The Austral Pioneer, the first of two containerships being constructed for Farrell Lines Incorporated, was christened on June 9, at Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point Yard, Baltimore, Md. Mrs. Margaret McFarlane, wife of Duncan McFarlane, director of Thomas Borthwick & Sons, Ltd.
The Maritime Subsidy Board has approved the application of American President Lines, Ltd. for construction-differential subsidy (CDS) to aid in the reconstruction of four Pacesetter-Class containerships, MA Design C6-S- 85b. The vessels, the Presidents Jefferson,
Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans recently ordered three cargo control systems from Megasystems, Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla., and Cleveland, Ohio, f or installation in three 43,000-dwt product carriers ordered earlier this year by Exxon Company U.
Small- to medium-sized merchant ships fitted with sails to augment their propulsion plants can achieve substantial fuel savings, and attain a competitive advantage on certain trade routes. This was a key finding of a 12- month study released recently by the Maritime Administration.
In their recent report, "Reefer Shipping - Global Prospects For Refrigerated Cargo Shipping And Trade To 2005," Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd., London, seeks to provide cargo owners and ship operators with highly detailed and organized data
The Assistant Secretary and the Maritime Subsidy Board have authorized the award of construction-differential subsidy (CDS) for the retrofitting of either of two 89,700- deadweight-ton tankers operated by Chestnut Shipping Co. to meet the requirements of the Port and Tanker safety Act of 1978.
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.