The Marine Division of J.M. Voith GmbH recently elected E. Shaprut to head their Voith Schneider America branch. The establishment of this branch is designed to further enhance and improve direct services to the American market. Mr. Shaprut is
The newest 1,000-foot vessel on the Great Lakes, Bethlehem Steel Corporation's M/V Lewis Wilson Foy was recently placed in service. Designed and constructed by Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. 54235, a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The Lockheed Martin-led Littoral Combat Ship team is continuing the development of its semi-planing seaframe design through a new series of tank tests that will prove the efficacy of several significant design improvements. The scaled hull model
Todd Shipyards Corporation, Los Angeles (Calif.) Division, recently laid the keel for the first of six Guided Missile Frigates for the U.S. Navy. The official certification of the keel was performed by Capt. Edmund A. Miller, USN, Commander, Long
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order to build a 960-passenger cruise ship from Japanese shipowner Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line). At 49,000 gross tons, she would be the biggest cruise ship ever built in Japan. To be built at MHI's Nagasaki yard,
The Maritime Administration has approved in principle construction loan and mortgage insurance to help finance a 63,000- deadweight-ton self-unloading Great Lakes bulk carrier for Armstrong Steamship Co., 555 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. Armstrong,
State-owned Astilleros Espanoles SA (AESA) of Spain recently received an order believed to be worth $88 million for three refrigerated cargo vessels from Del Monte Fresh Fruit International Inc. Last year, Del Monte ordered six reefer vessels from AESA.
Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc. (VPSI), one of Canada's largest ship repairers and Sulzer service representatives, recently completed the installation of a new after-section of the crankshaft in the Sulzer 7RD 76 main diesel engine of the bulk carrier Tai Shing.
With deliveries scheduled for late 2002, Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) of Anchorage, Alaska, has come to an agreement with National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) for the construction of two 839 ft. (255.7 m) RoRo vessels for its Alaska service.
Far East Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd (FELS) has successfully launched the second of two giant jackup rigs it is building for A.P. Moller of Denmark. The rig was recently eased out of the 400,000-dwt Admiral Dock at FELS Pioneer Yard. It was a