American President Lines has announced plans to build five large new vessels for delivery in mid-1988. The ships are part of a three-year capital program of approximately $500 million to significantly improve efficiency and expand the company's
Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA won an approximate $57 million contract to build seven 148-ft. (45-rn) double- ended Catamarans (type HC 18) and three 92-ft. (28-m) Catamarans (type MC 25) from Barcas S.A. in 16 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The contract was signed on May 4.
Technology In Engineering — Backbone Of Ship Design, Construction And Repair Washington, D.C. — May 3—4 The American Society of Naval Engineers will present ASNE Day 1984 with the theme "Technology in Engineering—Backbone of Ship Design, Construction, and Repair.
—Report A v a i l a b l e— Over the years, numerous experiments have taken place in ship towage. One concept, however, has remained unchanged, that being the Voith water tractor. This year the 500th Voith water tractor is under construction, which
For the second time in only a f ew months, the authorities of the People's Republic of China have approved a license agreement between a Chinese diesel engine builder and B&W Diesel A / S of Copenhagen. The new agreement grants to China Corporation of
Braathens S.A.F.E., a Scandinavian d o m e s t i c a i r l i n e headquartered in Oslo, Norway, has reached agreement with Boeing Marine Systems of Seattle, Wash , toward the purchase of two Boeing Jetfoil hydrofoils for use in o f f s h o r e oil c r e w and supply transfer.
A joint venture called Arctic Dredging and Construction (ADCON) has recently been formed to engage in large-scale offshore construction projects required for development of oil resources in the Beaufort Sea. The new organization brings together the experience,
The Maritime Administration has received applications from four wholly owned subsidiaries of Tenneco Inc., P.O. Box 2511, Tenneco Building, 1010 Milam Street, Houston, Texas 77001, for Title XI guarantees of obligations. The companies — Shipping Ventures, Inc.
The Situation Improves Greatly For German Shipbuilders As the Federal Republic of Germany's fiscal year drew to a close on September 30 last year, the country's shipbuilding industry was facing some of the most serious problems in its long and distinguished history.
As part of the drift of heavy industrial activity from Europe to the Far East, production of two-stroke diesel propulsion machinery has become the province of the leading national players in newbuild construction. However, close to the northern tip of Jutland,