Hellespont Alhambra is the first of the series of four new ultra-high spec double hull ULCCs delivered to Piraeus, Greece-based Hellespont Group. At the beginning of February, the 442.000-dwt ship immediately demonstrated its flexibility and economy of scale,
Leading executives of Poland's shipbuilding and associated industries recently visited Eastern, Midwest and Gulf areas of the United States. The visitors included Andrzej Adamczyk, director, Ministry of Heavy Machinery (Warsaw) ; Mieczyslaw Tokarz,
The largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker ever built in the U.S. was named on May 27, during ceremonies at General Dynamics Quincy shipyard in Massachusetts. Mrs. David S. Lewis, wife of the chairman and chief executive officer of General Dynamics,
$430 Million Joint Venture to Eye Gas Ships Next '.' Gulf Energy Maritime PJSC, or GEM, is a new $430 million joint venture shipping company, launched last month. Headquartered in Dubai, GEM is owned by Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) (35%);
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.
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
Fredriksstad mek. Verksted of Fredrikstad, Norway, a leading maritime manufacturer, shipfitter and installer of inert gas systems (IGS), crude oil washing (COW) installations, and other devices for petroleum tankers and other liquid cargo vessels,
—Literature Available Operators and owners of ships, tankers, mobile offshore drilling units, as well as uninspected commercial vessels, should be aware of the difference between an exposure suit and immersion suit. "Immersion" suit is the term
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has restructured its business operations, dividing its two main operating areas into maritime services and indus- trial services. In a press meeting in Hamburg on March 4, executive board members Dr. Hans Payer and Consul Rainer Schondube said.
The Maritime Administration has announced that American Heavy Lift Shipping Company, P.O. Box 1166, Pittsburgh, Pa., has applied for construction-differential subsidy (CDS) to aid in financing the construction of two heavy-lift roll-on/roll-off (ro/ ro) cargo vessels of approximately 3,