The Port Commission of the Port of Corpus Christi (Texas) Authority recently approved funds for modernization of its existing bulk materials dock. The existing facility includes a bucket type unloader that is also used for loading vessels calling at the port.
Schottel of America, Inc. has announced the signing of two contracts with A s t i l l e r o s Unidos, S.A. of Mexico City (the government- owned shipbuilding group), for the design of six 22-meter Schottel Tractor Tugs, as well as the supply of
IZAR Investigates Ultra Large Floating Production Systems as Central to Seagas Project While seeking to consolidate its existing LNG carrier workload by bidding for new tonnage to serve the Qatari export traffic and other projects, Spanish shipbuilder
Christening c e r e m o n i e s were held recently at Avondale Shipyards, Inc., for the Oxy Grower, a 57,000-dwt t u g - b a r g e combination vessel built by Avondale Shipyards for a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. The Oxy Grower
Eleven maritime executives from six countries were elected Members of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society held in New York City. This brings to 385 the number of ABS Members.
Valmet's Helsinki Shipyard recently launched its first passenger vessel, the Birka Princess being constructed for Birka Line Ab of Mariehamn, Finland. The ship's sponsor was Mrs. Runa Lundberg, wife of Birka managing director Gunnar Lundberg. After delivery in the spring of 1986,
The Glacier Metal Company Limited of Middlesex, England, was founded by a U.S. citizen over 75 years ago. During the intervening period, the firm has become one of the world's leaders in plain bearing technology, and manufactures bearings and
Private American shipyards have been invited to bid on the first Lwo Maritime Prepositioning Ships, a new class of cargo vessels designed to provide standby logistic support for the rapid deployment of United States Marines around the world. The
Burmeister & Wain Shipyard in Copenhagen recently celebrated the naming of Yard No. 883, a Panamax bulk c a r r i e r of the yard's fuel-saving type. Of approximately 64,000 dwt, the ship was ordered by A / S Klaveness C h a r t e r i n g of Oslo, and was named by Mrs.
The four refrigerated cargo ships ordered from the Belfast shipyard Harland & Wolff by British reefer specialist Blue Star Line are to be fitted with MacGregor-Navire (MGN) cargo access equipment. Confirmation that the Northern Irish yard had,