Burmeister & Wain Shipyard (B&W), Copenhagen, Denmark, recently delivered the Panamax bulk carrier Solidarnosc (BCT70), first vessel in a series of six vessels for the Polish Steamship Company. A second BCT70-type bulk carrier for the Polish Steamship Company,
Editor's note: This article pertains to commercial shipbuilding. Details of the U.S. Navy shipbuilding program, which includes the construction of 90 vessels and three major conversions over the next five years, are highlighted in Mr. McCaul's article,
The 94th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the concurrent 5th International Maritime Exposition will be held at The New York Hilton Hotel November 19-22,1986. Society membership has now increased to approximately 12,
The 60,010-dwt bulk carrier Rayna (shown above) was delivered recently to Epos Marine Corporation (Greece). She was constructed at the Hiroshima Works (Innoshima) of Hitachi Zosen to American Bureau of Shipping classification. The Rayna is a Panamax type standard bulk carrier,
The biggest application to date of the Aquamaster azimuth propulsion units manufactured by Hollming Ltd. Engineering Works in Rauma, Finland, is in a 5,000-dwt selfunloading cement carrier built by Sahab Shipyard in Malaysia for Perbadanan National Shipping Line of Kuala Lumpur.
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
The latest world shipbuilding statistics published by Lloyd's Register (LR) show an increase of 2.3 million gross tons (gt) (21.3 percent) in new ship completions in 1989 from the previous year and up by almost 1 million gt from 1987. The total o u t p u t in 1989 amounted to 13.
Spain's Astano Shipyard has embraced the first quarter of the new millennium with high demand for its docking and repair services, including the accommodation of the yard's largest vessel since 1994. A steady visitor to Astano is Greece's Good Faith Shipping,
With 22 drydocks in service, Bollinger Morgan City, L.L.C. recently stretched its newly expanded dry dock (see a c c o m p a n y i n g photo) to the limit with the docking of former sulpher vessel (now bulk carrier) Otto Candie COV Zeus measuring 505 ft.
For the next few years, the world bulk fleet is expected to increase moderately at an annual rate of about 1.8 percent, according to the research department of the Oslobased shipbroker and consultant Fearnleys in its review, World Bulk Fleet January 1991.