Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently delivered the 161-foot all welded steel, twinscrew, diesel-powered ferryboat Governor Edward Hyde to the State of North Carolina, Department of Transportation Division of Highways at the Cedar Island Ferry Terminal Facility,
New diesel engines in three of San Francisco's commuter ferries are expected to save their owner, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, more than a quarter-million dollars a year in fuel costs. A pair of fuel-efficient Detroit
The election of Mickey Lane, vice president of Strachan Shipping Company, to the board of directors was announced by Thomas H. Adams, president of Strachan Shipping Company. Mr. Lane, vice president-West Gulf for Strachan, has been associated with the firm for the past 17 years.
Marathon Manufacturing Company's Longview Division has delivered three LeTourneau 50-ton-capacity, rubber-tired Straddle Hoist cranes ordered by the Port of Houston (Texas) for its Barbours LASH/Container Terminal. All three cranes represent a total investment
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 bold investment policy by TTS Technology of Bergen has hoisted the Norwegian group into the world's top three equipment suppliers in its specialized market segments. In many minds, the TTS name is synonymous with shipyard production systems and design,
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.
Posidonia 80, the international shipping exhibition, is expected to be the most representative show ever. Over 600 companies from 40 countries will exhibit their hardware and services in Piraeus, Greece, June 2-7. Posidonia 80 is sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Mercantile Marine,
British Petroleum and Stolt- Nielsen have signed a letter of intent which provides for British Petroleum acquiring an interest in Stolt Tankers and Terminals (Holdings) S.A., the chemicals shipping and related business of the Stolt-Nielsen Group.
Maher Terminals Inc. has embarked on a major expansion program at its container facility in Elizabeth, N.J. The p r o g r a m , scheduled for completion next August, includes the acquisition of a $4.2-million container crane, which will be added to its three existing cranes.