It is incredible to consider that from the icy environs of Turku, Finland, emerge great ships of steel that are designed to spend their lives transporting passengers to and from mostly tropical paradises. Such was the feeling upon boarding the nearly 140,
The 68,082-dwt bulk carrier Century Progress was delivered recently by the Tamano Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company, Ltd. to Kohoi Shipping Company of Hong Kong. Built to Lloyd's Register of Shipping classification, the new bulker has an overall length of 730.
Evergreen Marine Corp. of New York has announced the delivery of a new bulk carrier, the launching of another bulk carrier and a containership, and plans to begin a service from the West Coast to the Far East later this year. The announcements were made by Y.
Newport News Shipbuilding of Newport News, Va., made history recently when it successfully lifted an 890-metric-ton assembly onto the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 70), under construction at the shipyard. The assembly, weighing as much as 630 standard size American automobiles,
Burmeister & Wain Shipyard, Copenhagen, formerly a division of the B&W Group, has now become a limited company in its own right, having a share capital of 80-million Danish kroner and a net capital of 112-miIlion Danish kroner. To supplement this,
The American Ship Building Company has received a group of contracts totaling approximately $20 million for the conversion of a Great Lakes bulk carrier and construction of several types of barges. First of the contracts is with Cleveland-Cliffs
The 17,780-dwt products carrier Pertamina 1023 (shown above), constructed at the Maizuru Works of Hitachi Zosen, was delivered recently to Scorpa Pranedya Shipping, Inc., Panama. She is the fifth products carrier of the same type to be delivered
E n e r g y Audit Corporation, Montclair, N.J., an infrared scanning inspection company, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to perform infrared electrical and mechanical equipment inspections on all of the aircraft carriers in the United States fleet.
Early last year, "experts" were warning of a prolonged slump in the box trades, fueled by reckless over-ordering by irresponsible carriers and shipbuilders offering special deals on price. Howe Robinson's Container Index had sunk to a low point
Name Tempera Type Double Acting Tanker (DAT) Owner Fortum Built Sumitomo Heavy Ind. Kvaerner Masa-Yards is well renowned for its ship and ship's equipment ice breaking technology. Upon visiting Finland on a recent excursion and enjoying winter in November, it's easy to see why.