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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE JUNE 2004 ANNUAL YEARBOOK & MARITIME REVIEW ISSUEJUNE 2004 issue cover

U.S. Shipbuilding
How big a Navy?
The Navy is U.S. shipbuilding's biggest customer, but there is no agreed official size goal for the future Navy

Shipping
Appetite for LNG will spur fleet expansion
$5 billion of additional newbuilding investment is required by 2010

Cruise shipping
How long before next newbuilding boom?
Study says present lull won't last for ever as passenger demand continues to rise

Security
Jitters as deadline nears
As the July 1 ISPS deadline neared, there were predictable pleas for more time .

World Shipbuilding
Here comes China
As newbuilding prices rise, China continues to increase its share of world orders for commercial ships

Offshore Services
Gulf OSVs await the upturn
U.S. Gulf deepwater activity is at an all time high, but not OSV dayrates

Ferries
Safety issues loom
Ferry demand is surging, but incidents such as the Staten Island ferry disaster are demanding industry attention

Tugs & Barges
"Healthy" demand ahead for ocean tank barges
The phase out of single hull vessels combined with an uptick in demand for petroleum product transport means there's a need for more large ocean tank barges

Repowering
New life for older boats
Owners are realizing substantial fuel and lube savings through tug repowers

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MAY 2004 ISSUEMay 2004 issue cover

Propulsion
Why diesels are riding the (common) rail
The new generation of diesels is moving to electronic rather than mechanical means of controlling injection

Ferries
Big cats on fast track
The Spirit of Ontario 1 is the first high-speed car ferry for the Great Lakes... and it won’t be the last.

Meantime, in Europe, Mediterranean shipyards are getting the lion’s share of new ferry orders.


Software
Digital ship care
Software developers are leveraging the power of the internet for a slew of ship management and maintenance tasks p. 32

Navigation & Communications
Fitting the “panic button

New security regulations requiring the fitting of Shipboard Security Alert Systems (SSAS) allow vessel owners to select from a broad range olf solutions p. 35

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE APRIL 2004 ISSUEApril issue cover

Offshore:
OSV’s: Big results from small packages
The new generation of offshore service vessels delivers more deadweight on a shorter length.


High-Speed Vessels
Fast ferries not just for foot passengers
In the U.S., a quartet of fast catamarans is targeting trucks and autos, as well as foot passengers.

Tugs & Barges
Doubling up in the tug and barge sector
Whether it is by newbuilding or conversion, owners plan to meet OPA 90 mandateddouble-hull deadlines


Technology
New standard for separator performance
Competitive pressures have drawn separator manufacturers into a “capacity war.” A new standard for CFR (Certified Flow Rate) changes the emphasis from how much fuel systems can handle to how well they do their job

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MARCH 2004 ISSUE

Cutting the costs of human error
Maritime accidents continue to happen and continue to be costly. The main cause is usually human error. And there are ways such errors can be made less likely...

Barges to boxships on Atlantic yards’ orderbook
Over the past decade, shipbuilding has been reinventing itself on the U.S. Atlantic Coast, and the region now includes some of the world’s most up to date yards.

In search of a National Defense Tanker
Your Uncle Sam wants to pay $50 million of the cost of building your next tanker, then give you $3million a year towards running it. Too good to be true? Maybe
not!

Smooth sailing with green antifoulings
Tin-free antifoulings technology is gaining credibility as the ban on TBT gets ever closer

Virtually rebuilding the Navy and Coast Guard
The CAD product model is proving an essential tool for transformation

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FEBRUARY 2004 ISSUE

Cruising: It’s still
better to be bigger
Carnival has just ordered another newbuild, but at the other end of the scale we’ve seen another cluster of ship seizures and ruined vacations

Moran gets its most advanced tug ever
Kaye E. Moran has the firefighting capabilitiess and muscle for LNG escort work .

An enhanced reality
on the bridge
New navigational tools can paint a highway on the sea.

Drive-to cruise ships go to drive-to repairers
Spreading cruise ships around U.S. coasts has helped spread ship repair business, too.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE JANUARY 2004 ISSUE

Can SLICE cut it on the international market?
Lockheed Martin is hoping that a recent agreement with FBM Babcock will be the key to opening the door to the international market for its advanced ship technology....

Ferry & Passenger Vessel Directory
Our exclusive directory for the North American passenger vessel market.

Fine tuning diesels
GE Marine & Stationary Power has rolled out enhanced emission and engine technology for its medium-speed diesel engines. Plus: MTU provides power for new high-speed trimaran for Fred. Olsen

Shoring up security
For the holidays, U.S. ports had to quickly digest a hearty helping of Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars, if they wanted to develop and file their maritime security plans by the deadline.

Littoral Combat Ship
The U.S. Navy has narrowed down the field of competing teams and will soon be picking the design for its transformational ship.

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