Jack Edwards, president of Halter Marine, Inc., has announced the recent launching (photo) at its Lockport, La., yard of a highly innovative 140-foot tugboat, first of two under construction for Otto Candies, Inc. of Des Allemands, La. This $5-million vessel,
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.
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,
According to Capt. D.C. (Sandy Anderson, founder of Sail Freight International (SFI) of Greenwich, Conn., sail-assist should be viewed as a total performance improvement package and not solely as a fuel-conservation measure. In this light, sailassist undoubtedly
Tidewater Port Jackson Marine of Sydney, New South Wales, have placed an order with Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., shipbuilders of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, to build a 197- foot offshore supply vessel. The vessel will be propelled
Double Hulls Account For 28 Percent Of Tanker Orders Despite the fact that oil tanker contracting slowed down considerably last year from the 1990, the tanker order book worldwide is at its highest levels in 15 years, according to the Independent Tanker Owners Association (INTERTANKO).
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.
Burrard Yarrows Corporation, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, recently received a $29-million contract to build an icebreaking Class 3 offshore supply vessel for Dome Petroleum Limited of Calgary. The vessel, to be built at Burrard Yarrows' Vancouver yard,
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,
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.