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SSS: Separate Storage Shuttling

The advent of FPSO and Shuttle Tankers serving the deepwater fields of the Gulf of Mexico is drawing closer, as oil companies study the most economical means to move product from point A to B, particularly from remote and deepwater portions of the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Flying High Again

France Telecom is pushing hard to advance its position as a single source communications and IT services provider. Corporate consolidation and technological evolution in the maritime satcom domain continue to subdue pricing, helping to level the playing field among service providers.

David Johnson Appointed A Group Manager At Michigan Wheel Division

David A. Johnson has been named manager of the Propulsion Systems Group at Michigan Wheel Division, Dana Corporation. The announcement was made by H.L. VanderMey, p r e s i d e n t of the Grand Rapids, Mich., division. Mr. Johnson comes to his

Charles W. Mann Named President, MonArk Boat

Charles W. Mann has been named president of MonArk Boat Company in Monticello, Ark. Prior to his promotion, he had been serving as corporate vice president for sales and marketing. Zach McClendon Jr., chairman of MonArk Industries, the parent company

F.L. Hamons A p p o i n t ed To H e a d M a r y l a nd Port Development

Maryland Port administrator W. Gregory Halpin has announced the appointment of Frank L. Hamons Jr. as project managerharbor development for the Maryland Port Administration, Baltimore. Mr. Hamons will be directing his energies toward the single

Marine Industry Continues to Suffer From September 11

Still more than five months later, the maritime industry continues to feel the effects from the terrorist attacks on America, as the events of September 11 have accelerated hardening market conditions in the marine sector. Prior to September, capital

Stability Software for Semi Submersible Rigs

Not all stability software is made equal. Even if all commonly available stability programs were of the same quality, virtually all of them are designed first and foremost for conventional vessels - and it's no secret that the unique characteristics

Benjamin Vickers: 175 Years & Counting

One wonders if, when Benjamin Randall Vickers went into business in 1828 as an agent selling oils and soaps, he had the prescience to see the ever growing need for specialized lubricants as the Industrial Revolution gathered pace. He didn't have an easy ride.

Cornering the ULCC Niche

For an independent tanker owner to undertake a newbuild fleet development program amounting to 3-million tons of crude oil carrier capacity in itself demonstrates a high degree of business verve. But to emphatically put one's own stamp on the design,

New Government Statistics Show Larger, Diverse Fleet

New statistics released by MarAd reveal a much larger and more diverse U.S.-flag fleet than ever before reported. The data, unveiled by MarAd Administrator Clyde Hart, shows the American fleet actually totals more than 37,000 vessels, and paints a picture of a robust and diverse fleet,

 
 
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