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OSI Wins U.S. Contract
Offshore Systems International (OSI) sold 10 ECPINS (Electronic
Chart based Precise Integrated
Navigation System) to the Ameri- can Steamship Co., based in Buf- falo, N.Y., a subsidiary of GATX
Corp. The systems will be installed on self-unloader bulk carriers which travel on the Great Lakes. Instal- lation is scheduled for this month.
Welcome to Simrad Anritsu's version of the information superhighway for marine vessels.
To keep up with growing communication needs, Simrad Anritsu introduces the first
Inmarsat-B maritime terminal type accepted and deliverable in the United States.
Providing high quality digital communica- tions and call savings, the Inmarsat-B is a step ahead of current analog systems.
The sale is the largest U.S.-based commercial sale in the company's history. American Steamships' fleet-wide purchase of ECPINS re- portedly makes the company the largest U.S.-based user of Electronic
Chart Display and Information Sys- tems (ECDIS). The bulk carriers vary in size from 639 ft. to 1,000 ft. (194.75 m to 304 m).
The company also reported a financial plan which will help it improve sales and marketing ca-
Simrad Anritsu's unit, compact and lightweight, allows an array of options for telephones, fax, credit card calls, transfers and confidential telegrams. It provides pacity. OSI has reached an agree- ment with Sprott Securities Ltd. to act as agent to arrange a major private placement in the amount of $2.55 million to $3.4 million. The placement is on a best efforts basis and is in the form of Special War- rants. A minimum of 1.5 million
Special Warrants to a maximum of two million Special Warrants priced at $1.70 per warrant are being sold.
For more information on OSI
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Evergreen And Uniglory To
Upgrade Container Fleets
Taiwan's Evergreen Group is to build 11,850 new freight containers in order to upgrade the fleets now operated by sister companies Ever- green Marine Corp. (EMC) and
Uniglory Marine Corp.
The total value of the contracts is approximately $50 million. EMC placed an order with Evergreen
Heavy Industrial Corp. (EHIC) in
Chung Li, Taiwan, for 2,050 new general purpose containers plus 200 refrigerated containers. The gen- eral purpose containers comprise 400 20-ft., 1,400 40-ft. and 250 40-ft. hi- cube units, for a total of3,700 TEUs.
The 200 reefer units are also 40-ft. high-cube containers.
EMC also placed orders with
EHIC's Malaysian subsidiary, Ev- ergreen Heavy Industrial Corp.
Evergreen Signs Panama
Container Terminal Contract
Dr. Chang Yung-fa, chairman of the Evergreen Group, and
Ernesto T. Balladeras, president of Panama, signed a contract whereby Evergreen will invest $85 million in the first phase of a new container terminal at Colon at the eastern end of the Panama Canal.
The new facility, the Colon Con- tainer Terminal, is located at Coco
Solo, adjacent to the city of Colon, to the north of Panama City. Con- struction of the first phase will start in March 1996 and is sched- uled to be completed in December 1997. The facility will be managed by Evergreen on a common-user ba- sis. Once the first phase of the terminal is fully operational, the com- pany predicts an annual throughput of 300,000 to 400,000 containers.
Initially, the two berths will be served by three Panamax gantry cranes.
The new terminal will become the hub point for Evergreen's regional
Caribbean feeder service. It cur- rently uses two 510-TEU vessels.
Karl Senner Enters
Agreement With Centrico
Karl Senner of New Orleans en- tered an agreement with Centrico to sell and service Westfalia separators for marine service in the U.S. Gulf
Effective immediately, Karl
Senner will offer new unit sales and 24-hour parts and service availabil- ity. The company will offer both basic units and complete centrifuge packages mounted on custom-built skids, including all accessories as needed to meet specifications.
Karl Senner also sells and ser- vices Reintjes marine gearboxes,
Berg controllable-pitch propellers and thrusters, Rexroth marine controls and ABB turbochargers.
For more information on Karl Senner
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The New Standard In SatCom.
West Coast: 206-778-8821 Fax: 206-771-7211
East Coast: 516-273-3737 Fax: 516-273-3270 1994 Simrad, Inc. All rights reserved.
Circle 289 on Reader Service Card quality communication and privacy between vessels, and ships and shore.
Enclosed antenna consists of a 3-axis control unit with electronic motion sensors.
As the information superhighway becomes a reality, Simrad will take you there first.
Contact your dealer or call us today.
SIMRAD /inritsu 10 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News