Astilleros Espanoles Designs Versatile 12,000-DWT Ro/Ro Ship For Multiple Production

Astilleros Espanoles, S.A., 17, Padilla, Madrid 6, Spain, has developed a design of a 12,000-dwt roll-on/roll-off ship, which the firm expects to become a standard ship for multiple production. Astilleros Espanoles engineers have incorporated considerable versatility in the ship.


Avondale Shipyards Holds Keel-Laying Ceremonies For First Of Four Navy Fleet Oilers

Keel-laying ceremonies were held recently for the Henry J. Kaiser (TAO 187), the first of four fleet oilers currently under construction for the U.S. Navy at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans. The keel-laying occurred almost six weeks ahead of schedule

Port Weller Dry Docks Awarded Contract To Build Self-Unloader For Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd.

An order for a maximum Seaway-size selfunloading bulk carrier has been awarded to Port Weller Dry Docks by Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd. of Toronto, Canada. This is the second order for almost identical vessels placed with Port Weller by Upper Lakes Shipping last year.

MarAd Feasibility Study On Oceangoing Dry-Bulk Self-Unloaders In U.S. Trade

Use of oceangoing self-unloading vessels in the U.S. dry-bulk trade is feasible, under certain conditions, according to a report released by the Maritime Administration. The study, "Use of Self-Unloaders in U.S. Dry-Bulk Commerce," was prepared by COR, Inc.

Belle River Sets Tonnage Record On Great Lakes

The largest single cargo ever moved on the Great Lakes was delivered in September to Detroit Edison by the motor vessel Belle River. The record load, 65,760 tons of low-sulfur western coal, was reported by the vessel's owners, American Steamship Company, a subsidiary of GATX Corporation.

Drewry Forecasts Strong LNG Growth

Drewry Shipping Consultants' latest report, "LNG Shipping Market Review 2003/04" provides insights and detailed assessment of the LNG shipping market's discrete, yet substantial, growth since the turn of the century. The report identifies which

Kockums Yard To Build Universal Ferry For Polish Shipping Company

Kockums AB in Malmo, Sweden, and the state-owned Polish shipping company Polska Zeguga Baltycka (PZB) in Kolobrzeg have reached an agreement for the construction of an advanced universal ferry to be delivered in the middle of 1987. The order, worth about 400-million Swedish Kronor ($48.

Swedish Yard To Build $70-Million Tanker

A 123,500-dwt shuttle tanker is to be delivered to Elnar Rasmussen, Norway, by Sweden's Uddevallavarvet shipyard under the terms of a NKr 400-million ($70,000,000) contract. The vessel, intended for the buoy-loading of oil f r o m the Norwegian Statfjord field in the North Sea,

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