The world economy depends on the speedy, reliable transport of dry cargo across the oceans. Most of that cargo is carried either in drybulk carriers or containerships, both of which are highly evolved forms of ocean transport. Two technical papers
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,
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.
The North Marchioness, a 61,177-dwt bulk carrier, was recently completed at Hitachi Zosen's Ariake Works and subsequently delivered to its owner, Polaris Transport Corporation of Greece. The North Marchioness is the eighth Panamax 60BC Mark II-type bulk carrier built by Hitachi Zosen,
Atlantic Container Line's British s h a r e h o l d e r , the Cunard Steam-Ship Company, reached agreement recently with British Shipbuilders to build a new ship at Swan Hunter Shipyard of Newcastle for delivery in the first half of 1984. The
The past five years in the history of Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Seattle, Wash., have been marked by construction of three new submarine tenders for the U.S. Navy and expansion of ship repair capabilities. Concurrent with construction
A growth in the demand for chemical tankers is possible dur- ing the next few years if the large number of export-oriented petrochemical projects now under construction come on stream as expected. A report from Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd.
Gerald W. Bush, Boston's commerce and manpower director, has announced that a newly formed corporation headed by a former General Dynamics executive is seeking to acquire the facilities of the Boston Naval Shipyard and the South Boston Naval Annex
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
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.