incorporating global voice, and a range of fax and data services. Inmarsat Fleet F55 and F33 are designed to bring the benefits of satellite communications to vessels,
Owned by its member shipyard companies, Groningen-based sales, marketing and design firm Conoship International (CI) encapsulates the spirit of the industry in the Netherlands' northernmost provinces, where the maritime cluster continues to demonstrate resilience and an ability to innovate.
Five subsidiaries of The El Paso Company, Houston, Texas 77001, announce proposed offerings of an aggregate of $30,864,000 United States Government Guaranteed Ship Financing Bonds, Series P and Q, subject to approval of the Maritime Administration.
The Maritime Administration has released a publication titled "Foreign Flag Merchant Ships Owned by U.S. Parent Companies," which is for sale for $1.30 per copy from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.