Italian prowess in the field of passenger vessel design, outfitting and technology is near legendary status in the international marine community. Even as the grip on these high-value, niche vessels loosens — largely due to cost-cutting competition
The Tampa Shipyards Division of The American Ship Building Company recently christened the first of two U.S. Navy fleet oilers under construction in Tampa, Fla. Christened the USNS Benjamin Isherwood (T-AO-191) by Mrs. Ruth Marie Piotti, wife of Vice Adm.
Delivered recently by Stocznia Im. Komuny Paryskiej of Gdynia, Poland, was the Hoegh Banniere, the first of three similar, oceangoing roll-on/roll-off vessels being built f o r Leif Hoegh of Oslo. Intended for the North Europe-West Africa trade,
Seeking to vastly expand its propulsion range and the types of vessels, which it serves, MTU has introduced a new group of engines dubbed the 8000 series. The first engine of the Series 8000 with a cylinder output of 410 kW and a nominal speed of 1,150 rpm will be available as of April 2001.
Arno Dimmling has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation's Caribbean Division in Jacksonville, Fla., as special assistant to the Division senior vice president, Robert G. Homan, according to a recent announcement by Mr. Homan. Mr. Dimmling previously
W. J. Amoss Jr., president of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. and Stanley H. Barer, chairman of Totem Resources Corporation of Seattle, Wash., jointly announced that an agreement in principle had been reached for the acquisition by Totem Resources
Denmark's A.P. M0ller-Maersk Group, one of the largest shipowning groups in the world, has established a dedicated company to handle all of the technical purchasing requirements of its extensive fleet. Maersk Procurement, the new company, is now
Biehl & Company, Inc.—ocean shipping company agents with nearly three-quarters of a century experience in all forms of overseas and inland cargo transit— have opened a 10th branch office, the most recent in Atlanta, Ga. This was announced by George McCammon,
Tacoma Boatbuilding Co. announced recently that an initial down payment has been received on a contract with All American Fisheries, Inc., a San Francisco-based fishing company, for the construction of a 5,000-gross-ton 367-footlong Surimi fishing processing trawler.
MAN B&W Diesel Group has revised its 32/40 engine series. Mainly, the engine's soot concentration was reduced under the visibility limit almost over the whole load range. At the same time, the fuel consumption sank. The company received two orders