The ultra competitive Greek ferry market has not only proven to be a fertile breeding ground for advanced marine technology, it has served as a role model for the direction of shipping services in both the region and the world. The Greek market
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.
A novel technique using two of Seaspan's submersible heavy-lift vessels was used to launch a Petrobas drilling rig at the U.I.E. yard in Cherbourg, France. The 11,000-ton Petrobras XVI, measuring 302 by 226 by 130 feet, with the 160-foot derrick erected,
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.
Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA's intent is to transition from traditional shipping activities to be a leading international supplier of maritime transport and associated services. The company has a workforce in excess of 13.000 in 250 offices across 60 countries running a fleet of more than 200 ships.
Four key appointments have been made in Crowley Maritime Corporation's Caribbean Division, according to a recent announcement by Robert G. Homan, Jacksonville, Fla., Crowley senior vice president and general manager of the division. David N.
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
Hansen and Tidemann, Inc., has announced the opening of its first West Coast office in San Francisco to provide a broader range of service to its customers in the West. George Mitchell, with some 20 years in the transportation industry, has been named regional manager for the West Coast.
—Free Literature O f f e r e d— Seebeckwerft AG of Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently launched what is said to be the world's largest railway/freight ferry, the 576-foot Nils Dacke, at ceremonies for Rederi AB Swedcarrier, the pool-partner of Hamburg-based TT-Line.
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,