The enormity of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. have effectively changed the world's collective attitude toward security, particularly in regards to the potential use of the maritime industry as an instrument of destruction. While the events of early September are global in scope,
Barring the ability to transport mass amounts of cargo in a Star Trek-esque manner, it's reasonable to assume that ships and boats will continue to be the globes' hauler of goods for the foreseeable future. In the quest to make water transportation safer and more efficient,
November 9-12, New York, N.Y. One of the most important yearly events in the commercial marine industry, the 96th Annual Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the concurrent 7th International Maritime Exposition,
Crowley's petroleum services group has taken delivery of its newest tug. Avik, to serve in the company's oil transportation and distribution fleet. The 76-ft. tug was designed by Crowley's Vessel Management Services team and built by Dakota Creek Industries.
Leevac Shipyards, Inc., Jennings, La., was recently awarded two separate conversion contracts. The first contract calls for the design, fabrication and installation of a new stern section for a 110-foot landing craft for U.S. naval operations in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Detyens Shipyard continues to expand its dredge work, with numerous contracts at all three of its locations; the Main Yard in Charleston, S.C., the Wando Yard in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and its Jacksonville, Fla. yard. Last year Detyens completed work for six different operators.
Friede Goldman Halter (FGH) has signed nine contracts with a combined value of more than $52 million, excluding options. The contracts are detailed as follows: FGH has agreed with Foss Maritime for the construction of a 98-ft. (29.8 m) harbor tug,
Ken Howe has been named manager of marine repair at Jeffboat, a subsidiary of American Commercial Marine Service Company in Jeffersonville, Ind. In his new position, Mr. Howe will be responsible for the management of marine repair as well as Jeffboat's machine shop.
Manufacturers of marine coatings and other corrosion-fighting systems continue to improve their products and services, with much emphasis on reducing costs, both of the products and their application, and by extending drydocking times. The fuel-saving,
The tug Jamie A. Baxter, part of the first integrated tug/barge unit to be operated by CF Industries, Inc., was recently launched at the Peterson Builders, Inc. shipyard at Sturgeon Bay, Wis. This announcement was made jointly by R.R. Baxter, president