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,
Halifax Shipyard's new 36,000- ton-lifting-capacity floating drydock Novadock is now being used with increasing frequency. By mid- November this year, the yard will have been in continuous use for eight successive months. The dock, which can accommodate up to Panamax size vessels,
Name White Rose Builder Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Owner Husky Oil Operation Type FPSO For many years now, contracts for ships and floating units to operate in an offshore environment have been much-prized value-added goals at Samsung.
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.
With an eye to changed legislative requirements governing ships trading to the United States, shipbuilder Burmeister & Wain Skibsvaerft of Copenhagen has developed a new design of combination carrier, the BCT85, that complies with the new American
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., recently appointed Peter J. Gwyn to the position of president and chief operating officer. Mr. Gwyn brings over 30 years of marine industry experience to his new position and is joining Bird- Johnson from the Massachusetts Shipbuilders Corporation,
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Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., recently purchased a 545-foot-long steel floating drydock formerly operated at Todd Shipyards Corporation's Galveston, Texas, facility. The drydock, which recently arrived in Mobile, has been named
The Evergreen Group has placed orders with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. in Japan for 10 post- Panamax vessels, each with a capacity of 6.724-TEU. The first vessel is due for delivery in September 2005 and subsequent vessels will be delivered at the rate of approximately four per year.
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,