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 S/S Ponce (shown above) left Sun Ship Inc. recently after undergoing a 22- month, $30-million conversion at the Chester, Pa., shipyard. In the unusual project, which began in July 1979, a new hull section was spliced into the center portion of the rollon /roll-off (RO/RO) trailership,
Skinner Engine Company, Erie, Pa., a subsidiary of Banner Industries Inc., has announced that the first marine steam engines specified for a coal-fired vessel in more than 30 years will soon power a Polish - owned ferry engaged in trans-Baltic service.
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 Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) has announced that it intends to procure on the open world market during FY 1986 up to six logistic support vehicles (SLV) from one or more offerers. If purchased from a foreign seller, the vessels must
The Acadian Marine group of companies based in New Orleans, La., has announced the signing of contracts valued at $18 million and its construction plans f o r several 350-foot "Clipper-Class" feeder containerships. The Acadian Group recently inked
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.
The Maritime Administration recently acquired the roll-on/rolloff vessel Atlantic Bear at a federal auction held in Norfolk, Va., with a bid of $17.5 million. The vessel was owned by Pacific Far East Line, Inc., which went bankrupt in 1978. The
Acadian Shipping Corp., a subsidiary of Apex Resources — an affiliate of the Berger Group, Lake Success, N.Y.—has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the purchase and reconstruction of the 17,525-dwt RO/RO vessel Atlantic Bear.
What is reported to be the largest car/passenger ferry in the world — the first in a series of four — was launched recently at the Gdynia Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland, for the Stena Line AB, Gothenburg, Sweden. Despite the present difficulties in Poland,