The first of three 40,790-dwt open-hatch bulk carriers, the Star Florida, was delivered recently by Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. of South Korea to her managing owner, A/S Billabong of Bergen, Norway. The delivery took place one month
In part one of a two-part series, William G. Schubert, the new U.S. Maritime Administrator (MarAd) speaks with H. Clayton Cook, Jr. about the current standing and future direction of maritime activities in the United States. Mr. Administrator, this
A 300-passenger catamaran to begin operating in June this year between Seattle and Victoria, B.C., will offer a fast, comfortable cruise through some of the Northwest's most beautiful waters. Built by Fjellstrand A/S in Omstrand, Norway, the 127-foot
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 -
A group of Oregon investors has purchased FMC Corporation's Marine and Rail Equipment Division in Portland, bringing corporate ownership back to the State. The new company, named Gunderson Inc., will re-establish more than 400 manufacturing jobs in the Portland area.
The Norcontrol Division of A/S Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk in Norway has restructured its U.S. operations. Nav-Control, Inc. of Halesite, N.Y., has been appointed authorized agent for its navigation/instrumentation line of products. Nav- Control will
As the business of providing power to marine vessels around the world continues to consolidate into the hands of fewer, larger companies, one of the more active companies — Wartsila Corporation — recently gave more insight into its long-term strategy as "The Ship Power Supplier.
Infrasonik AB of Finspong, Sweden, a subsidiary of ASEA STAL, has received an order from a major U.S. container shipping line, for 11 sets of Infrafone soot-removal equipment for installation in the exhaust gas economizers of the U.S. diesel vessels.
ASEA Hagglunds, Inc. is offering a free, 32-page full-color booklet on their extensive range of cargo cranes. The handsomely soft-covered publication is oversized and features several large, outstanding fullcolor photographs of some of Hagglunds' 300 standard type cargo cranes.
Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. New Orleans, has signed a letter of intent with shipbuilders in Japan and the United Kingdom for construction of six large, automated containerships. One letter of intent is with a joint venture of Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co.