After a year of negotiations, Aalborg Vaerft in Denmark recently signed a contract for the construction of seven Standard Flex 300 vessels for the Royal Danish Navy. The contract provides an option for an additional nine vessels of the same type.
With an eye to handling a wide variety of cargoes in almost any kind of port, the Norwegian shipping firm A / S Alliance has taken delivery of the first of three multipurpose freighters that employ two 30-ton gantry cranes running the length of the ship for loading.
Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines For The World's Merchant Fleets While fuel costs continue on their upward spiral, and fuel quality continues to decline, the manufacturers of marine diesels have been busy designing new engine types and redesigning older model lines.
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When the 70,367-ton, 855 - f t . (260.6 m) Carnival Paradise arrived at Newport News Shipbuilding for emergency repair on its Azipod propulsion system, it marked a mile- stone in ship repair history as no U.S.- based yard had ever performed work on the advanced pod system.
Aluminum Boats, Inc. of Crown Point, La., is constructing a 138-foot seagoing yacht, the Kathleen W., for Windridge Yacht Charters, Inc. of Ft. Launderdale, Fla. The luxury yacht Kathleen W. will be able to seat 150 diners on the 60-foot by 27-foot second deck.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mayflower Ocean Lines is laying out the blueprints for the design, construction, and operation of a 75,000-ton, 2,000 passenger U.S.-Registered passenger ship. The South Florida cruise line is following the recent trend of U.