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.
T h e first o f three giant 70,000-grt S u p e r l i n e r s , the Fantasy, under c o n s t r u c t i o n at the Turku, Finland, shipyard of Wartsila Marine Industries, for Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Fla., has been launched and is nearing completion.
P&O Plans To Build Second Sister Ship The Monfalcone shipyard of Fincantieri- Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA recently delivered the 792-cabin luxury cruise ship Crown Princess to her owner, British P&O (Peninsular & Orient Steam Navigation Company).
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the Anna C., a specially designed and constructed passenger/vehicle ferry, to Nelseco Navigation Company, Inc. of New London, Conn. The vessel's primary function is to provide ferry service from New London to Block Island, R.
Official plans have been announced for the 1989 International Maritime Exposition, which is held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). In past years, the show's primary exhibitor focus has been the design,
The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) of London, and Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) of New York, recently announced that they have reached agreement to form a joint venture involving the acquisition by OSG of a 50-percent
Meyer Werft of Papenburg, West Germany, recently released an artist's rendering of its new roofed-over building dock. With a length of about 870 feet and width of more than 328 feet, this hall will be one of the world's largest roofed building docks.
Carnival Corp. has finalized a contract with France's Alstom Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard for the construction of the Queen Mary 2, a new 150,000-ton "liner-style" vessel for its Cunard Line unit. The largest ocean liner ever constructed, Queen
Kloster Cruise Limited, Coral Gables, Fla., has ordered two new 40,000-ton, 1,220-passenger ships, to be launched in late 1992 and early 1993 as part of the company's Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Cruise Line fleets. The cruise ships will be built in St.
AT&T High Seas Radiotelephone Service is a two-way operator-handled service that provides voice communications between ships on the high seas (or aircraft) and land telephones or other mobile singlesideband radio stations. The communications link