A recent clutch of 'Rolls-Royce' shipboard equipment and technology contracts in Norway arising out of specialized, capital-intensive newbuild projects testified to the U.K. group's march into the commercial marine domain. For sure, the emergence
Although long in the vanguard of containership technology, Germany's Hapag-Lloyd did not feel compelled to join the early rush towards vessels of wider-than-Panamax gauge. Once the prudent Hamburg company decided to embrace the concept, however,
This article deals with the efforts of Nippon Kokan K.K. which, in collaboration with the Japan Marine Machinery Development Association, tried to develop, by fully utilizing modern techniques, sail-equipped motorships that can operate under present-day conditions.
A new Rule book, "Rules for Building and Classing Steel Floating Dry Docks," has been published by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The Rules apply to floating dry docks over 61 meters (200 feet) in length, but can be applied, subject to special considerations, to smaller structures.
Lester Rosenblatt, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, recently announced the following committee chairmen for 1980: Vice president—Advisory Public Service Committee—Donald P. Courtsal, vice president and general manager,
In response to an increasing number of serious marine steam boiler casualties, a panel of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' Ships' Machinery Committee has completed a guide for anyone involved in operating this equipment, which
The Maritime Administration has released a report on "Large Diameter Propellers of Reduced Weight." The report describes the design, manufacture, performance, and fuel economy of several types of large, slow-turning, lightweight marine propellers.