With a strong history of building some of the greatest liners to sail the seas, with names such as Rex, Saturnia, Vulcania, Leonardo da Vinci and Grand Princess to its credit, Fincantieri continues its tradition to this day as a leading ship builder, particularly in the cruise ship segment.
Continuing the expansion of its European operations, MacGregor announces the appointments of Sir Andrew Crichton and D.E. Turnbull to the 'board of MacGregor Centrex Limited. Based near London Airport, MacGregor Centrex is the parent company of the Group's U.
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 ,
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.
David Watson, general manager of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point yard, recently announced the receipt of a $1.9-million contract for work on the S.S. Cape Alava, a ship assigned to the Ready Reserve Force (RRF). Mr. Watson stated
Two new CN Marine icebreaking ferries are being fitted with advanced ultraviolet water purification systems that will provide pure potable water without the use of chlorine or other harsh, expensive chemicals. Orders have been received by Puroflow Marine Corporation of Newport News, Va.
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.
The Programme Committee for the Sixth International Conference on Liquefied Natural Gas to be held in Kyoto, Japan, April 6- 11, 1980, invites proposals for papers. The main themes of the five-day conference, which also includes parallel Workshop Sessions and an Exhibition,
Marathon Manufacturing Company, Houston, Texas, has announced that with firm construction contracts negotiated in August f o r four of its offshore jackup drilling rigs, a total of $61 million has been added to its marine construction backlog.
Miss Freedom, a new 500-passenger Circle Line vessel that will inaugurate ferry service to Ellis Island from both Battery Park and Liberty State Park (Jersey City, N.J.) was christened recently at dockside ceremonies at the Circle Line Pier 83 in New York City.