World shipbuilding orders in 1987 rose to an estimated 13.5-million gross metric tons from 12.7-million tons in 1986, according to Lloyd's Register of Shipping Annual Report. This was an optimistic sign, reversing a three-year decline in the shipbuilding industry.
This feature is a roundup of some of the most notable oceangoing ships of 1987. The editorial staff of MR/EN has selected these vessels for their outstanding design features, excellent fuel efficiency, noteworthy performance and versatile service characteristics.
Terence J. Farrell has been named d i r e c t o r of marketing- Canada for Newport News Shipbuilding with h e a d q u a r t e r s in Ottawa. Mr. Farrell has an extensive background in the Canadian shipbuilding industry. Until recently, he was vice president,
A roundup of some of the most notable vessels delivered by shipyards during 1986—selected for their outstanding design features, fuel efficiency, performance, and service characteristics. ACT 10 Jansen Werft Jansen Werft GmbH of Leer, West Germany,
If foreign shipbuilding subsidies are eliminated or substantially reduced, U.S. shipyards have the potential to compete successfully with Northern European yards for construction of U.S.-owned commercial tonnage by the mid-1990s. This was the
The New Delhi Government has given the go-ahead to the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) to build nine new ships—six 45,000-dwt product tankers and three cellular container vessels—in South Korea at a total cost of $396 million. Originally, SCI wanted to build six of each type,
Exxon U.S.A.'s Marine Department recently announced plans for a $100-million program to modify five of its tankers. Newport New Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., will do the work, which is expected to be completed by mid-1981. The five tankers — the Exxon Baltimore,
As part of a strategy to take responsibility for shipping half the crude and product exports from Venezuela, the shipping arm of Venezeulan oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) is planning to build up to 22 new vessels spanning diverse ship types over the next five years.
Before the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) rose to power in the 1970s, U.S. oil companies had a major role in both the ownership and operation of oil production facilities in the Mideast. Since then, that role has diminished
The program has been announced for the Gastech 78 LNG and LPG meeting which will be held in the new Monte-Carlo Convention Centre from November 7- 10 this year. It will be the sixth in the series. Leading the program will be a paper of great