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.
Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd. has signed its largest order to date: a $30-million contract f o r a ship conversion. The conversion, from a heavy ore bulk carrier to an offshore oil drilling ship, follows a similar conversion by HUD in 1975, and
The 48,000-gross-ton motor car carrier Overseas Joyce was recently completed at Hitachi Zosen's Ariake Works and subsequently delivered to the owner, OSG Car Carriers, Inc. The vessel, which can carry a total of 5,300 cars, is designed to transport microbuses,
One of the Maritime Administration's (MarAd) missions is to provide shipping capability during a declared national emergency. As one part of this mission MarAd has identified the need to have "on-the-shelf" plans and specifications f o r designs which will satisfy shipping requirements.
Sea Containers, Inc. announced recently that its wholly owned subsidiary, Seaco Energy Corporation, and Coastal Carriers Corporation have formed a partnership to build and operate American- flag floating terminals. These terminals, located in New Orleans at the mouth of the Mississippi,
Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, Newport News, Va., launched and christened the U.S. Navy's newest Nimitz Class aircraft carrier, the Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), at recent ceremonies at the yard. JoAnn Webb, wife of the Secretary of the Navy, James H.
Contracts worth the equivalent of $84.2 million for the building of two 170,000-dwt bulk carriers were signed recently in Rio de Janeiro by the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social national development bank and the stateowned Docenave bulk carrier fleet.
As a bastion of ship production in the under 10,000-dwt-vessel range, the industry in the northern Netherlands continues to demonstrate true global competitiveness in its chosen fields of endeavor. While much of European shipbuilding bewails the intensified onslaught from the Orient,
Independent Spanish shipbuilder Hijos de J Barreras has again showed its mettle by delivering two specialized vessels within the space of just a few days, and by landing a three-ship contract to take its orderbook into mid 2003. Three years after
Eastern seaboard operator Gypsum Transportation provided a beacon for the industry when it nominated a camshaftless, electronically controlled Sulzer diesel engine for its 50,000-dwt-bulker newbuild project. Now, the interests behind a Mediterranean