The Madame Butterfly, first in a series of four pure car/truck carriers (PC/TC), was delivered recently by Kockums, A.B., Malmo, Sweden, to Wallenius Lines, Stockholm. A second vessel, Figaro, will be delivered later this year, and two more vessels
The keel for the first of three diesel-powered containerships under c o n s t r u c t i o n f o r American President Lines (APL) was laid recently at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. (ASI) near New Orleans. These three containerships will be the largest ever built in the United States,
Bringing her first cargo to Europe following completion by Samsung Heavy Industries, the 306,000-dwt British Pioneer has given new expression to environmental- consciousness in the crude oil transportation sector. While the security of her 2.1-million
Finnyards, Ltd., of Rauma, Finland, has received a FIM (Finnish Mark) 560 million ($130 million) order from the Finnish National Board of Navigation for a second 116-meter (381-foot) long, 26-meter breadth (85.3-feet) multipurpose icebreaker to be delivered in early 1994.
The Navy has entered a new era of ship construction in Bath, Maine. The introduction of an innovative construction and launching platform brings some of the most modern warship building methods in the world to Bath Iron Works and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).
The Power Transmission Division of Western Gear Corporation, Lynwood, Calif., has entered into a license agreement with Rademakers Aandrijvingen, B.V. of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The agreement gives Western Gear's Power Transmission Division
Since Royal Caribbean decided to embrace the advanced marine propulsion technology inherent with gas turbines, power plants aboard cruise ships built and delivered in the new millennium could be much different. Even if all newbuilds do not incorporate gas turbine power,
Wartsila has been awarded a $122-million contract for construction of a 1,900 passenger cruise liner for the Norwegian shipowner Kloster Cruise A/S. According to the contract, signed recently in Oslo, the Finnish builder's Turku Shipyard will deliver the 40,
Deutz MWM recently introduced their new engine model TBD 234V 16Y, increasing the power to 1,400 hp (1,030 kw) at 2,300 rpm from 1,224 hp. The engine resembles the yacht concept of the known V12Y to allow for high-power density in compact engine rooms.
It had to be Philadelphia. No other city in the United States would do for the national Spring Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in this bicentennial year. The city's reputation as a fine convention center and showplace