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.
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,
When a large oil tanker with a broken propeller entered Todd Shipyards in Seattle, Wash., for repairs recently, yard officials moved fast with an innovative plan to get the vessel operable again. To speed up repairs, the tanker was kept afloat and ballast placed in the bow to raise the stern.
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.
CF Industries, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of basic chemical fertilizers, has named Richard A. Wilson to head its newly formed transportation management group. According to a statement by D.V. Borst, executive vice president and general manager,
Construction of Atlantic Container Line's (ACL) "Leaderships" has progressed past the first major milestone, according to Otto I.M. Porton, president, ACL-USA. Shipyards in Sweden, the U.K., and France began building five RO/RO-containerships early this year.
Thomas M. Ellis Jr. has been named vice president of exploration for Ingram Exploration Company, New Orleans, La., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Corporation, it was announced recently by James A. O'Neill Jr., Ingram Corporation president.
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.
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.
Poul C. Nyholm has been named an executive vice president of Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corporation, a subsidiary of IU International, 1500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102. The announcement was made by Kenneth A.B. Trippe, Gotaas-Larsen's president.