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 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 United States' first commercial surface effect ship (SES), t h e Speed Command (shown above) of Command Marine, Inc. of Lafayette, La., became operational recently and is exceeding design and performance expectations, according to James Mello, president of Command Marine.
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,
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,
Should the Castro government fall, industry experts say U.S.-based cruise ships that have had to sail around Cuba for the past 30 years would be among the first symbols of capitalism to return to the island. There would be no need to wait for Cuba to rebuild its antiquated hotels,
The M/V Conch Republic was recently delivered by St. Augustine Trawlers, Inc. to her owner, Caribbean Travel Services. She is the latest of many passenger vessels designed by DeJong & Lebet, Inc., naval architects, of Jacksonville, Fla. The Conch
The second in the series of unique rigid connecting tug-barge combinations built in Galveston, Texas, was christened in December. The M/V Seabulk Magnachem, and its barge SCC 3902, were built for Hvide Shipping of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., which will operate
It's one stop shopping on Florida's west coast at Tampa Bay Shipbuilding & Repair, which offers its full service facilities, including three graving docks and direct access from the Gulf of Mexico. Touted by its owners as the largest yard between Pascagoula, Miss, and Hampton Roads, Va.
One of the most notable aspects of the new generation of RoPax ferries, which could secure the immediate future of shipbuilding in Northern Ireland is the selection of electric propulsion using podded drives. Furthermore, unlike the vast majority of pods ordered to date for cruise liners,