The first combined roll-on/rolloff mini-bulk carrier/inland motorship in Europe—the RoRo-Simmental— belonging to the Swiss company Rohr- und Saar-Kohle AG, was recently commissioned. The vessel is 95 meters long (approximately 312 feet), about 11 meters wide (36 feet),
When MR/EN traveled up to the New England coast this past fall as part of a New England shipyard swing, we were expecting to meet the great one himself — Luther H. Blount — who could be informally known as the "father" of New England shipbuilding.
To those not familiar with the New York metropolitan area — the eastern end of Long Island is demographically multi-faceted. Traveling east on the Long Island Expressway, (the Island' main thoroughfare). the 118-mile long island, splits into two "forks," the North and the South.
While catamaran and multi-hull vessel technology is increasingly being explored for its potential in highspeed military and logistical support applications. Rolls-Royce has unveiled a proposal for a fast naval sealift ship based on a monohull RoPax ferry design.
Dock Express Shipping, BV, a Rotterdam-based, heavy-lift shipowner, has recently established a branch office in Houston. Warren R. Wheelock, vice president responsible for operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, will be the senior manager at the Houston office.
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.
IZAR San Fernando Shipyard landed an order for building a RoPax ferry to be operated by Strandfaraskip Landsins, the state-owned shipowning company of the Faroe Islands. The contract is a significant step for the yard in the conventional RoRo and passenger ferry market,
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) expanded its RoRo tonnage references with the January delivery of the 2,300 lane-meter trailer carrier Celandine to Belgian operator Cobelfret, which was scheduled to be joined by sistership Victorine this past March.
Debate surrounding one of the worst Greek sea tragedies in decades will continue for years, likely resulting in changes to ferry design, outfitting and/or crew training. In the wake of the sinking of the Express Samina, which resulted in the death of 80 of its 525 passengers,
The largest Spanish flagged RoPax ferry, named Fortuny, has been delivered by IZAR's Puerto Real shipyard to the Spanish shipowner Trasmediterranea. The contract for the construction of this ferry was landed by Puerto Real yard, formerly part of Astilleros Espanoles group, on July 30, 1999.