Spurred by a number of key factors— the replacement of older vessels in the world fleet, the cruise ship boom, impending double-hull and double-bottom legislation, and prospects of increased trade after 1992—the world shipbuilding orderbook reached a five-year high at the end of 1989.
The U.S. Navy continues to be the major driver of business for shipyards and marine equipment suppliers in the United States. A status report for shipbuilding programs and a summary of the FY 1990/91 Navy ship procurement budget is provide below.
A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels featured during 1984 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ASIE DUA Halter Marine The second of Halter Marine's new
A Review Over the years we have published many feature articles that reviewed the latest designs and developments of diesel engines per se. For the review that follows, we decided to report on the many kinds of ancillary equipment and services
As part of its $13.2-billion merger with Gulf Corporation, Chevron Corporation has announced the consolidation of the Gulf and Chevron marine transportation organizations. Gulf's fleet of 11 tankers will be consolidated with Chevron's for a merged
Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation of Houston has completed the acquisition of the assets of Seahorse, Inc., including 92 marine service vessels, according to an announcement by Kenneth W. Waldorf, Zapata Gulf chairman and chief executive officer.
The first of Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation's "super-size" anchorhandling, tug/supply vessels, the Gulf Service, was launched recently at Quality Shipyards in Houma, La. With an overall length of 222 feet, beam of 46 feet, and depth of 20 feet, the U.