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.
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.
Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. in Ulsan, South Korea, has recently delivered the 23,500- dwt bulk carrier Kowulka (shown above) to her Australian owner, Gypsum Resources Australia Pty. Ltd. This vessel has special significance, as she
A recent keel-laying ceremony at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, initiated construction of the second of three 37,500-dwt product carriers being built for Union Oil Company of California. E.P. Barnett, vice president,
The ore carrier, Kamora, was recently launched at the Benoi Road facility of Singmarine Dockyard & Engineering Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Singmarine Industries Limited. The contract, worth about $5.4 million, was awarded by Freeport Indonesia, Inc.
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
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.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) recently signed a contract with Kosan Tankers A/S of Denmark to build a semi-pressurized and fully refrigerated 4,300-cubic-meter LPG carrier. The vessel will be about 322- 1/2 feet long, 53 feet wide and will have a depth of 33.
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,
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,