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.
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
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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,