The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
Burmeister & Wain Shipyard, Copenhagen, r e c e n t l y delivered the second ship of the yard's series of fuel-efficient, Panamax bulk carriers of 64,000 dwt (shown above). Named the H y d r o l o c k, she was built for Stanhurst Shipping Limited,
The Marghera yard of Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani recently delivered the 135,000- dwt bulk carrier Ignazio to shipowner Fermar Company, Ferruzzi Group. The ship will be utilized to transport coal for the Italian thermoelectric power plants
F.A. Voigt & Company B.V. of Rotterdam has purchased all outstanding shares of Houston-based F.A. Voigt shipping Company, and has reorganized and renamed the firm Voigt & Koutroulis Shipping Company. The changes were announced by Voigt chairman of the board Wieger J.