With tall, slab sides encasing a multideck configuration, the pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) has a characteristically high windage factor, influencing course- keeping, maneuvering and fuel usage. A new series of PCTCs at the top end of the capacity
Hamburg, Germany May 26 - 30 With e x h i b i t o r s registered from 18 countries, what is said to be the largest and most comprehensive international port exhibition and conference, Portex '81, is slated to open at the Hamburg Exhibition and Congress Center on May 26, 1981.
Delivery of a new 14,000-tonlifting- capacity drydock, built for Todd Shipyards Corporation, New York, N.Y., by Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Company, Mobile, Ala., was made recently during ceremonies at the builder's facility to Todd president Hans K.
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
The Corps of Engineers Marine Design Center in Philadelphia has c o n t r a c t e d with the Jacksonville, Fla., naval architectural firm of Norman N. De- Jong & Associates, Inc. for the design of a new series of twinscrew tugs. DeJong specializes in tugboat designs.
In today's tightly competitive, global shipbuilding environment, every opportunity has to be taken to squeeze cost out of the system, notwithstanding the considerable advances already achieved, especially over the past five years, in efficiency and productivity.
Lean times call for "leaner" boats and what better to employ than Lean Shipbuilding, which is known as a proven approach that shipyards can use to improve shipbuilding efficiency. It has the advantages of reducing defects while remaining responsive to change.