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,
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.
A recent meeting of the Eastern U.S.A. Branch, The Institute of Marine Engineers, held at the American Bureau of Shipping in New York heard a paper titled "The Use of Epoxy in Ship Repair and Maintenance." The author was J. Murray Wilson, vice president of engineering,
MAN 15&W Diesel Aktiengesellschaft, Germany Today, about 97 percent of the 90,000 ships of 100 gt and above in the International merchant fleet are propelled by large-bore, highly charged diesel engines. In the past couple of years, the discussion
— 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 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,
In accordance with its policy that diversity makes good business sense, Goltens, the 45-year-old worldwide marine diesel service organization, has undertaken a number of projects in fields beyond a strictly marine environment, but in areas in which Goltens is equally at home.
Caprinus R Oil 40, Shell's medium viscosity index (MVI) lubricant for medium-speed diesel engines, is now an API CD quality oil for marine diesel engines. This means Caprinus R Oil 40 meets the performance requirements of Cummins and Caterpillar marine
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 Diesel recently presented a paper entitled "Fuel Oil Characteristics That Are Considered Most Important For Modern Marine Diesel Engine Operation And Development" at the ASTM Marine Fuels Symposium held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando, Fla.