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Cradle Tweendecks Patent for Langh Ship

In the invention devised by Langh Ship, steel coils are transported on tweendecks that are equipped with integrated cradles. The method was granted a Finnish patent in 2001 and it has now passed the European Patent Office's inspection, which ascertained that the innovation's novelty,

 

Welcome The Little Black Box

There is a groundswell of commitment for mandating the installation of "black boxes" aboard ships, so that in the in the unlikely case of a disaster, history will not repeat itself. At an estimated cost of $75,000 to $150,000 per ship, however, safety

ABS President Discusses Bulk Carrier Safety

ABS President and CEO, Robert Somerville recently discussed Bulk Carrier Safety at a conference in London. His speech, in part, follows. It was in the tumultuous period when the tanker industry was still trying to adjust to OPA90, to the mandate for double hulls,

WEAKENING THE JONES ACT

— A Threat To Our Competitive Position — Most of us in the water freight transportation industry do not often think of the Jones Act and related cabotage laws as having much to do with the inland segment of the barge and towing industry, although clearly

Marco-Seattle Awarded Cargo Ship Conversion

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.

Unitor Announces New Owner Structure

Unitor Ships Service AS recently reported that its major stockholder, Hafslund of Norway (a major power, paper and medical holding company), has successfully completed the sale of its 44.5 percent share in Unitor to a number of individual Norwegian and U.

CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS

SHIP-trans-PORT Symposium Rotterdam, Netherlands Sept. 6-10 Sponsored by the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) and the Port of Rotterdam to celebrate the 50th anniversary of both organizations. Contact: MARIN, P.O. Box 1555, 3000 BN Rotterdam, Netherlands, Tel.

Alaska Barge Lines Begins New Service

Alaska Barge Lines (ABL), Inc., the new service begun by Seattle businessman Gordon D. McMillan and Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE), Inc., recently had its first sailing out of the Port of Tacoma, Wash. ABL operates a flat deck barge transporting

Shipping 2003: Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Bringing together a diverse group of individuals within the maritime industry, the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA), plans to host its annual Trade Show and Conference from March 17- 19, 2003 at the Westin Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Conn.

Veson Computer Systems Offers Free Literature On Shipping Programs

Veson Computer Systems of New York, N.Y., which specializes in the design and installation of computerized marine management systems, is offering a media folder that contains literature on the various specially developed shipping programs it has available.

 
 
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