Christening ceremonies were held recently at Avondale Shipyards near New Orleans for the first of three integrated catug/ barge vessels currently under construction there for use by Occidental Petroleum Corporation. The Oxy Trader is designed
Despite recent concern about overcapacity in the cruise industry, new and refurbished luxury liners and cruise ferries continue to enter the market with more and more berths in an effort to attract firsttime and repeat cruisers. However, according
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.
B. James Lowe, president of Tacoma Boatbuilding Company of Tacoma, Wash., has announced that details of a contract valued at $110 million with Gulf Pacific Cruise Lines of Houston for construction of an 800-passenger cruise liner have been finalized.
The transit between Long Beach and Catalina Island will be reduced to "well under" one hour when the "Jet Cat Express" joins the Catalina Express fleet. "This will take place before Memorial Day," according to G r e g Bombard, president of the California company.
Howard R. Canter has been appointed president of At-Sea Incineration, Inc. (ASI), according to a recent announcement by B. James Lowe, president and chief executive officer of Tacoma Boatbuilding Company. He succeeds Gerald R. Schiller, who has
In a move which signals the longawaited fast craft boom in the U.S. is about to begin, Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La., and Incat Australia Pty. signed an agreement for Bollinger to market and build high speed craft to Incat designs in the U.
This year's American Society of Naval Engineers ASNE Day meetings will be held on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme of the technical program is "Naval Design and Engineering —- New Dimensions.
Marine Concrete Structures, Inc., has moved its corporate headquarters to 2030 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, La., Don Payne, president, announced. All administrative, accounting, engineering, purchasing and sales offices are housed in this facility.