After two years of machinations within Congress, involving various federal agencies and with some input from the private sector, the United States finally has a Maritime Transportation Security Act. This measure, when fully implemented, will impose
In October 1983, Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution, known as MARPOL 73/78, entered into force for the maritime and shipping industry. This convention concerns pollution from oil. The regulation was created to reduce operational discharges from ships,
In the near future, an optimally graded MAN B&W four-stroke engine program of state-of-the-art design will be available in the output range between 3,300 kw and 12,000 kw, equipped to meet the propulsion requirements of the 90s. The new family
Crude Carriers & Product Tankers and Barges OPA '90 requires the complete replacement of single hulled tank ves- sels to be used in the U.S. petroleum crude and product carrier and related trades in five-year intervals at the end of 2005, 2010 and 2015.
Guidance for owners on compliance with the International Convention for the Prevention of Marine Polution (MARPOL), 1973/78, which enters into force October 2, 1983, has been issued by the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Intertanko).
Under an agreement with Statoil, Jotun Protective Coatings A/S, Norway, is supplying protective coatings and technical services for all three Gullfaks and Veslefrikk offshore platforms. The value of the two-year contract is over $ 1,553,000 (10
Sunmar Shipping, Inc. has awarded a contract to Marco-Seattle for the conversion of the M/V Sunmar Sea from a general cargo vessel to a modern refrigerated vessel to be used in the trade between Alaska and the U.S. West Coast. According to Sunmar president Hans W.
The new BIMCO Voyage Estimator 2000 and BIMCO Laytime Calculator 2000 have been released, boasting various new features designed to lighten the daily workload of shipping offices. BIMCO Informatique A/S has taken into consideration its experience,
IMO Pump Division, Imo Delaval Inc. of Monroe, N.C., has recently introduced a new series of low-pressure, positive displacement rotary screw pumps. The new ACE Series combines an integral relief valve with a simple, compact pump design to reduce installation time and expense.
A new series of seminars, starting in July and ending in September, aims to educate the maritime community on fast developing new rules and regulations, and more importantly, on how these changes will affect individual companies. Starting in July and ending in September,