American President Lines (APL), Oakland, Calif., has announced that the first of its three new containerships, the largest ever built in the U.S. and the first to be diesel propelled, will be named the President Lincoln. The ship will be christened and launched on December 19,
Philadelphia Gear Corporation, King of Prussia, Pa., recently concluded a licensing agreement with Ishikawajima Ship and Chemical Plant Company, Ltd. (ISC), a subsidiary of IHI, Tokyo. This agreement, reversing the normal flow of technology out of the U.
Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., recently delivered the cruise vessel Pacific Northwest Explorer to Alaska/Pacific Boat Company of Seattle. The 143-foot vessel incorporates many novel features not usually found in a boat of this size.
After a rash of containership design and propulsion system initiatives aimed at extending the reach of the most potent engines already in production, the industry has now been presented with a powering option offering an unprecedented output from a single-engine plant.
— I m p r o v e d C y l i n d e r A n d C r a n k c a s e O i l s— The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing
Bailey Refrigeration Co., Inc., Avenel, N.J., has appointed Oscar F. Poppe Jr. as its Miami branch manager. Mr. Poppe comes to Bailey from Bermuda Star Line where he was vice president of operations. A marine engineer from Miami, Mr. Poppe has
Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Fla., recently paid about $550 million to four shipping companies to acquire majority shares in both Admiral Cruises Inc. and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL). The deal makes Carnival the world's largest operator of cruise ships.
The Maritime Administration has awarded a cost-shared $343,819 contract to the Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors Corporation in Detroit, aimed at the marine diesel application of a technology based on the on-line, variabletiming,
Wartsila Corporation received an order to supply four Wartsila 6L50DF dual-fuel engines to power a 75,000 cu. in. LNG carrier contracted by the French gas holding company Gaz de France at the French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique. Due for delivery in 2004,
Uniflite, Inc., a major fiberglass boat manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash., has been awarded a $1,440,000 contract by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command to build 16 Mark IV 50-foot fire-retardant fiberglass utility boats, according to James J.