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SNAME 1991 Annual Meeting & 1 Oth Annual Internation al Maritime Exposition

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.

 

First Of Three Catug/Barge Units Christened At Avondale Yard

Christening ceremonies were held recently at Avondale Shipyards near New Orleans for the first of three integrated catug/ barge vessels currently under construction there for use by Occidental Petroleum Corporation. The Oxy Trader is designed

San Francisco Dedicates New Ferry Terminal

With Mayor George Moscone declaring the Golden Gate Bridge District Ferry System "an important transportation link to San Francisco's new downtown," civic dignitaries and U.S. Department of Transportation officials recently dedicated the new $3-million San

OUTSTANDING PASSENGER VESSELS OF 1990

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

High-Speed Innovative Containership To Be Designed By Japanese

Key To Fast Ship Design May Be Submerged Cylinders An $11 million project to design a small containership that will travel 55 miles an hour and carry 1,000 tons of cargo is being carried out by the Japanese Government and several Japanese shipyards.

Nichols Brothers Delivers 39-knot Catamaran

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.

Toronto/St. Catharines Study Possible High-Speed Ferry

A joint study involving the Toronto Harbour Commission (THC) recently revealed that a high-speed ferry service between St. Catharines and Toronto is economically feasible. During the summer of 1980, a regularly scheduled hydrofoil service operated

N a v y Awards $ 9 6 8 , 0 00 Fiberglass Patrol Boat Contract To Uniflite

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded two separate contracts with an aggregate value of $968,000 for the construction of fiberglass patrol boats, one for the development of a prototype 11-meter (36-foot) high-speed diesel craft to Uniflite, Inc.

Promoting A Modal Shift

The actual extent of European public funding to promote a modal shift from road to waterborne transportation has up until now — been far outweighed by political discourse on the subject — no doubt designed to appeal to the popular, environmentalist vote.

 
 
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