According to the Annual Report of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, events during 1985 offered little to the world's shipping and shipbuilding industries, and there were few indications of any real improvements in the foreseeable future. The world merchant fleet declined last year to 416.
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.
The Mineral Dampier, first of three 168,500-dwt bulk carriers under construction for N.V. Bocimar S.A. of Belgium, was launched recently at the Ulsan Shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. These three bulkers have a special significance,
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,
Moore McCormack Resources, Inc. has recently sold all its marine operations to James R. Barker, its ex-chairman. The company previously known as Moore McCormack Bulk Transport, Inc. has been renamed Mormac Marine Transport, Inc. The principal officers are: James R.
Last year, Hagglunds Marine & Offshore received orders for about 200 deck cranes. Among new orders recently announced by Hagglunds are two from Dutch yards, totaling 21 cranes; an order at the Donghae yard in South Korea and Bangkok for four 40t SWL
Either directly or through wholly owned subsidiaries, the Brazilian shipping company Docenave, the shipping arm of the State-owned Companhia Vale do Rio Doce mining company, has ordered 10 new bulkers totaling 1,535,200 dwt. Deliveries are scheduled between 1986 and 1988.