In considering activities in the U.S. maritime industry for the short and long term, it is unwise to start the conversation without a mention of the patrol and defense needs of the country in the mounting effort to secure nearly 95,000 miles of coastline.
Concurrent with marine industry consolidation on the ship owning, building and supply fronts, increasingly innovative vessels concepts are originating from in-house design teams sitting with the major equipment manufacturers. Single-source supplier
The Maritime Administration has awarded two research and development contracts concerning marine fuels. The first is a $172,000, nine-month contract to Combustion Engineering, Incorporated, Windsor, Conn., to develop and test a device to measure the
Despite the problems posed for indigenous production by Europe's marine engineering industry due to the loss of critical mass in European shipbuilding, through the accelerated gravitation of shipbuilding activity to eastern Asia. MAN B&W Diesel's Augsburg works has hit a new high.
The Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries in Beloit, Wis., has been awarded contracts from Avondale Industries to supply eight 16-cylinder Colt-Pielstick PC2.5V engines, and eight 12-cylinder opposed piston engines for a reconfigured class of Navy amphibious ships.
Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. (OSI) recently announced that two of its affiliated companies have assumed operational management of two U.S.-flag integrated tug/barge vessels under 12-year contracts with subsidiaries of Occidental Petroleum Corporation.