The Atlantic Companion, first of five giant RO/RO-containerships scheduled to enter Atlantic Container Line's U.S. East Coast-U.K. Northern European service in 1984 arrived in New York on her maiden voyage recently, ushering in what ACL calls "a new era in North Atlantic shipping.
Considerable effort, particularly following the oil embargo of the 1970s, has been placed on reducing the fuel oil consumption of ships, a task readily handled by a series of improvements in hull shapes, the fitting of energy savings devices, and
American Systems Engineering Corporation, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., has announced the promotion of Eugene E. White to senior vice president in recognition of his major contributions to the firm's success and growth during the past four years.
South Korea is the latest nation to land an order for the building of the ship type known as the pure car/ truck carrier (PC/TC). Daewoo Shipbuilding, one of Korea's newest and most versatile yards, has entered the growing car carrier building market with an order for construction of two 5,
Another major oil company, Amoco, has signed contracts to equip ships in its fleet with computerized engine monitoring and control systems from Megasystems, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. The orders were placed through Kevin Patrick Smith's Suppliers Marine & Industrial, Inc.
Wartsila NSD has recently completed shipboard trials with the new Wartsila NSD PropacRudder. and results are promising, according to the manufacturer. The innovative propulsion system, originally introduced a little more than a year ago, was designed to reduce propulsive power requirement,
The development of a standardized general cargo ship to help meet the future requirements of the U.S. merchant marine would yield substantial benefits to ship operators, shipbuilders and the Government, according to a study released recently by the Maritime Administration.
new chapter in Hyundai Heavy Industries' development of its position among the top echelon of producers of gas tanker tonnage is set to unfold with the anticipated delivery before the end of 2004 of the yard's first membranetype LNG carrier. Building
Maritime systems engineers from the Norfolk, Va., division of The Stanwick Corporation, working with Prudential Lines' maintenance and repair staff, recently developed and installed a prototype engineering plant maintenance and repair management system
Gerald R. Carson has joined American President Lines (APL) as a director of operations, North America, according to Lorenz P. Robinson, vice president for the North America area. Mr. Carson is responsible for the overall coordination and control of