Bay Shipbuilding Corp., a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc., r e c e n t l y d e l i v e r ed ahead of schedule the 550-foot Energy Freedom to Universal American Shipping Corporation of Greenwich, Conn. The Energy Freedom was d e s i g n e d ,
Thirty years ago when Greek shipowner George Livanos met with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) founder Chung Ju Yung met on a sandy beach on the tip of the Korean peninsu- la where the new HHI shipyard would stand, little did they know that 30 years later,
Union Marine Transport Company, a shipping joint venture for transporting bulk chemicals, has been established by Union Carbide Corporation and Marine Transport Lines, Inc., it was recently announced by the two parent companies. According to James H.
Globic: Designed as a highly efficient, TBT-free, self-polishing and self-smoothening antifouling with very high volume solids, which can be specified for up to 60 months. Globic is available in four different polishing rates ensuring optimum specification.
Shipowners, trying to save money by reducing crew numbers, are hoping the crewless cargo ship will be the wave of the future, while scientists are dreaming of the ultimate cost-saving—a ship fully controlled by computer. Within a few years, flotillas
The Jos. L. Meyer Shipyard GmbH, Papenburg-Ems, West Germany, was recently awarded contracts to build an LPG carrier and two passenger ships for the Government of Indonesia. The new orders will insure full employment at the shipyard until early 1985.
While seemingly miniscule in terms of deadweight tons ordered and delivered per year as compared to the shipbuilding business as a whole, the production of gas tankers, LNG and LPG, are high-value, high prestige orders that are likely to rise significantly in the coming years.
American Steamship Company, Buffalo, N.Y., a subsidiary of General American Transportation Corporation (GATX), has ordered construction of a second new Great Lakes coal carrier. The $22-million 770-foot selfunloading motor vessel is scheduled for delivery in 1977.
Ed Paden, president of Levingston Shipbuilding Company of Orange, Texas, has announced plans to build a second Levingston Class 111-C jackup drilling rig f o r Noble Drilling Corporation of Ardmore, Okla. Noble Drilling, a leading domestic drilling contracting firm formed in 1921,
A $10-million contract to convert the St. Lawrence Navigator from an oceangoing to a Great Lakes bulk carrier has been awarded to Port Weller Dry Docks by Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd. of Toronto, Canada. The work, to be known as Hull 66, will begin in August 1979,