Atlantic Marine, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., recently launched the 201-foot, 1,000-passenger casino riverboat Emerald Lady for Steamboat Casino River Cruises, a leading developer of riverboat gambling in Iowa. The Emerald Lady is the second of
The American Shipbuilding Association has long bemoaned the level of U.S. Navy funding, arguing that the amount of spending on new ships would, in the future, leave the force woefully under-equipped to handle its duties of defense. Though the ASA
For the U.S. shipbuilding and ship repairing industry, 1982 was a year of disappointments mixed with blessings. Blessings in the sense that the proposed five-year Navy shipbuilding and conversion plan will provide a measure of stability for the industry.
In the fall of 1990, the Berlin Wall came clown, thus unifying Germany into one nation — and marking the end of the Cold War. One year following the fall of the Iron Curtain, U.S. President George Bush and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev signed the START treaty,
At the Papenburg, West Germany, shipyard of Meyer Werft the containership Ville D'Orient was converted into a combined sheep/cow carrier and recently delivered on schedule to the Turkish-Libyan Joint Maritime Transport Company of Istanbul, which will lease the ship from the principals,
If foreign shipbuilding subsidies are eliminated or substantially reduced, U.S. shipyards have the potential to compete successfully with Northern European yards for construction of U.S.-owned commercial tonnage by the mid-1990s. This was the
The first vessel extruded from Cammell Laird Shipbuilders' covered construction hall —one of the biggest of its kind in the U.K.— is a Type 42 guided-missile destroyer for the Royal Navy. This operation took place when the destroyer, which is to be named HMS Liverpool,
Lockheed is expanding its Houston office to provide additional services to the U.S. offshore industry. Services include field engineering support, design engineering support, assembly and repair of oil-spill cleanup equipment, and offshore corrosion protection equipment,
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
The Unitor Group's total operating revenue for 1988 reached NOK 682.5 million compared with NOK 513.9 million in 1987. This represents an increase of 33 percent. One third of this increase in turnover is attributable to the purchase of Gamlen Marine Chemicals.