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E.M. Hood Reports Shipbuilders Optimistic Over Long-Term Future

In his year-end statement, Edwin M. Hood, president and board chairman of the Shipbuilders Council of America, a national trade association representing the nation's major commercial shipyards and suppliers of marine equipment and materials, stated, in part: "U.

 

ACBL Rechristens Three N e w l y Acquired River Towboats

American Commercial Barge Lines (ACBL), headquartered in Jeffersonville, Ind., recently christened three towboats that it purchased from other companies. The renaming ceremonies for two of the vessels—the MV Don Stephens (ex- Miss Rosie) and the

Cummins Uprates B Series Marine Diesel Engines

—Literature Available Cummins Engine Company of Columbus, Ind., has announced uprated high-output marine propulsion ratings for its B engine models. These new 1986 ratings are primarily for recreational and approved commercial applications. The model 4B3.

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Ackerman's study also assumed electric pod drive in his analyses, which also maximized the revenue space made available in the former engine room. What he did not discuss was the difficulty that conventional electric drive or even direct diesel

Erie Basin Bargeport, New Facility, To Open For Ship Repair, Marine Services

The now-idle Erie Basin-Port Authority Marine Terminal on the Brooklyn waterfront will be returned to maritime use as a marine support services center for tugboats, towboats and barges, Port Authority chairman Richard C. Leone recently announced.

Bird-Johnson Appoints Lapp Gulf Coast Manager, Expands Sales Force

Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has named Peter Lapp general manager for its Gulf Coast Operations. He will be responsible for Bird-Johnson's propeller foundry facility located in Pascagoula, Miss., and propeller repair facilities located in Mobile, Ala.

Industry-Wide Interoperability Investment Paying Off

The Integrated Shipbuilding Environment (ISE) project sponsored by the National Shipbuilding Research Program is a three-year effort to develop and deploy an industry-wide architecture for computer interoperability. ISE is targeting cost and cycle

M a r A d A w a r d s Contract For Sailing Ship Study

The Maritime Administration has commissioned a study to determine whether wind-powered ships could compete effectively with conventionally powered merchant ships, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Samuel B. Nemirow announced recently. MarAd, an agency of the U.

M A R I T I M E R E P O R T E R P u r c h a s es N e w a n d L a r g e r W o r ld H e a d q u a r t e r s O f f i c es

MARITIME REPORTER/ Engineering News recently announced it has purchased new and larger world headquarters offices in New York City. The new location will house the executive, editorial and advertising staff responsible for worldwide publishing

Maritime E-Business Growth Continues

E-business means doing business on the Internet. This can include any business process — to include buying and selling, which is known as E-commerce. The arranging for transport by sea or the buying and selling of things needed for ships that sail

 
 
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