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
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.
The Koje Shipyard of Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. in Korea recently delivered two multi-purpose containerships to Hapag-Lloyd A.G. of Hamburg, the West German shipping company that operates worldwide services. Christened Humboldt Express and Cordillera Express,
The 48,000-gross-ton motor car carrier Overseas Joyce was recently completed at Hitachi Zosen's Ariake Works and subsequently delivered to the owner, OSG Car Carriers, Inc. The vessel, which can carry a total of 5,300 cars, is designed to transport microbuses,
J.W. Bean, p r e s i d e n t , Eagle Dredging Corp., New Orleans, La., a joint venture of C.F. Bean Corp. and Adriaan Volker Dredging Company, Rotterdam, Holland, has announced the signing of a $25-miIlion contract with Avondale Shipyards, Inc.
Bayou Black Shipyard of Gibson, La., recently delivered the 42-foot aluminum crewboat "Sundance Horizon" (shown above) to Sundance Marine of Houston. The vessel has a length of 42 feet, a beam of 13 feet, and a depth midship of 6.5 feet. The
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 launching ceremony for a new ship, Yard No. 1143, was performed recently at the M.A.N. Division GHH Sterkrade dock construction yard, Nordenham/Blexen, by Mrs. Franziska Ewen, the wife of the West German Member of Parliament Carl Ewen (Aurich/Emden).
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
The motor vessel Conti-Karla, fourth of six towboats under construction by Jeffboat, Incorporated for ContiCarriers and Terminals, Inc., was christened recently at the Navy Pier in Chicago. ContiCarriers and Terminals is a subsidiary of Continental Grain Company,