Shipyards around the world are facing increasingly stringent environmental rules and regulations, adding additional expense to a business sector with an already reputed thin bottom line. Nonetheless, to stay in business shipyards must continuously enhance their capabilities and compliance,
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.
Literature Available Two major European engine manufacturers, KHD, Klockner-Humboldt- Deutz AG of Cologne, and MWM, Motoren-Werke Mannheim AG of Mannheim, have merged to form Deutz/MWM. The new diesel engine group will offer one of the broadest power ranges of engines in the world.
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,
Caterpillar Tractor Company, headquartered in Peoria, 111., recently became Caterpillar Inc. following approval of the name at the annual meeting. Also, the company's state of incorporation has been changed from California to Delaware as a result of the shareholders' action.
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,
— 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
The Hunt Company of Houston continues its expansion with the addition of three new sales team members — Elmo Bergeron, Terry L. Tucker and Frank Doonan Jr. Mr. Bergeron, with more than 30 years' experience in the oil industry, has been named sales manager for Louisiana.
— F r e e Brochures A v a i l a b l e— Detroit Diesel Corporation recently introduced three new generation high-speed engines for the passenger boat, pleasure craft and marine market—the 16V-149TI, 6- 71TI and 3000 Series. The 16V-149TI is a 16-cylinder,
A full-color 20-page illustrated brochure covering the Waukesha line of marine diesel-powered energy systems for both main propulsion and ship's service power is offered by Waukesha Motor Company. This publication is intended as a guide or reference