Trite as it may be, time is money, especially in the high-end cruise market that depends on millions of tourists spending ample sums of cash onboard today's floating cities. A cruise ship out of action can quickly translate to millions in lost revenue,
Hillman Barge & Construction Company, Brownsville, Pa., has announced the appointment of Ira J. Singleton as vice presidentmanufacturing. In his new capacity, Mr. Singleton will be responsible for the overall production operations of the barge and towboat manufacturing facility.
During the 1970s, the influence and importance of expanding oil supplies close to the major oil consuming nations has grown rapidly. Rising output from new p r o d u c i n g areas has increased the availability of shorthaul crude oil supplies,
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point shipyard near Baltimore has entered into a contract with Barber Steamship Lines to refit five of its foreign-flag vessels for use in the U.S. Navy's Ready Re- serve Fleet (RRF). The upgrading work will
Over the past year or so, well over 100 secondhand dry cargo ships have been purchased by the Chinese, either for their domestic fleet, or for operation under "convenience" flags. A surprisingly large number of these—possibly over 30—have been bulk carriers,
Conoco has placed an order with the Underwater Maintenance Company of Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, England, to equip their entire tanker fleet with Neutrally Buoyant Hull Aperture Blanks. On several occasions in the past, Conoco has purchased these
Conference told shipowners are being given "extraordinarily generous" credit terms for bunkers. The average bunker stem in today's shipping industry is around 700 tons per ship with a current value— at $85 per ton— of some $60,000. On an average fleet size of fourteen ships,
Furness Withy, the British group of companies based and managed in the United Kingdom, is offering a free color folder that describes the group's structure and services and gives a glimpse into its wide-ranging interests. Since 1980, these companies