A number of commercial and regulatory factors have contributed to growth in the RoRo ship upgrading and conversion market over the past year, particularly in the North European arena: The abolition of tax-free sales on ferries in intra-EU traffic
The three-day Spring Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, held at the Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, was attended by more than 60 members and guests. The technical
At its regular monthly meeting, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers invited Dr. John E. Halkyard, Kennecott Explorations, Inc. to present a paper on the "Technical Aspects of Ocean Mining.
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has taken its annual meeting to a worldwide venue by not only partnering with The Maritime Group, publishers of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, but by staging a truly international conference and exposition.
Peter Burbank, president of A.L. Burbank & Company, Ltd., New York, N.Y., has announced the election of Franklin W.L. Tsao as a director to its hoard and the formation of an affiliated company, Shipcentral, Limited, New York, of which Mr. Tsao is the president.
The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers recently heard a presentation on "Outfitting With Double Bulkheads" given by Warren Peterson, international marketing director of E.F. Hauserman Co., of Cleveland, Ohio.
A new Rule book, "Rules for Building and Classing Steel Floating Dry Docks," has been published by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The Rules apply to floating dry docks over 61 meters (200 feet) in length, but can be applied, subject to special considerations, to smaller structures.
The Ship Structure Committee has recently published two new reports dealing with structural details and tolerances common to the commercial and naval shipbuilding industry. These reports should be valuable guides to both structural designers and shipyard personnel.
To advance the science of shipboard habitability design and improve the quality of life at sea, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will host an International Shipboard Habitability Design Conference on April 7, 8, and 9, 1981.
John M. Murphy recently joined Pepper Industries, Inc., of San Diego, Calif., as vice president of marketing. A veteran of 30 years at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, also of San Diego, Mr. Murphy will utilize his marketing experience