Open-hatch bulk carrier technology, championed by specialist operators in the North American trade, is to be taken an important stage further through the adoption of deck gantries promising gains of up to 50 percent in cargo handling productivity.
German predilection for technological advance permeates all areas of primary business and industrial activity, to the undoubted benefit of the competitive standing of its international market players. In the maritime domain, a clear appreciation
The Shipbuilding Machinery & Marine Technology Exhibition & Conference (SMM '94) — scheduled for Sept. 27 to Oct. 1 in Hamburg—is a leading international show which will attract an estimated 32,000 vistitors from 49 countries. The exhibits portion
An automatic synchronization of hoists control (ASH) for dual drives up to 500 horsepower has been developed by Kranco, Inc., of Houston. Designed to increase wire rope life and to provide ease of operation for Major Conference On Oil crane operators,
Touted as the only recognized international event designed for the ship repair market, this year's ShipRepair & Conversion Exhibition will be the focal meeting point for a variety of companies involved in the industry. Scheduled for November 15-16 at London's Grand Olympia Hall,
Barge Operators Assess Impact Of OPA And Future Of The Industry The repercussions of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 have been felt by the entire marine industry, but no where more acutely then in U.S. inland waterway and coastal transport operations.
Liner shipping is traditionally a cyclical business, subject to dramatic peaks and troughs and sudden changes in fortune in individual trade lanes. Today's ebullience among all sectors of container shipping, including its various intermediaries,
Entering the 1980s, it is hard to believe that it is now more than six years since the last "boom" in the big bulk carrier market was ended by the "Oil Crisis," and an abrupt change in the trading pattern of the combined fleet. For much of this period,