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
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.
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
Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has acquired Mangone Shipbuilding Company of Houston from Stewart and Stevenson Services, Inc., representatives of the companies announced. Jerry Hoffpauir, president of Swiftships, and Ray Loden, vice president of
By the end of 1991 the world shipbuilding order book had reached the highest level since June 1977, according to the latest quarterly statistics published by Lloyd's Register. In the final quarter of 1991, tonnage under construction and on order increased to 43.
A contract to build three double-ended RoRo Ferries for the Canadian Shipping Company British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. has been won by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. The total value of the contracts is approximately $325 million Canadian.
Vincent R. Almerico Jr. has been named vice president, operations, of the Trinity Marine Group. He is now responsible for the overall operations and management of the Halter Marine, Inc. shipyard in Moss Point, Miss., and Moss Point Marine, Inc.
The Cunard Shipping Group recently announced that an agreement has been reached to purchase Norwegian American Cruises, a subsidiary of Lief Hoegh of Norway, for $73 million. The agreement includes two luxurious cruise ships, the Sagaf j o rd and Vistafjord.
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 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,