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  • Rapid technological advancement of large, fast, coastal and short-sea ferry designs is coinciding with favorable population and economic trends to create an important emerging new commercial market for U.S.

    shipyards and suppliers, according to TransTech Marine's report, "Analysis of Coastal Ferry Markets and Technologies in the U.S." Present express ferry designs or those being developed will transport passengers in cabins and, in some cases, will also accommodate their vehicles over longer distance trips. Although these vessels will be large, they will travel at speeds formerly associated with smaller craft such as commuter ferries. In spite of their large size, these vessels will be unlike traditional cruise ships. And in addition to their high speeds, they also will be more glamorous and luxurious than conventional passenger/ vehicle displacement ferries.

    This new market is best described as coastal and short-sea ferry cruising, similar in overall concept to some services in Europe, such as the Baltic ferries, but utilizing higher speed technology for the U.S. market.

    Technologies now in the lead to develop the U.S. ferry cruise markets are SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) and SSC (Semisubmerged Catamaran). However, rapid advancements have been made recently in larger size ACV (Air Cushion Vehicle) and SES (Surface Effect Ship) designs, and important new technologies are coming into play, such as the Quadrimaran hull form that has recently been licensed for U.S. construction and the Techno- Superliner, now under development in Japan. All available or anticipated design technologies are profiled along with a U. S. builder in the report.

    Markets identified for these fast ships in domestic trades could require between 30 to 50 vessels with an overall value to shipyards and suppliers exceeding $1 billion over the decade. Such a base would form an imprtant component of commercial series production that would position U.S. builders to compete in world markets for this business, as they do now in some other types of high technology, high value ships, according to the report.

    A ferry cruise route representative of what TransTech forecasts for the future and dubbed the "Short Escape to the Cape" (as in Cape Cod) is illustrated in Figure 1. The new vessel technologies will enable bringing back modern versions of such as Fall River and Eastern Steamship lines, as well as opening up entirely new destinations. The report's vessel forecast is broken down by proposed route. Recognizing that seasonality impacts many routes in North America, the report contains complete financial analysis of one proposed service based on five months' operation. The analysis reveals that ferry cruise services can be profitable even without offseason vessel employment.

    Geoffrey Uttmark, the report's author, recently said, "After you have technology that can economically live up to these demanding schedules and produce a satisfactory ROI, which is now emerging so that these services can be developed or re-developed, next you need a broad and deep marketing organization and superb operators." Mr.

    Uttmark continued, "That kind of infrastructure does exist in the U.S.

    now largely in modified form, such as airlines, foreign-flag cruise ship operators and international hotel chains. The best way it could be adapted to the ferry cruise business is through a parent organization responsible for marketing and finance with separate operating franchises." "Analysis of Coastal Ferry Markets and Technologies in the U.S." contains over fifty pages of information and figures describing all aspects of this emerging business. The report is a useful market development resource for U.S. ship designers, builders and equipment vendors seeking greater participation in new commercial markets, overseas licensers of advanced cruise ferry technology, vessel operators and managers, transportation planners and economists, and industry lenders and investment groups.

    The report may be ordered by remitting $295 to TransTech Marine Co., 771 Carroll St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11215. There is an additional $10 charge for airmail postage for orders outside North America.

  • system. Traditionally, standard work class ROVs have speed limitations due to their size, weight and hydrodynamics. They can also be unsteady operating at higher speeds.SMD engineered FLO, a high-speed variant based on proven SMD ROV fleet technology, to perform tasks faster and more efficiently. The new system

  • with a new line of laser cutting heads and controllers. FAST Laser uses a patent-pending design to create a dual-flow zone that allows significantly higher oxygen assist-gas pressures in the tightly defined cut zone established by beam geometry. It eliminates the uncontrolled burning in the surrounding

  • The Company: All American Marine Inc. was founded in 1987 and specializes in the construction of custom tailored aluminum boats from 30 to 150 feet LOA. Today, the company has become a leading builder of high speed passenger catamarans, survey craft, and research vessels. AAM’s vessels feature the Teknicraft

  • systems.There is a third way and that is being spearheaded by China in the form of the New Silk Road. Here the physical efficiency of railroads, and its higher speed and shorter route, intends to deliver cargo faster between China and Europe. The new silk road will be a fascinating development to watch. It

  • operating costs at a service speed of 42-knots, the monohull form had been devised to produce favorable resistance characteristics at significantly higher speeds, to as much as 60-knots. The new, fast sealift ship design is also scaleable to meet individual customers' needs. In the context of currently

  • The International Maritime Authority has proposed a worldwide ban on tri- butyl tin (TBT) based antifouling paints, starting in January 2003. Confirmation of these dates is expected at the IMO diplomatic conference this October. Although some ship operators have already converted to tin-free antifoul

  • Caterpillar Marine launched the MaK M 25 E engine platform at SMM, an engine platform developed for state-of-the-art vessel designs with an emphasis on fuel savings. Key product features include optimized engine performance as well as an efficient part load range, which the manufacturer boasts can help to

  • , and reduced winding losses. •    PM propulsion motors and their inverters efficiently turn available energy into thrust, designed to deliver even higher efficiency in a much wider speed and torque range. Lower Fuel Consumption In a recent study of two 1250 kW diesel-electric propulsion trains,

  • a leap forward in the state-of-the-art for EM-based underwater connection. The commercial availability of electric cars has also spawned the development of higher-power wireless charging; WiSub developed our Torden product in collaboration with one such developer who was transferring 18kW into a moving electric

  • FBM Babcock Marine recently unveiled the FSPV, a vessel under development for three years that the manufacturer describes as "a revolutionary new high speed passenger ferry, which promises to deliver pioneering rough condition seakeeping capability, coupled with speeds of up to 40 knots." FSPV

  • The MJP Hybrid waterjet combines the best of the MJP DRB series with the MJP Ultrajet series. The hybrid optimized for high-speed applications came soon after MJP’s merger with Ultrajet. The concept involves a duplex stainless steel jet pump, adding in mixed-flow technology with minimum tip clearance and

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    T MARITIME REPORTER. A - HIS DIRECTORY SECTION IS AN EDITORIAL FEATURE PUBLISHED IN EVERY ISSUE FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE READERS OF QUICK REFERENCE BUYER’S READERS GUIDE IT INCLUDES THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF THE WORLD S LEADING MANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS OF ALL

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    When Uli Selbach started in the trade show business 22 show ? oor, and according to Selbach “we’re going to double years ago, the big question was: “Will trade shows exist in that space in 2020. We think this is a strong and growing fu- 20 years?” While the advent of virtual meetings, seamless ture

  • MR Jan-20#53 Welding (JTSW) – has brought in ex- market demand for)
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    Welding (JTSW) – has brought in ex- market demand for increasingly power- oil and gas senior engineer Iain Wilson ful drive train technology. to help shape the company as it moves into a new chapter at the Scottish Ma- ABB Delivers for Icebreaking rine Technology Park. LNG Carrier Fleet The ? nal

  • MR Jan-20#52 People & Companies
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    People & Companies between Terminals, Ocean and from the acquisition of Hamburg Sud, and building competitive advantage from technology through digital solutions. Burnett Named CEO of Seiche Seiche Water Technology Group an- nounced that COO Mark Burnett has been promoted to CEO. Burnett joined

  • MR Jan-20#50 In the Yard
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    In the Yard New Ship & Boat designs, contracts & deliveries New Contracts ESG Launches NYCDOT Ferry Late last year Eastern Shipbuilding Afghanistan Star from Poland for his valor. Group, Inc. (ESG) launched the SSG He was 24. The three 4500 passenger fer- Michael H. Ollis (Hull 219) the ? rst of ries

  • MR Jan-20#49 AR & Maritime Maintenance
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    AR & Maritime Maintenance As maritime embraces new digitalization technologies aimed at reducing costs and enhancing safety onboard ships, MAN CEON, MAN Energy Solutions’ umbrella brand for all its digital products, comes to the fore for TechGuide, an augmented reality maintenance platform. Using mobile

  • MR Jan-20#48 Tech Files
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    Tech Files Innovative products, technologies and concepts Zeabuz Zero Emission Waterbus While Norway ranks 120th among countries globally in terms of population size (5.3 mil- lion), it packs a powerful punch in the maritime world, as Norwegians rank near the top as mari- time and offshore industry

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    La Ciotat Shipyards Matière, Bardex Tapped for 4300T Shiplift In the ship repair and conversion busi- (L to R): Jean-Yves Saussol, CEO, La Ciotat Shipyards, Thomas Miller, ness there are myriad tools available CEO Bardex Corp., and Philippe to make otherwise dirty and danger- Matière, CEO, Matière.

  • MR Jan-20#46 Ship Repair
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    Ship Repair Activities and Investments in ship repair & conversion yards Zhoushan IMC-YY Shipyard & Engineering Co. “Green” Drydocks in China Zhoushan IMC-YY is an innovator, with a family of automated systems to make ship mainte- nance clean & ef? cient. Photo: Zhoushan IMC-YY While the ship repair

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    INTERVIEW MORGAN FANBERG, PRESIDENT, GLOSTEN “I would love to design an all nuclear ship. I understand the cost, the red tape and the bureaucratic issues, but if you’re seriously looking for a zero-emission technology to power ocean-going vessels, nuclear should be an option.” Morgan Fanberg, President

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    INTERVIEW MORGAN FANBERG, PRESIDENT, GLOSTEN off the charts. Ultimately, the work we do here is supporting ground-based midcourse missile defense system. “That was a our client’s businesses with engineering excellence and un- massive project we did with Boeing; a hallmark project for me matched problem

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    INTERVIEW MORGAN FANBERG, PRESIDENT, GLOSTEN “Doing business the same way over and over will not last; we know technology will advance our industry, and if we just sit back and don’t take an active role, we’re going to lose. There is no room for complacency.” Morgan Fanberg, President, Glosten @

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    . The However, as always the price tag is at the forefront, par- answers are very nuanced and the experts don’t always agree. ticularly as some of the higher ticketed items push the retro? t Consider CTVs; Luther Blount, from the Rhode Island- price into the range of a ? t-for-purpose newbuild. The timing

  • MR Jan-20#30 REPAIR & CONVERSION
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    REPAIR & CONVERSION You have to stand on an exposed seawall protecting a tiny bility together with the ability to keep a high service speed Norwegian village’s little marina to realize how “the basics” in bad weather,” Hammerfest Hospital said of the order. The must be in place before you can mimic the

  • MR Jan-20#29 REPAIR & CONVERSION
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    REPAIR & CONVERSION It was Canadian whalers, the Norwegians tell us, who ? rst noticed that a dead whale does not bob in the waves. The carcass didn’t pitch or roll, either, and it was somehow “self-propelled” — its ? ns giv- ing it forward motion and acting as stabilizers, or foils. The story still

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    subpoenas to require the production of documents and infor- it is ? nalized and submitted to the Commandant of the USCG mation and to summon witnesses for testimony. Testimony for review and approval. The ? nal report will be released to at a formal hearing is usually open to the public unless it in-

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    in slow steaming, with all the bene? ts cited above. For cargo interests that demand speed of delivery, there should be surcharges in excess of the higher fuel costs so as to account for the environmen- tal costs. These environmental costs could be somewhat analogous to a carbon tax. This would discourage

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    The Path to Zero Copyright: Norman Chan/AdobeStock Slow Down Emission Reduction & Slow Steaming: The voluntary v. regulatory approach erchant ships traditionally operate in the the board, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; emis- open sea at or near full speed. This is hard sion of air pollutants

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    “These are installation vessels and SOVs that require an investment of $100m to $300m (each), an investment that is very hard to make on spec.” Matt Tremblay SVP, Global Offshore, ABS optimization and around risk management. A lot of the questions that we’re getting in that area from the wind mar- ket

  • MR Jan-20#14 O?  shore Wind
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    O? shore Wind Q&A: Matt Tremblay, ABS The Domino Effect The next hot growth market is offshore wind; Is the U.S. marine industry ready to meet demand? he American Bureau of Shipping convened a conference to discuss the pace and direction of the U.S. offshore wind market, including challenges and opportuni

  • MR Jan-20#11 In the ?  ipped classroom, the in-class experience and)
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    In the ? ipped classroom, the in-class experience and the outside-class experiences are “? ipped”. That is, instead of lectures happening during class time, trainees are asked to watch videos of lectures or are assigned some e-learning module outside the classroom – before class. Then, when the