Avondale Shipyards recently launched the Eagle I, one of the largest split-hull hopper dredges in the world, for Eagle Dredging Corporation of New Orleans. The unique vessel is being constructed at a cost of more than $30 million, according to J.
All signs point to a lucrative investment opportunity in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers, as market demands for the product and improved production efficiency spreads around the world. There has been an increased effort on behalf of shipbuilders
Two of the world's largest and most advanced chemical tankers were christened recently by Kockums at its yard in Malmo, Sweden. The twin 38,000-dwt vessels, called the Johnson Chemsun and Johnson Chemstar, will be delivered to Rederi AB Nordstjernan, Stockholm, following sea trials.
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
The Italian State shipbuilder Fin- cantieri recently garnered three contracts for a total of seven sophisticated vessels. These high-value ships account for the greater part of a shipbuilding package awarded to the company since Christmas valued at some $600 million.
A growing appreciation of the benefits of podded electric propulsion is widening the concept's market reach, although business for such systems has remained concentrated among just a handful of suppliers. The recent deal for the Dolphin system,
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. (IHI), Japan, has received an order for two 290,300-dwt tankers from the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company S.A.K., a Government- owned enterprise in Kuwait. The formal contract was signed in Kuwait recently by Faisal T.
MAN B&W Diesel designed a tailormade S65ME-C engine for the latest design of Capesize modern bulk carriers. The engine was designed to respond to present and future bulk carrier needs, and it will fit into Suezmax tankers, as well. "We examined
Frank J. Murphy, president of American Trading Transportation Company, Inc. of New York, N.Y., has announced the signing of a contract with National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, for the construction of a series of up to six 50,000-dwt
The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has approved a design change for four 35,000-dwt tankers built for Zapata Tankers, Inc. The tankers, which were constructed by Todd Shipyards Corporation, San Pedro, Calif., are the Zapata Patriot, Zapata Ranger, Zapata Courier, and Zapata Rover.