Bell Aerospace Textron, Division of Textron Inc., has just been awarded a $102-million contract to construct additional air cushion landing craft for the U.S. Navy. The contract was announced by John J. Kelly, senior vice president and general manager of Bell Aerospace Textron,
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.
Nils Hellen, managing director of the Association of Finnish Metal, Engineering and Shipbuilding Industries, recently visited the United States by invitation of the Finnish American Chamber of 'Commerce. Mr. Hellen, in his address as guest speaker to
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.
The Maritime Administration has approved an application by the U.S. Veterans of World War II of San Pedro, Calif., and the National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc., of San Francisco, Calif, for permission to sell the cargo vessel Newcastle Victory for scrapping.
Pickands Mather & Co., Cleveland, Ohio, has announced it will spend more than $10 million to convert the steamship Charles M. Beeghly to a self-unloader. Pickands Mather, a s u b s i d i a r y of M o o r e M c C o r m a c k Resources, Inc., is operator of The Interlake Steamship Company.
The Maritime Administration has awarded an $18,396,652 contract to Dillingham Ship Repair of Portland, Ore., for the conversion of a National Defense Reserve Fleet containership into the third in a series of U.S. Navy Auxiliary Crane Ships (T-ACS).
Earlier this year, Houston Ship Repair, Inc. of Houston was awarded a $1,175,000 fixed-price contract by the Maritime Administration to reactivate the cargo ship Hattiesburg Victory. The refurbished vessel sailed from Houston recently in service with the U.
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.
The U.S. Maritime Administration will hold a seminar on "Coal- Firing Technology for the Maritime Fleet" on May 19, 1980, at the Seamen's Church Institute in New York City. "The enormous i n c r e a s e s in ships' fuel costs and the increasing dependence