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
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
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,
John (Jack) J. McCarthy has been named to the newly created position of director of sales at Waukesha Engine Division, Dresser Industries Inc. In this position, he is responsible for all the division's product sales, including construction and industrial OEM,
Construction started recently at FMC Corporation's Marine and Rail Equipment Division, Portland, Ore., on a 400-foot-long deck cargo barge for Zidell Explorations, Inc. Delivery of the barge is scheduled for December. The largest new barge ever built for Zidell,
A computer-based simulator for training engine room officers of supertankers will go into operation early in 1978 under a development contract signed between the Organization for Industrial Research TNO, a Dutch corporation, and Esso Tankvaart Maatschappij B.
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
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.