Highlights from January-June 2005 issues

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June cover shows NASSCO built Alaska tanker

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE JUNE 2005 MARINE LOG YEARBOOK ISSUE

So, who owns the world fleet anyhow?
Greece is still the leading shipowning nation, but what other countries round out the top ten?

Cruise Shipping: Steady as she grows
The number of cruise passengers will double by 2020, according to a recently released report

World Shipbuilding: What now?
Shipbuilding hit record highs the last two years. Is the bubble about to burst?

U.S. Shipbuilding: DD(X)--Too rich for Congress?
Congress wants a next generation destroyer that the U.S. tax payer can afford

Offshore: Pick up in the jack up sector
Slots are tightening up at the specialty yards that build jack-up rigs

Ferries:Fleet-footed giants
Fast vehicle ferries continue to evolve, offering increased payload

Security:The electronic paper shuffle
New Bureau of Customs and Border Protection regulations take effect this month, so you'd better have your paperwork in order

Tugs & Barges:Seeing double
Barge operators have done an impressive job adding new double hull tonnageŅand there's more to come p. 62

U.S. Shipping: Less taxing situation
The U.S. Treasury Department's Arnie Havens talks about the tax benefits for U.S. shipowners in the American Jobs Creation Act

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Star studded signing ceremony

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MAY 2005 MARINE LOG

COVER STORY
Big things at stake in Philly
Kvaerner Philadelphia has signed a deal that envisages the construction of up to a dozen Jones Act products tankers for OSG

SCANDINAVIA
Hothouse for maritime innovation
From ax-bowed anchor handlers to the world's largest cruise vessels, the Nordic region remains on the cutting edge of maritime development

PROPULSION
Fuel cells promise a green future
Already making a mark in air-independent submarines, fuel cells are poised for wider application in other vessel types

HISTORY
Ironclad reborn
Artifacts from the USS Monitor are to have a new home at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Va.

TRAINING
Bringing simulator training on board
PC Rembrandt brings sophisticated simulation capabilities to the PC

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April cover shows UT776 from Rolls Royce

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE APRIL 2005 MARINE LOG

OFFSHORE
Looking for oil with the drill bit
Rising energy deman and shrinking reserves spell an offshore uptick

TUGS AND BARGES
Short sea shipping routes start opening
Bruce Fenimore of Columbia Coastal discusses an innovative container-on-barge project

MARITIME SECURITY
Keeping cargo secure...and rolling
Jeff Keever of the Virginia Port Authority gave a House panel some insights into what's needed to keep ports secure without paralyzing commerce

SHIPBUILDING
Wringing out rework
Innovations in ship design and production solutions include an Accuracy Control Marks feature in ARL's ShipConstructor

RIDE CONTROL
Smooth operator
T-foils being incorporated on the fast ferry Lake Express should make next season's ride acrosss Lake Michigan an even smoother sensation

SAFETY
Staten Island ferry tragedy: What went wrong?
The National transportation Safety Board issues its report, and there's plenty of blame to go around.

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March cover shows Navy's X Craft

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MARCH 2005 MARINE LOG

Navy Shipbuilding
Incredible Shrinking Navy
Does the FY 06 Navy shipbuilding budget represent shrinkage, transformation or a little of both?

U.S. Navy
The X-Craft Factor
A new experimental high-speed vessel will serve as a platform for testing technologies that could be used in the LCS p. 21

Ship Management
ISPS Code: Is the world any safer today?
Anglo-Eastern Shipmanagement's Captain Anuj Chopra takes a critical look at ISPS, including the issue of shore leave

WEB BONUS FEATURE
Restrictions on Shore Leave: Any movement on this issue?
Text of presentation given at Marine Log's Maritime and Port Security Conference by Douglas B. Stevenson, Director, Center for Seafarers' Rights, Seamen's Church Institute of NY & NJ

Security
How to make security work: Public-Private partnerships
C. Stewart Verdery, Jr., Assist. Secretary for Border and Transportation Security Policy and Planning, Department of Homeland Security, talks about some of the government-industry initiatives that are underway to imrpove Homeland Security. p. 28

Communications
Wireless on the water
Wireless access to the Internet is ending up in all kinds of places, including ferries

Coatings
TBT link to whale beachings?
TBT has been linked to things like sex changes in dog whelks and sea snails. Now research at Yale indicates there could be a link between the biocide and whale beachings

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FEBRUARY 2005 MARINE LOG

CRUISING: NEW SHIPS, NEW THINKING
Cruising has its happy face on again and the world orderbook for February 2005oceangoing cruise ships now tops $11 billion

LNG:THE BOOM GOES ON
With LNG consumption surging worldwide, the newbuilding order book is now over 105 vessels and new designs are starting to emerge

MODELING AND SIMULATION
Two keys to streamlining the shipyard production process

NEW BREED OF SHIP ASSIST TUG
Bay- Houston orders first Z-tech tug to be built in U.S.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE JANUARY 2005
MARINE LOG

Maritime Security:The threat is real

Staying in compliance with an ever growing web of security regulations can prove burdensome. But the terrorist threat to world shipping is very real

Emissions: Dr. Lustgarten’s Rx for emissions
Q&A with Dr. George A. Lustgarten, Director Power Systems Engineering, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems

Propulsion: Diesel power for LNG ships
LNG carriers were the last remaining redoubt of the steam turbine in commercial vessel propulsion. Now the Diesel (or should that be Otto?) is making inroads even here

Ferries: Retiring old workhorses
The Steamship Authority has contracted VT Halter Marine to build a replacement for its 54-year-old Islander

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