In the light of the increasing emphasis on minimizing fuel oil consumption and the subsequent widening i n t e r e s t among U.S. shipowners for the application of the low-speed diesel engine, Burmeister & Wain American Corporation has recently carried out an organizational change,
Kvaerner Masa-Yards has delivered the $375 million, 2.124-passenger Carnival Miracle, to Carnival Cruise Lines - its 20th Fun Ship - in the traditional handover ceremonies in Helsinki. For anyone who has ever had the privilege to attend such a delivery,
Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines For The World's Merchant Fleets While fuel costs continue on their upward spiral, and fuel quality continues to decline, the manufacturers of marine diesels have been busy designing new engine types and redesigning older model lines.
Robert N. Stout, executive vice president, Midland Enterprises Inc., announced that Michael B. Donelan recently joined Midland's new subsidiary, Inland Water Propulsion Systems Inc., as sales manager. Mr. Donelan will be responsible for sales of the B&W Alpha Diesel propulsion systems.
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To mark the opening of a branch office in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wartsila, Finland's leading company in Arctic technology, held a one-day seminar of scientists and experts from Canada and the United States at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver.
Shallow-draft workboat operations are beginning to be revolutionized with the introduction by North American Marine Jet Inc. of Benton, Ark., of a new diesel-powered waterjet propulsion unit that produces more than 3,000 pounds of static thrust at 150 horsepower.
The General Electric Company Limited of London, England (GEC), which is not affiliated with the General Electric Co. of U.S.A., has announced that it completed the purchase of ALCO Engines, White Industrial Power, Inc., from White Motor Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio.
Trinity Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Gretna Machine & Iron Works, Inc., Harvey, La., was recently awarded contracts from Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Hicksville, N.Y., to build two, 467-foot, ocean-going barges with double hulls to meet the OPA 90 requirements.
Aluminum Boats, Inc. of Crown Point, La., is constructing a 138-foot seagoing yacht, the Kathleen W., for Windridge Yacht Charters, Inc. of Ft. Launderdale, Fla. The luxury yacht Kathleen W. will be able to seat 150 diners on the 60-foot by 27-foot second deck.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mayflower Ocean Lines is laying out the blueprints for the design, construction, and operation of a 75,000-ton, 2,000 passenger U.S.-Registered passenger ship. The South Florida cruise line is following the recent trend of U.