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.
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),
The crane ship Titan-1 (shown above) was delivered recently at the Wartsila Turku Shipyards in Finland. Ordered by Sudoimport as the first in a series of four identical vessels, the Titan-1 is said to be the world's biggest catamaran ship, and is
The H-3 Research & Development Group, Ltd. of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., has announced the design of its new super fast patrol boat developed by Edward H. Heinemann, world-famous and innovative designer of airplanes and fast patrol craft. The H-3 (shown above) is a water jet,
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.
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.
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.
Crowley Maritime Corp. has ordered construction of two additional 580-foot, triple-deck barges for the Caribbean roll-on/roll-off service operated by its subsidiary, Trailer Marine Transport Corp. Carrying up to 374 forty-foot trailers each, the
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.
An order received recently by Schottel of America, Inc. of Miami, Fla., for its new SPJ-32 Pump Jet thruster units to be installed in two 92-foot line-handling tugs, marks the introduction of the 360-degree steerable, centrifugal-pump water thruster to the American market,