maritime

Demystifying Parametric Roll

An ABS research project deflates the mystique surrounding parametric roll, a rare but dangerous phenomenon particularly threatening to containers/lips. In October 1998, a large, post- Panamax containership limped into the port of Seattle, a victim

 

Levingston Launches U.S.-Flag Bulk Carrier 'Pride Of Texas'

Levingston Shipbuilding Company recently launched the motor vessel Pride of Texas at its Orange, Texas, shipyard. The 36,000-dwt dry bulk carrier was christened by Mrs. Valerie Nemirow, wife of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs Samuel B.

Kelly To Succeed Watkin As Head Of Delaware River Port Authority

James R. Kelly, director of the Delaware River Port Authority's World Trade Division and a past president of the North Atlantic Ports Association, has been named to succeed executive director William W. Watkin Jr. as head of the bistate agency.

Fitzgerald To Head MarAd Title XI Program

The appointment of Edmond J. Fitzgerald as Director, Office of Ship Financing Guarantees at the Maritime A d m i n i s t r a t i on (MarAd) has been announced by Samuel B. Nemirow, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs. Mr. Fitzgerald

FGH Announces Two N e w Contracts

Halter Marine, Inc. the vessel segment of Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. announced that it has signed a contract with an undisclosed customer to build a 332 x 74 x 25 ft. (101.1 x 22.5 x 7.6 m), double-skin, clean oil tank barge with an estimated 80,000 BBL capacity.

Brown Announces Organizational Changes At Maritime Administration

Reorganization of the Maritime Administration's administrative, policy, and international activities has been announced by Garrett E. Brown Jr., acting deputy maritime administrator in the Department of Transportation. One new associate administrator's

MarAd Awards Grant To Develop Computerized Vessel Locator System

The Maritime Administration announced the award of a cooperative agreement of $97,989 to the Marine Exchange of the San Francisco Bay Region as a first step in the development and demonstration of a computerized system which would track and, in an emergency,

Dedicate New Container Terminal In Boston

The Port of Boston's newest maritime facility—an $18-million container terminal — was dedicated recently. Massport's executive director David W. Davis, and port director Martin C. Pilsch Jr. officiated at the ceremony. The two-crane container

Sale Of Imperial Survival Suits Approaches 100,000

— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le Sales of cold-water survival suits by Imperial Manufacturing Company of Bremerton, Wash., approach 100,000 this year, according to production manager Jim Skelly. A big boost in sales for the company, which has been producing survival suits for 15 years,

IMA To Publish Report On Navy Ship Systems Market

International Maritime Associates (IMA) is preparing a business analysis of the Navy ship systems market. The approximately 200- page report will provide a very comprehensive assessment of current and future market opportunities and will be available in June.

 
 
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