Avondale Lays Keel For Largest U.S.-Built Diesel-Powered Containership

The keel for the first of three diesel-powered containerships under c o n s t r u c t i o n f o r American President Lines (APL) was laid recently at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. (ASI) near New Orleans. These three containerships will be the largest ever built in the United States,


Carroll And Tomlin Named Vice Presidents At National Marine's Shipyard Division

Robert E. Carroll has been promoted to hull group vice president, and Stephen L. Tomlin named engine group vice president for the Shipyard Division of National Marine Service Incorporated. The announcement was made by W.A. Creelman, president. Mr.

A New Concept In Chemical Barge Transportation

In order to provide high quality chemical transshipment service in the U.S. Gulf area, Stolt-Nielsen, Inc., the Connecticut-based parcel tanker group, contracted with Maryland Marine, Inc. for three stainless-steel barges which meet the strictest

Experimental LNG Carrier Will Evaluate Two Tank Systems Under Operating Conditions

An experimental LNG carrier was recently launched at the Taguma Shipyard of Naikai Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd., one of Hitachi Zosen's affiliated companies. This 1,000 cubic meter LNG ship is one of the steps being taken by Hitachi Zosen

Halter Marine Awarded $69M Option For Car Carrier

Friede Goldman Halter Inc. announced that Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines had exercised an option with Halter Marine FGH's vessel construction division, for the construction of a second 579-ft. car carrier. The vessel is designed to transport more than 4,300 vehicles between the U.

Bayou Black Shipyard Delivers Cummins-Powered Push Boat To Hillman Marine

Bayou Black Shipyard recently delivered the push boat, the 'Bengal Phil', to Hillman Marine, Inc. of Morgan City, La. The boat has a length of 60 feet, a beam of 25 feet, and depth midship of 9 feet. The Bengal Phil's fuel capacity is approximately 16,

N a t i o n a l M a r i n e Shipyard Division To O p e n N ew Gulf Coast Facilities

The Shipyard Division, National Marine Service Incorporated, will open a new division location, E.E. Ahlemeyer, president of the division has announced. The new facility will be in the New Orleans, La., area on the Harvey Canal. Located at 540 Destrehan Avenue in Harvey,

New Launching Platform For Navy

The Navy has entered a new era of ship construction in Bath, Maine. The introduction of an innovative construction and launching platform brings some of the most modern warship building methods in the world to Bath Iron Works and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

Product Carrier 'Lucy' Christened At Hyundai's Ulsan Yard For Overseas Shipholding Group

The naming ceremony for the 65,000-dwt product carrier Lucy was held recently at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Ulsan Shipyard for Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) of the U.S. The vessel was christened by sponsor Mrs. J.J. Klement, wife of the manager of marine transport,

Wartsila Wins $122-Million Contract To Build Big Cruise Ship For Kloster

Wartsila has been awarded a $122-million contract for construction of a 1,900 passenger cruise liner for the Norwegian shipowner Kloster Cruise A/S. According to the contract, signed recently in Oslo, the Finnish builder's Turku Shipyard will deliver the 40,

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