New Home for the Maid: Rockfalls, Talus, and the Race for a Dry Dock
The Maid of the Mist Corporation (MOTMC) has operated the iconic Maid of the Mist boats beneath Niagara Falls since the early 1900s. Traditionally, the company has provided trips from...

Fundamentally Sound
Through careful coordination of remediation work that will include the dredging of contaminated sediment and the control of storm water, a busy Seattle shipyard is charting a course for...

Terminal Island Turnaround
The Pier T marine terminal at the Port of Long Beach is a new 375-acre (152 ha) container terminal being developed at the former Long Beach Naval Station and Naval Shipyard. The $525-million...

Design Issues for Temporary Containment Structures in the Ship Building and Repair Industries

Repair of Concrete Dry Docks

Recasting a Foundry (Available only in Structures Special Issue)
Even as the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard sails toward closure under the 1991 Base Realignment and Closure Law, work at the base foundry has accelerated since the 1980s. The foundry uses...

Intelligent Marine Transportation System: SMARTT

Ship Fabrication Innovations (Naval & Commercial)

Coastal Non-Point Source Pollution Abatement: The Shipbuilding and Repair Industry
In cooperation with several shipbuilding and repair businesses and several state environmental regulatory agencies, site visits, waste-minimization assessments, and storm water sampling...

Port of Portland's Berth 601 Floating Dock
The Port of Portland's facilities, being located on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, are subjected to extreme water level fluctuations. Over the years, the Port has used floating docks...

Defining and Analyzing the Maritime Support Service Industries
Maritime support service firms are critical to the operation of a port but have been little studied. A formal definition has never been developed. A working definition could include firms...

U.S. Coast Guard Experience with Commercial FRP Vessels with Respect to Structural Reliability
The U.S. Coast Guard currently inspects over 1000 fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) vessels used in commercial passenger service. The designs include monohulls, catamarans, hydrofoils and...

One Power Plant, Two Job Sites
In response to the lingering questions about energy, officials from Vidalia, La initiated a plan in 1977 to build a hydroelectric plant at a site 90 mi northwest of Baton Rouge, where...

Repairs to Outer Caisson Seat—Drydock No. 8, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia

The Modern Marine Railway in a Competitive World

CAD and Video Teleconferencing Network Development
The Institute for Telecommunication Sciences is developing a prototype network to demonstrate the integration of a variety of services and methods for fulfilling Navy shipbuilding requirements....

Fast Track, Instant Track
There is a newly constructed railroad bridge over the Wilamette River in Portland, Oregon. The 499 ft. clear maritime channel allows the world's largest ships to navigate...

Changing Waterfront Uses on the River Clyde, Scotland: A Preliminary Survey
The River Clyde in Scotland was renowned for its shipbuilding and shipping facilities. However, dislocations combined with government policy have forced since the early 1960's...

Future Containerships from a Ship Owner's Viewpoint
This paper is a presentation of the author's projection of size and design constraints of future containerships. There is a discussion of containers and on-deck container...

Conversion of Keppel Wharves Conventional Berths 42 & 43 to Container Berths C13 and C14, Singapore
With further growth of container traffic expected in the 80's the need for additional facilities was apparent. Following an evaluation of available alternative sites, it was...

 

 

 

 

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