Spurred by a number of key factors— the replacement of older vessels in the world fleet, the cruise ship boom, impending double-hull and double-bottom legislation, and prospects of increased trade after 1992—the world shipbuilding orderbook reached a five-year high at the end of 1989.
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,
Ashland's New Towboats Being Built By Quality Shipyards To Be Powered By Caterpillar Engines From Whayne
Each of the three new twin-screw towboats being built by Quality Shipyards in Houma, La., for the Ashland Petroleum Company will be powered by two Caterpillar 3606 engines delivering a total of 4,200 hp per vessel. "This is the first installation
For the U.S. shipbuilding and ship repairing industry, 1982 was a year of disappointments mixed with blessings. Blessings in the sense that the proposed five-year Navy shipbuilding and conversion plan will provide a measure of stability for the industry.
The American Ship Building Company Announced recently that the U.S. Navy has awarded the company a contract for the construction of up to six Ocean Surveillance Ships. The eventual contract value for construction of these vessels, which are designated T-AGOS 23- Class ships,
SeaArk Marine, Inc., (formerly MonArk Boat Company) Little Rock, Ark., has delivered the first five high-speed patrol boats of a 10-vessel contract to El Salvador under a $3.7-million contract, according to company vice president John Smith. SeaArk
Ferruzzi group company Fermar, one of Italy's leading privately owned shipping operators, has placed a contract with the statecontrolled shipbuilding organization Fincantieri for a 30,000-dwt products carrier. The newbuilding is reported to have commanded a price in the region of $53.
The Port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, which is presently undergoing considerable expansion, recently inaugurated a new 1,200- ton Crandall r a i l w a y d r y d o c k, with a side transfer system to enable as many as four vessels to be docked simultaneously.
No matter which set of shipbuilding tables or statistics one studies, there is no escaping the fact that Japan continues to be the world's leading shipbuilding nation, supplying over 50 percent of the world's tonnage. This has been achieved, moreover,
Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., was recently awarded a contract by E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc., to design and construct a new 3,900- hp versatile tug which will be capable of river and harbor work, as well as full ocean service. The tug