According to many specialists electric propulsion is the best to have but worst to buy, with the argument that the investment is too high and the system does not pay itself back. Therefore a challenge and an opportunity for development to prove otherwise.
Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation (Norshipco) in Norfolk, Va., is a privately held corporation that has served the Port of Hampton Roads in the marine industry since 1915. Norshipco is a fullservice shipyard, and has enjoyed a reputation
High-torque, low-speed hydraulic motors are being used on many paddlewheel vessels all over the world. This form of propulsion transmission and its benefits would appear to be attractive in other applications also. Hydrostatic drives are by no means
Bollinger recently gave new life to an old boat, the 150-ft. Guardian, originally named Gale B., which was built by Southern Shipyard in 1963. It was owned by Midland Enterprises and was part of a tug/barge unit with the hopper barge Martha B.
An entirely new marine servicing company which will operate on a worldwide basis is CCL Shipcare Limited of Winchester, Hampshire, England. CCL Shipcare, which was recently formed out of the established Continental Combustions Limited, is a subsidiary of the Petrocon Group,
Installed on a new 80,700-dwt tanker, the first unit of the SSG (Super-economical Shaft Generator) system developed by IHI (Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.), Japan, has demonstrated excellent performance through the ship's official trial runs,
Keppel Shipyard of Singapore has been awarded a $S14 million contract (about $8.13 million) contract to convert the M/V Audax, a 32,452-dwt bulk carrier into a selfdischarging bulk carrier. The conversion will involve replacement of existing cranes with advanced bulk-lift,