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High Times Again in Singapore?

Singapore, once revered for its seem- ingly insurmountable edge in the ship repair and conversion business, has fall en on harder times in recent years. The forces which have slowed the area's break-neck pace of expansion and dom- inance are not

 

North America-Mideast Trade To Get Largest Ro/Ro Ships In New Seaspeed Service This Month

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.

$30-Million Order Signed By Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd.

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

Fast Navy Supply Ship Capella Dedicated At Pennsylvania Shipbuilding

The first of the U.S. Navy's new class of fast supply ships, the USNS Capella, was dedicated recently at the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company's yard in Chester, Pa. U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (RPA), was the keynote speaker; his wife, Philadelphia Councilwoman Joan Specter,

Gratingless Air Circ System in Reefer Ships

Computer simulations and tests have been carried out by LauritzenCool and York Marine AB to confirm the suitability to distribute air in refrigerated cargo holds without gratings. The investigated grating-less concept was reportedly confirmed as

Liner Norway Fitted With New MaK-Driven Gensets

—Literature Available Two of the latest additions to the growing number of MaK type M35 diesel engines now in service are those recently installed in the SS Norway, the world's largest cruise liner. Owned by Klosters Rederi A/S of Oslo, the Norway operates mainly in the Caribbean area.

1981 RTCM ASSEMBLY

Memphis-April 27-29 The Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services (RTCM) will hold its 1981 Assembly Meeting April 27-29 at the Rivermont Holiday Inn in Memphis, Tenn. The American River Pilots Association is scheduled to participate. The

Resilient Dutch Network

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,

Seaco Energy/Coastal Carriers Joint Venture Plans Floating Terminals

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,

Free Brochure On Newco Marine Valves Offered By Newman's

Newman's Inc. is offering a free brochure on the company's line of Newco marine valves. The publication features text on gate, globe, check and angle valves. Cross-section diagrams, as well as black and white photographs accompany the text. According to the brochure,

 
 
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