The two major factors influencing diesel engine design and development continue to be the soaring fuel costs and deterioration in the quality of marine fuels. While most diesel designers are working to modify existing models to achieve lower specific fuel consumption,
Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., has converted the American Gulf I (shown), a former 520-foot T-2 tanker, into an oceangoing bulk grain barge for American Gulf Shipping of New Orleans. The extensive modification required the relocation
A Preview Of The Latest Offerings Designed To Help Operators Reduce Costs As in other areas, the computer is revolutionizing the maritime industry. Numerous new packages of hardware and software have become available for marine applications during the past year.
Trinity Industries, Inc., of New Orleans, La., recently announced the acquisition of Moss Point Marine, Inc., a Mississippi Gulf Coast shipbuilder. The acquisition gives Trinity the largest production capacity of its type of commercial vessels in the United States.
Whether or not the current decline in oil prices is a temporary condition, most manufacturers of marine diesel engines are still concentrating on further improvements in specific fuel consumption, as well as on the ability to burn heavier grades of fuel.
A conscious decision to expand the activities of the American Waterways Shipyard Conference was made by the conference members on March 10, 1989, so that our nation's small and medium-sized shipyards could strengthen their voice in Washington.
The marine electronics world lost a pioneer with the passing of Willy Simonsen on December 4, 2003. Simonsen, who was 90 years old, was the co-founder and driving force behind Simrad, a company that is today part of the Kongsberg Group, the world's largest manufacturer of marine electronics.
Seabulk Offshore do Brasil, Ltda.. finalized an agreement with Promar Brazil (Estaleiro Promara I) to build a UT-755L platform supply vessel (PSV) for delivery in the fall of 2004, with an option for a second ship. To be named Seabulk Brasil, the 5,460-hp, 236-ft.
—Literature Available. Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., recently delivered two fishing trawlers to two affiliates of Arctic Alaska Fisheries Corporation, the largest fishing and at-sea processing company in the U.S., and received two contracts from the Seattle,
Wendle W. Huddleston, president and chief executive officer of Hudson S h i p b u i l d e r s , Inc. (HUDSHIP), announced that the company had acquired additional property for a major expansion of its shipbuilding operation. The new property is