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
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,
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
To complete its parts and service reorganization, the Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries has opened a new Central Parts Distribution Center in Indianapolis, Ind. This new facility (shown) replaces the division's former central warehouse at its Beloit, Wise.
A unique cooperation agreement that covers the building and marketing of the highly successful Friendship type multi-purpose cargo vessel has been signed between two of the world's leading shipbuilding yards. The agreement, signed between Harland
Independent Spanish shipbuilder Hijos de J Barreras has again showed its mettle by delivering two specialized vessels within the space of just a few days, and by landing a three-ship contract to take its orderbook into mid 2003. Three years after
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.
IFS Norway AS and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) have agreed to combine their technology by developing an IT solution for the international maritime market. The solution will become the first of its kind on the global market and will be focused on ensuring
Sperry has joined with Marine Management Systems, Inc. (MMS) of Stamford, Conn., to offer the marine industry a total ship management capability. Sperry recently introduced a ruggedized version of its Personal Computer to augment its -line of
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, La., is offering a 20-page full color brochure describing the range of transportation services it provides to the marine and offshore industries. A Houston Natural Gas Corporation subsidiary,