The largest capacity roll-on/ roll-off vessels in the world, with the ability to carry single units of cargo weighing up to 1,000 metric tons, will be introduced into the North America-Middle East trade by Seaspeed Services by the end of this month.
Nils Hellen, managing director of the Association of Finnish Metal, Engineering and Shipbuilding Industries, recently visited the United States by invitation of the Finnish American Chamber of 'Commerce. Mr. Hellen, in his address as guest speaker to
Mid-Coast Marine, Inc. (formerly Nelson Log Bronc) of Coos Bay, Ore., recently delivered its first 65-foot, twin-screw tugboat, the Andy Head (shown right), to Alaska Timber Corporation. The new vessel will perform towing and ship-handling jobs for the ATC plant in Klawock, Alaska.
A keel-laying ceremony recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., marked the start of construction of the Chesapeake Trader—the first in a series of 44,000-dwt petroleum product carriers being: built for American Trading Transportation Company, Inc.
—Literature Available Macmeter®, a cost-effective metering device distributed by North American Marine Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., features a rugged and reliable paddlewheel flow sensor used to verify deliveries, shippers documentation, billing and inventory control.
The Maritime Administration has approved an application by the U.S. Veterans of World War II of San Pedro, Calif., and the National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc., of San Francisco, Calif, for permission to sell the cargo vessel Newcastle Victory for scrapping.
The Maritime Administration has approved in principle an application from American Commercial Lines, Inc., Houston, Texas, for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing or refinancing two towboats and 86 hopper barges. The vessels were built by Jeffboat, Inc.
The Council of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has agreed to develop classification requirements that would augment the surveillance by the societies of items which recent investigations h^ve revealed to be potential sources of hazard or pollution.
The Cunard Shipping Group recently announced that an agreement has been reached to purchase Norwegian American Cruises, a subsidiary of Lief Hoegh of Norway, for $73 million. The agreement includes two luxurious cruise ships, the Sagaf j o rd and Vistafjord.
Johnson & Towers, Inc., diesel engine specialist headquartered in Mount Laurel, N.J., has been appointed a distributor for the Alco Power Boss line of large diesels ranging from 675 to 4,500 bhp, according to Peter M. Johnson, J & T executive vice president.