Westerdeich, a 551.2-ft. (168-m) containership of type CC 1600, was recently delivered by MTW Schiffswerft GmbH, Wismar to owner Reederei Gebr. Peterson GmbH, Rendsburg, Germany. A sistership was launched last April, slated for delivery in September.
Recent orders for Wartsila 50DF dual- fuel engines for two LNG carriers, eight engines in all. are no coincidence. This engine type promises benefits for LNG operators including larger cargo capaci- ty, lower fuel consumption, higher flex- ibility in operation, and lower emis- sions.
In response to the constant demand for improved performance and increased efficiency from vessel operators, a number of marine diesel manufacturers have either upgraded their existing engines, expanded current series or developed entirely new models.
Halter Marine Services, Inc., the largest builder of offshore support vessels in the world, has launched the offshore supply ship Ted Martin, being built for Martin Offshore Boats, Inc. of Golden Meadow, La. The company operates vessels in support of the oil and gas industry offshore,
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced the following program for the 1978-79 season: September 20, 1978—Regular meeting of the San Diego Section. Paper: "Heavy Lift Ship Design and Costs," by Benjamin V.
A computer-based fuel management system, the FMS-3, was introduced recently by Pandel Instruments, Inc. of Grand Prairie, Texas. This system compares the fuel burned versus the speed made for vessels in the 4,000-bhp range and up. It consists
High-powered maneuvering systems and larger logistical features incorporated into today's new generation of cruise ships are causing seaports to take a close look at the infrastructures with which they are serving the industry. Management considerations
An eight-page color brochure detailing the Chevron International Oil Company's new Delo 1000 marine engine oil has been published by the company. The oil, an alkaline detergent/ dispersant cylinder and crankcase oil, is designed to meet the most severe requirements of medium- speed,
Attendees at a recent maritime conference have identified the 10 most effective ways that ship operators can save fuel. Most of the approaches involve modification, conversion or installation of thoroughly tested equipment. But the element having
Two Colt-Pielstick marine engines with associated gearing, supporting equipment and monitoring systems have been ordered from Colt Industries, Fairbanks Morse Engine Division in Beloit, Wis., by United States Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pa.