Despite recent concern about overcapacity in the cruise industry, new and refurbished luxury liners and cruise ferries continue to enter the market with more and more berths in an effort to attract firsttime and repeat cruisers. However, according
Predicting business trends in the notoriously fickle marine business is difficult if not impossible. Yet when developments transpire as they have in the fast craft niche of the ferry business, it is difficult to not read the writing on the wall.
Half of a 24-boat "fleet" of oil-spill skimmers for the U.S. Navy previously built by Marine Construction and Design Co. (MARCO), 2300 West Commodore Way, Seattle, Wash. 98199, are being "modularized" so they can be transported by aircraft. The work is being done under a $1.
New York, New York, November 13-16 One of the most import a n t marine shows in the U.S., the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engin e e r s (SNAME) Annual Meeting and International Maritime Exposition will holdits 1991 conference in New York City from November 13-16.
In a move which signals the longawaited fast craft boom in the U.S. is about to begin, Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La., and Incat Australia Pty. signed an agreement for Bollinger to market and build high speed craft to Incat designs in the U.
The transit between Long Beach and Catalina Island will be reduced to "well under" one hour when the "Jet Cat Express" joins the Catalina Express fleet. "This will take place before Memorial Day," according to G r e g Bombard, president of the California company.
Spanish shipbuilder and designer IZAR and Rolls-Royce have signed a contract for a new 696- ft. (212-m), 3,400 dwt European High Speed Cargo Vessel (EHSCV), which is intended to be a costeffective short-sea shipping alternative to road transport in Europe.
Chemikalien Seetransport (CST) of Hamburg, Germany, and Hanseatic Shipping Co. Ltd. of Limassol, Cyprus, have entered into a joint venture to establish the LNG/ LPG carrier S/S Annabella as a training ship for the training of LNG/LPG seagoing personnel.
Bath Iron Works has placed an order of $50 million with General Electric for the company's LM- 2500 marine gas turbines to power the U.S. Navy's Oliver Hazard Perry-Class guided missile frigates. The contract was announced by O.R. Bonner, general manager,
Image Marine has delivered three of nine innovative police boats for the New South Wales Police Service, Water Police Branch. Arriving in Sydney Harbor — the vessels, which are named Vigilant, Vanguard and Victor — were to have been joined by the remaining six the end of this July.