Hvide Shipping, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently announced that it has requested bids for the construction of a 41,000-dwt U.S.-fiag chemical tanker, the M/V Seabuik America, from 14 major U.S. shipyards. The construction would involve the rebuilding of the wrecked tanker M/V Fuji,
Forty years ago, the American Waterways Operators, Inc., was founded for the purpose of representing the national interests of the inland and coastal marine transportation industry. AWO was incorporated in 1944. On March 3-4, this premier organization will
For the second time this year, a newbuilding was launched and another newbuilding was delivered on the same day recently by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, West Germany. These newbuildings are two of a series of four passenger vessels ordered
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.
Keppel Shipyard, a major operating division of Keppel Corporation Limited, has completed a S$4.3-million (about US$2.2-million) conversion contract for the Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. The M/V Santorini, a RO/RO car/passenger ferry, was
BP is to form a joint venture with Belfast shipbuilder Harland and Wolff for the construction of a special single well oil production system (SWOPS) vessel designed to extract oil directly from subsea wells. The agreement is subject to approval from the boards of both companies.
Moore McCormack Resources, Inc. of Stamford, Conn., has announced its intention to divest itself of Interlake Steamship Company and Moore McCormack Bulk Transport. The Interlake fleet consists of 10 Great Lakes bulk carriers, mostly self-unloaders; Bulk Transport owns three 39,
The concept of creating a modern RO/RO terminal near the estuary of the River Thames became reality this fall when the first vessel to use the facility berthed at the Linkspan. The inaugural honor fell to Kent Line's 108-meterlong (about 354 feet) vessel Arroyofrio Uno of 5,
Thirteen merchant ships were selected for purchase on 17 January 1986 for the Ready Reserve Force of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. The Maritime Administration is processing four contracts totaling $206.7 million with American Automar, Barber Steamship Lines, Lykes Bros, and U.
David Higgins, executive director of the Marimed (maritime medicine) Foundation in Honolulu, has announced the signing of the initial contract for the construction of a 150-foot, three-masted topsail schooner. The vessel will be outfilled with