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Derecktor Expansion in Bridgeport Extends Capabilities

The expansion of fast ferry building facilities has taken another gigantic step on the U.S. East Coast. In concert with a beehive of new capacity construction down south, Derecktor Shipyards recently announced that it has completed construction on a 45,000 sq.

 

Leading Societies Launch Sweeping Safety Initiatives

American Bureau of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas and Lloyd's Register have developed a series of initiatives to further improve the safety of international shipping. The three leading classification societies have agreed on 10 actions that will strengthen

Chemical Tanker Demand Subject Of MarAd Study

The Maritime Administration has awarded a $226,000 contract to International Maritime Associates, Inc. (IMA), a Washington, D.C. management consulting and planning firm, to study future demand for product and chemical tankers. Participating with IMA in the project are Chem Systems,

Alabama Docks Buys Land For Expansion

The Alabama State Docks, Mobile, Ala., has purchased 143 acres of prime waterfront property for additional port expansion, according to an announcement by Robert M. Hope, director. Mr. Hope said the property was acquired at a cost of $11 million from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad.

Continental Maritime Gets $18-Million Navy Contract For Crane Ship Conversion

Acting on behalf of the United States Navy, the Maritime Administration recently awarded a $17,952,454 contract to Continental Maritime of San Francisco, Inc., San Francisco, to convert a government- owned containership into a naval auxiliary crane ship.

 
 
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