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E.M. Hood Reports Shipbuilders Optimistic Over Long-Term Future

In his year-end statement, Edwin M. Hood, president and board chairman of the Shipbuilders Council of America, a national trade association representing the nation's major commercial shipyards and suppliers of marine equipment and materials, stated, in part: "U.

 

Marine Software: Aiming to Lower Costs

Founded by a group of marine engineers in 1991, Marine Software, Ltd. was established with the goal of providing the industry with simple, easy-to-use software. By virtue of the founder's experience, it was sure that the company had a clear insight

Queen Mary 2: Cunard's Answer to Royalty on the Seas

Despite the threat of overcapacity' in the cruise shipping industry', newbuilding contracts have remained on a constant high — specifically in the mega ship sector. This new trend, which seems to have taken on a life of its own in the industry,

Bird-Johnson Company Appoints Alan Hanson

Alan E. Hanson has been appointed manager of Bird-Johnson Company's Parts Department. In this capacity, he will supervise and coordinate all production and related customer service activities for KaMeWa controllablepitch propeller and thruster spare parts.

Erie Basin Bargeport, New Facility, To Open For Ship Repair, Marine Services

The now-idle Erie Basin-Port Authority Marine Terminal on the Brooklyn waterfront will be returned to maritime use as a marine support services center for tugboats, towboats and barges, Port Authority chairman Richard C. Leone recently announced.

Delta SS Awards Contract To Equitable For 50 LASH Barges

Equitable Equipment Company, Inc. was recently awa-rded a second contract to construct an additional 50 LASH barges for Delta Steamship Lines, Inc. The barges will be built at Equitable's New Orleans, La., shipyard. Equitable Equipment Company is

Andrew A. Sallean Joins Bretagne ACB Corporation As Vice President

Andrew A. Sallean has joined Bretagne ACB Corporation, New Orleans, La., as vice president of the newly formed department of naval architecture. ACB is a marine equipment design and manufacturing company specializing in articulated and integrated tug/barge hydraulic connection systems.

Maritime E-Business Growth Continues

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

Isotta Fraschini S.p.A. Awarded Navy Contract

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded to Isotta Fraschini S.p.A. of Milan, Italy, a firm-fixed-price contract for production and support of amagnetic diesel engines to be installed in U.S. Mine Countermeasures (MCM) ships. The initial

 
 
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