The container and RoRo fleets of the established carriers serving Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are aged. While none of these trades is experiencing rapid growth, the involved vessels are expensive to operate and increasingly expensive to maintain.
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered the second supply boat of a threeboat contract to the nation of Brazil. The 185-foot Ogum was built for H. Dantas Servicos Maritimos, S.A. of Rio de Janiero for operations off the coast of Brazil,
Arguably the only bulk-transport vessel that didn't require mooring was Noah's Ark. But it's a different world today. A world where millions of gallons of potentially hazardous cargoes are shipped between the jetties of the world's major cities, often within congested ports.
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.
Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems has received a contract from Marathon Oil UK, Ltd. for two rig-skidding systems for use on the Brae B platform for the North Brae gas condensate field in the North Sea. Each system consists of two 420- metric-ton and two 210-metric-ton,
Some 500 firms from more than 30 countries will take part in the SMM '82 maritime exhibition and convention to be held next fall at the Hamburg e x h i b i t i on grounds. Scheduled from September 28 through October 2, 1982, the 10th Exhibition Ship,
Kvaerner has launched a new company with 18,000 employees in 17 countries and on five continents. The new company, to be known as Aker Kvaerner, will supply products, services, tech- nology and solutions worth $2.2 billion a year to the global oil and gas industry.
Archibald (Archie) Irvine has been named general manager and chief surveyor for AMT Panama, S.A. Mr. Irvine, a resident of Panama for the past 30 years, has been working as an engineer and manager of operations for major local and international corporations.
To characterize the business of carrying oil aboard tankers of any size or route as stable — would be foolhardy at best. But as curious as the market's undulations may appear to those on the outside, it is in fact the market's instability that serves as stability.
Bergeron Industries, Inc., St. Bernard, La., has launched the K-2 for Rogers Terminal and Shipping Corporation, a subsidiary of Cargill, Incorporated. The unit is the hull for a floating grain transfer facility, and measures 330 feet by 75 feet by 15 feet.