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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.

 

Captain Sandberg Honored At New York Section SNAME Meeting

Capt. Clifford W. Sandberg, USMS (Ret.), was the honored guest at the season's last meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. A member of SNAME since 1945, he was for many years chairman of the Section's Membership Committee,

U.S. Ocean Dumping Act

As this article is being written, the chief executive officer of an American ocean carrier is on trial for alleged participation in the discharge of contaminated wheat into waters of the South China Sea. The charges were brought under the somewhat obscure U.

R a y t h e o n Service A w a r d ed $ 1 - M i l l i o n Contract For T A K X Equipment

Raytheon Service Company, of Glen Burnie, Md., was recently awarded a contract exceeding $1 million by Bethlehem Steel Corp. as part of the Navy TAKX program. Raytheon Service Company will supply commercial electronic navigational and communication

Business Milestone for Vietnam

Vietnam's fledgling shipbuilding industry has raised its international profile by entering into a seminal agreement with the UK's Graig Group for the construction of a series of double-hulled bulk carriers. Cardiff-based Graig's bold move, potentially

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.

Maxsurf Links with ShipConstructor

Formation Design Systems and Albacore Research Ltd. (ARL) have announced that Formation's Maxsurf suite of naval architecture and ship construction software now links with ARL's ShipConstructor software suite to provide shipyards with a complete end to end solution for ship design,

 
 
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