Wartsila Marine Industries, Inc. has signed a contract with Rederi AB Slite, one of the joint owners of Viking Line, to deliver a cruise ferry in the spring of 1990. The vessel, a sister ship to a ferry ordered last February, will be capable of carrying 2,
B&W Shipyard, Copenhagen, Denmark, has completed the first of two Hamlet Multi-Flex ships of about 12,600-dwt for Sudan Shipping Line. The ship was named White Nile, after the river which joins the Blue Nile at the city of Khartoum, and which
— 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
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
An inter-industry working party — comprising the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, Intercargo, Intertanko, ITOPF, ITF and OCIMF — has launched an Industry Code of Practice on Ship Recycling, outlining the measures which shipowners
One of the two partners in Silja Line, Effoa-Suomen Hoyrylaiva Oy, has placed an order for a large passenger ship intended for service on the Helsinki-Stockholm route. The vessel is expected to be delivered in the spring of 1990. At the same time the other partner,
The United States Navy has signed a contract with IMODCO, a unit of AMCA International Corporation, for the development of a portable Single Point Mooring catenary buoy for quick deployment in support of naval amphibious operations. A major specification
Epic proportions of automobile theft in the U.S. led to the creation a few years ago of an innovative product dubbed Lo-Jack, which is essentially a hidden transmitter placed in the vehicle which, when activated by a call of a stolen vehicle to the police,
REVIEW AND OUTLOOK The year 1982 began with a relatively healthy amount of work in hand but a weak order book. CSSRA yard employment reached a 10-year high of 14,200 in March but by December this had become a 10-year low of 8,500, a drop of 5,700 people or 40 percent of the work force.
MAN B&W Diesel GmbH of Augsburg, West Germany, has received an order for four BL 58/64 type four-stroke diesel engines with a total output of about 53,000 bhp at 400 rpm from the French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique in St. Nazaire, the shipbuilding division of Alsthom.