A double ceremony took place recently at Vosper Thornycroft (UK) Limited's Portchester Shipyard involving two high-speed ferries being built for Hong Kong owners. Mrs. Rosemary Lamont, wife of MP Norman Lamont, Minister of State for Industry, named the J u Kong and launched the Cheung Kong.
German engineers have strengthened the Schottel offering through the development of a propulsor which melds technical design and performance features of the company's proprietary, azimuthing Rudderpropeller series with those of electric podded drives.
A new arrival in the North Sea has provided Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's largest shipbuilder, with its debut reference in the RoPax market, approximately 25 years on from the South Korean yard's construction of the operationally acclaimed Searunner RoRo trailership series.
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
Nearly a quarter-century on from landing an order for what proved to be one of the industry's most remarkable series of RoRo vessels, the Hyundai yard has struck a new deal with the Stena organization for RoPax tonnage. The 11 Searunner-class vessels
The Vickdock system of submersible drydock for small craft originally catered to vessels of up to 300 tons displacement. Due to worldwide inquiries, the range of models with lifting capacities of 20, 30, 50, 100, and 300 tons has now been increased to include units of 500 and 1,
Crowley Maritime Corporation has ordered construction of two 580-foot, triple-deck barges for service in its Caribbean Division, according to a recent announcement by Leo L. Collar, president of Crowley's Offshore Group, SQ.n Francisco, Calif.
Winthrop A. Wyman and J. Terrence Hammer have been appointed president and executive vice president-general manager, respectively, for American Heavy Lift Shipping Company (AHL), a jointly owned venture of Gulf Oil Corporation and Hansa Lines of Bremen, West Germany.
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently signed a contract with Lake Champlain Transportation of Burlington, Vermont, for the construction of an automobile/ passenger ferry. The vessel will have a length overall of 180 feet, beam of 43 feet 6 inches, and depth of 12 feet.
The Navy recently delivered to Congress a long-awaited plan on how the Service intends to conduct its sealift program. The Navy's strategic sealift implementation plan said it "would lead to a shipbuilding or major conversion program" with "its size,