The RO-RO 81 Conference in Hamburg that begins on June 30 will take place at a time when major new services are being implemented and planned on both deepsea and short-haul routes. With routes such as Europe-East Africa and A u s t r a l i a -
The 13,740-dwt Happy Buccaneer, said to be the most powerful heavy lift cargo carrier in the world, was delivered recently by the Hiroshima yard of Hitachi Zosen Corporation in Japan to Amstel Tanker Management B.V. (Mammoet Transport) of the Netherlands.
Wilton-Fijenoord B.V. in Schie- dam, Netherlands, has booked an order valued at Dfl 60 million (about $26.7 million) for the con- struction of two Customs Patrol Vessels for the Republic of China (Taiwan). These ships will have an overall length of 214.
A 153,500 cu. m. LNG carrier ordered by Gaz de France from Chantiers de 1'Atlantique - reported to be the largest ever LNG carrier - will be classed by Bureau Veritas and is due for delivery in 2005. The order includes an option for a second vessel.
A detailed "tank coating manual" has been published by Sigma Coatings BV as a guide for shipbuilders, ship repairers, petrochemical and allied industries, painting contractors, and many others. The publication is one of the most comprehensive guides
The Copenhagen-based yard Burmeister & Wain, recently delivered the Petrobulk Jupiter, the 11th ship in a series of Panamax product tankers. The vessel has gone on time-charter to Shell International Marine Ltd. for a period of five years. This
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.
The Meyer Werft of Papenburg, West Germany, a leader in the conversion of cargo vessels and tankers into livestock carriers, recently received an order from the Dutch shipowner Vroon B.V., Breskens, to convert the car carrier Mediterranean Highway
John Avila, president of Spec- Tec General, Inc., recently announced that the AMOS maintenance software system will be used for all ships in the Esso International Shipping fleet. The contract was awarded to SpecTec General's Benelux (economic union comprising Belgium,
The Voith-Schneider-propelled double-ended Dutch ferry Molengat has been operating successfully between Den Helder and the North Sea island of Texel, Holland, for about 10 years. Due to the increase in traffic on this route, the operator of the