Yachting Consult is a fast growing player in the field of work preparation and engineering process services for shipbuilders. The Dutch company provides experience and skills in CAD/CAM engineering and software, as well as logistic services such
Predicting business trends in the notoriously fickle marine business is difficult if not impossible. Yet when developments transpire as they have in the fast craft niche of the ferry business, it is difficult to not read the writing on the wall.
Half of a 24-boat "fleet" of oil-spill skimmers for the U.S. Navy previously built by Marine Construction and Design Co. (MARCO), 2300 West Commodore Way, Seattle, Wash. 98199, are being "modularized" so they can be transported by aircraft. The work is being done under a $1.
Hvide Shipping Incorporated, headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., handed over the Oxy Trader and the Oxy Producer, two of the three Catug vessels ordered by Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Construction is almost complete on the third Oxy Catug,
Key To Fast Ship Design May Be Submerged Cylinders An $11 million project to design a small containership that will travel 55 miles an hour and carry 1,000 tons of cargo is being carried out by the Japanese Government and several Japanese shipyards.
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 127 new vessels worldwide in September. The vessels totaled 1,705,864 deadweight tons, or 940,520 gross tons, and included 13 bulk carriers, four very large crude carriers (VLCCs), one roll-on/roll-off vehicle carrier,
The actual extent of European public funding to promote a modal shift from road to waterborne transportation has up until now — been far outweighed by political discourse on the subject — no doubt designed to appeal to the popular, environmentalist vote.
On June 4, a unique French hovercraft made its inaugural "flight" across the English Channel between Dover, England, and Calais, France. The vessel is powered by five marine gas turbines manufactured by the Avco Lycoming (Stratford, Conn.) Division.
Spanish shipbuilder and designer IZAR and Rolls-Royce have signed a contract for a new 696- ft. (212-m), 3,400 dwt European High Speed Cargo Vessel (EHSCV), which is intended to be a costeffective short-sea shipping alternative to road transport in Europe.
A technically demanding contract was signed by Blohm + Voss in March, a contract which calls for the shortening of three Sea-Land Atlantic Class Vessels (ACV), the Galveston Bay, Sea-Land Value and Raleigh Bay (see photo, page 25). Each of the