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Port Of Portland's Drydock —Largest On West Coast— Arrives At Swan Island Yard

The arrival of the Port of Portland's 982-foot-long floating Dry- Dock 4 completes five years of research, planning and construction, and was made possible by the confidence and financial support of Portland Metropolitan Area voters. The Japanese

 

SNAME Philadelphia Discusses Conceptual Design Of A Nuclear-Powered Icebreaking Transport System

The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' last technical meeting of the 1977-78 program was held on May 19, at the Engineers Club in Philadelphia, Pa. Sixty-five members and guests attended the meeting, which was preceded by a dinner and cocktails.

Tokyo Marine Services Starts Trans-Pacific Drydock Tow

Launching ceremonies for the Port of Portland's giant 982-foot Dry Dock 4 were held on August 8 in Kure, Japan, at Ishikawajima- Harima Heavy Industries' (IHI) shipbuilding center. A delegation of Oregon public and labor officials, port commissioners

BOOM TIMES FOR KOREAN SHIPBUILDING

The world's second largest shipbuilding nation, Korea, is in the midst of a shipbuilding boom. All the leading indicators— order receipts, actual ship construction, backlogs and ship prices—are all on the rise. According to the Korea Shipbuilders' Association (KSA),

Tankers To Install AIRFILCO Engineering Inert Gas Systems

AIRFILCO Engineering of New Orleans, La., has been awarded the contract to furnish two AIRFILCO Inert Gas Systems for the EXXON, U.S.A. tankers under construction at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. This is the second such contract for AIRFILCO Engineering, Inc.

American Bureau Classes 55 Vessels In September

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 55 vessels worldwide in September, totaling 1,129,407 deadweight tons or 611,884 gross tons. The vessels classed during the month included two very large crude carriers (VLCCs), one selfelevating drilling

Iran Orders Floating Dock —First Such Contract For Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., recently received an order to build a large floating dock for the Persian Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation, a governmental organization of Iran. Kawasaki has in the past built two floating docks for its own use, but

 
 
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