The 55th Annual Convention of The Propeller Club of the United States, and the concurrent 1981 American Merchant Marine Conference, will be held in Baltimore, Md., on October 14, 15, and 16. Headquarters hotel for the event, which is being hosted by the Propeller Club Port of Baltimore,
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.
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,
Reading tea leaves on a boat underway is an exercise in frustration because just as the leaves start to settle, another wave comes along and changes the picture. Similarly, trying to foresee trends in the marine industry. Just as you see things shaping up,
Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. has placed an order with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Heavy Machinery Ltd. Seoul, Korea, for eight bulk carriers with an option for four more, the shipbuilding company president, Hong, In-Kie reported recently. The U.
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.
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.
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,
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,