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Bethlehem Steel Lays Keel For Second T-AKX Reconstruction

Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point, Md., yard has dedicated the keel for the reconstruction of its second ship in the U.S. Navy's Maritime Prepositioning Ship Program, it was announced recently by David Watson, yard general manager. "The

 

World Shipping And Shipbuilding

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.

Mitsui Delivers Big Ore Carrier With M a n y Energy-Saving Features

The 197,060-dwt ore carrier Asakasan Maru, built at the Chiba Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company (MES), was delivered recently to joint owners Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Sawayama Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. The big vessel has an overall length of 984.

General Dynamics Christens Its First LNG Carrier Built For U.S. Trade

The Lake Charles, first liquefied natural gas tanker built by General Dynamics to transport LNG to the United States, was christened recently at the corporation's Quincy, Mass. shipyard. When she goes into service, Lake Charles will carry LNG from Algeria to the U.

Sulzer-Powered French Containership Is Designed For Minimum Crewing

The recent delivery in South Korea of the 2,505-TEU CGM La Perouse by Samsung Shipbuilding and Heavy Industries marked an important stage in the evolution of French containership design. Operating systems on the 31,000-dwt vessel, which is the

Ice Tech 81

Ottawa, Canada — June 16-19 This major event will bring forth the results of research and development in designing ships for ice navigation by many nations of the world. For years to come "Ice Tech '81" will be considered and referenced as

Chevron Orders Two 3 5 , 0 0 0 - D W T Product Tankers From Mitsubishi

Two new, diesel-powered, 35,- 000-deadweight-ton product tankers have been ordered by Chevron Transport Corporation, San Francisco, Calif., a subsidiary of Standard Oil Company of California, f o r service in the company's international trades.

Infrasonik Receives Order For Soot-Removal Systems From U.S. Shipping Line

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.

NKK To Build Two Drill Rigs For Sedco At Cost Of $29 Million

Nippon Kokan (NKK) of Japan has signed a construction contract with the w o r l d ' s l a r g e st drilling contractor, Sedco, Inc. headquartered in Dallas, Texas, for two NKK/BMC 250 mat-supported type jackup rigs. Masato Hiraki, NKK New York general manager,

Liquefied Gas Shipping— New Drewry Report Predicts Continued Improvement

The liquefied gas shipping industry (LNG and LPG) has staged a fairly remarkable recovery in the last couple of years, both in terms of the volume of cargo moved by sea, and the operating profitability of ships involved in these trades. Now, a

 
 
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