The maritime industry now views the future with greater confidence than it has done for many years. The shipping and shipbuilding sectors are now making a slow but steady recovery. For the first time in many years, the number of orders for the construction of new vessels has risen,
Northwest Marine Iron Works has added two marine specialists to its staff in Portland, Ore. Joining Northwest Marine Iron Works are James M. Grider and David L. Hiller. Mr. Grider has been appointed quality assurance supervisor, and Mr. Hiller
The Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries has received an order for four large Colt/Pielstick marine diesel engines with auxiliary equipment from Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company of Seattle. Announcement of the $8.6-million order was made by Thomas J.
Ackerman's study also assumed electric pod drive in his analyses, which also maximized the revenue space made available in the former engine room. What he did not discuss was the difficulty that conventional electric drive or even direct diesel
A PREVIEW The Second Annual National Maritime Show and Maritime America Conference will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center on March 29-31, 1983. Over 90 manufacturers and suppliers of marine-related equipment will display their range
Twin City Barge, Inc., South St. Paul, Minn., recently announced the signing of an agreement in principle for the acquisition of Transload and Transport, Inc., Morgan City, La. The acquisition will include several companies that are affiliated with Transload and Transport, Inc.
Secretary of Commerce Juanita M. Kreps has announced the award of a $28,542,000 contract to Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., to construct three breakbulk cargo ships for American Atlantic Shipping, Inc. of New York, N.Y. The Maritime Administration (MarAd), an agency of the U.
E-business means doing business on the Internet. This can include any business process — to include buying and selling, which is known as E-commerce. The arranging for transport by sea or the buying and selling of things needed for ships that sail
James H. Sessions has been named president of Newpark Shipbuilding and Repair, Inc., a shipyard with barge cleaning and gas freeing facilities situated on 22 acres on an island in the Houston Ship Channel. Newpark also announced the appointments of Stephen R.
The new General Electric MST- 21 low-horsepower, geared marine steam turbine ship-propulsion power plant, designed specifically for the 9,000-19,000 shp range, is now available. The MST-21 was developed by GE to meet the propulsion requirements of low-horsepower ships,