Marine Industries Limited shipyards at Sorel, Quebec, was recently the scene of the christening and delivery of the 15,600-ton cargo vessel Creuse, second of five multipurpose containerships to be built for the Societe Navale Chargeurs Delmas-Vieljeux,
The largest shipyard in the United States has signed a letter of intent which could lead to construction of the world's largest nuclear-powered commercial vessels. Tenneco's Newport News Shipbuilding and Ravi N. Tikkoo, chairman of the board of Globtik Tankers U.
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, La., recently completed the two-month lengthening and overhaul of a cargo vessel owned by Bahamas Ranger Limited of Nassau, Bahamas. The project was valued at a quarter of a million dollars.
Salzgitter • Kocks • Bulk Systems of Pittsburgh, Pa., recently received a contract to design, supply, and install a new multicommodity bulk ship loader for the port of Houston Authority, Houston, Texas. The ship loader will have box construction for the gantry and boom.
Hitachi Zosen of Japan recently received an order from Compania Espanola de Petroleos, S.A. (CEPSA) to change the main engine of the 173,266-dwt tanker Valencia from steam turbine to diesel. This is Hitachi's first order for main engine conversion work for a supertanker.
Navy contract options for almost $200 million have been exercised for the conversion of the last four of eight high-speed containerships into roll-on/roll-ofF units. They will be used by the Military Sealift Command to provide support to rapid deployment forces around the world.
A contract between General Dynamics and United States Lines, Inc. calls for the construction of four big containerships at a total cost of $341,236,000. General Dynamics will not only build the ships, at its Quincy yard, but will also own them and charter them to USL.
Canada Steamship Lines christened M.V. Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin at Port Weller Drydocks at the Lake Ontario entrance to the Welland Canal. The vessel is the newest addition to Port Weller's fleet joining CSL Niagara as one of two Seamax vessels
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has been awarded a contract for a 990-hp bow thruster by AmShip Division of The American Ship Building Company. The unit will be installed as a replacement on the S/S Elton Hoyt 2nd. The Hoyt, a Great Lakes bulk freighter capable of carrying 23,
Within a recent one-week period, General Dynamics Corporation accepted two conditional orders f o r six liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers at a total cost of more than $1 billion. Three of the ships were ordered by Zapata Western LNG Inc., a subsidiary of Zapata Corporation of Houston.