Fast Sealift Ship USNS Altair Dedicated At Avondale Industries Shipyard Division

Another of the U.S. Navy's TAKR Class of Fast Sealift Ships, the USNS Altair, was dedicated at Avondale recently and was delivered ahead of schedule. The USNS Altair (T-AKR-291) is the second of its class to be dedicated at Avondale. It was converted from


Two Ro/Ro's For Saudi Arabia Dedicated At Kockums, Four-Ship Order Valued At $250 Million

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) recently dedicated the Saudi Abha and the Saudi Diriyah—reportedly the largest ro/ro's in the world —during christening ceremonies held in Malmo, Sweden. The ro/ ro's are the first two of a $250 million,

Farrell Lines And General Electric Credit Create A Maritime First

The Farrell Lines containership S/S Austral Entente was redelivered May 19 at Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans after a new 144-foot midbody section was added to the original 669-foot hull. The "jumboization" increased the vessel's length to a

FMC Marine And Rail Launches Fourth Ro/Ro Barge For Crowley

The Marine and Rail Equipment Division of FMC Corporation, Portland, Ore., r e c e n t ly launched the fourth in a series of four of the world's largest r o l l - o n / r o l l - o f f (ro/ro) barges. The 580-foot-long t r i p l e - d e ck trailer

American President Lines To Test Feasibility Of 45-Foot Cargo Containers

American President Lines (APL) has announced that it has contracted to build two prototype 45-foot containers in order to evaluate their feasibility for use in international trade. Twentyand 40-foot containers are the standard lengths in general use today by the maritime industry.

Aeroquip Offers Hydraulic Troubleshooting Bulletin

The often time-consuming and costly task of fluid power system troubleshooting can be greatly simplified by using the four "tools" provided by nature: sight, smell, hearing and touch. Aeroquip Bulletin 2027A, a practical, easy-to-read manual for equipment operators or maintenance personnel,

Santa Fe Completes Phase One Of Arabian $161-Million Project

Santa Fe International Corp., Orange, Calif., has announced the early completion of Phase 1 in its $161,000,000 Ras A1 Mish'Ab port project on the east coast of Saudi Arabia. The first ship berthed at the new port facilities June 25, less than

Bids To C a r r y U.S. M i l i t a ry C a r g o For N e x t Six M o n t hs Increase O n A t l a n t i c Route

The Military Sealift Command has reported that bids to carry U.S. military cargo for the next six months have increased on the North Atlantic route while declining on shipments to the Far East. Coming in with the low of $17.54 per measurement ton on containerized military cargo to Europe,

Raymond Subsidiary Awarded $10-Million Contract In Venezuela

Corporacion Raymond S.A., a subsidiary of Raymond International Inc., 2801 South Post Oak Road, P.O. Box 22718, Houston, Texas 77027, has been awarded a contract of about $10 million by Estructuras Venezolanas to design and construct a marginal wharf in Guanta, Venezuela, said Henry F.

Contecco Appointed Exclusive Sales Agent For Swedish Firm

Contecco, Inc., Springfield, N.J., has been appointed exclusive sales agent in the U.S. for Kvaerner Ships Equipment AB, of Gothenberg, Sweden. This was jointly announced by Kvaerner's managing director, Gustaf Stolk and Contecco, Inc.'s president J.

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