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.
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,
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.
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
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,
Denmark's A.P. M0ller-Maersk Group, one of the largest shipowning groups in the world, has established a dedicated company to handle all of the technical purchasing requirements of its extensive fleet. Maersk Procurement, the new company, is now
Federal, state, and local government officials recently gathered at the new North Carolina Department of Transportation Marine Maintenance Facility in the coastal community of Manns Harbor to commemorate the shipyard's official opening. The $13.
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
MAN B&W Diesel Group has revised its 32/40 engine series. Mainly, the engine's soot concentration was reduced under the visibility limit almost over the whole load range. At the same time, the fuel consumption sank. The company received two orders
Gladding-Hearn has delivered Jet Express III, a new 88-ft. (26.6-m) high speed passenger ferry for Put-In-Bay Boat Line and Put-In-Bay Township Port Authority of South Bass Island, Ohio. The catamaran, built to the Incat design, will transport up