Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point (Md.) shipyard delivered a record-shattering 530,- 000 deadweight tons of shipping in 1976. The yard launched two 265,000- dwt tankers and delivered two during 1976. The year ended with employment slightly down,
Keeping our woters safe, secure and open for business As new international and domestic regulations regarding shipping security enter force, the focus is not simply on security, but also on maintaining a healthy flow of commerce to keep the U.
President of Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., Paul E. Atkinson, after 35 years of employment, has announced his intention to retire from the company at year end. To make the transfer of authority as smooth as possible, Mr. Atkinson submitted his immediate resignation.
The hull assembly nears completion as the icebreaker-type bow is installed on a new design gas turbine-powered oil tanker under construction at FMC Corporation's Marine and Rail Equipment Division in Portland, Ore. Setting the section as a whole is typical of PMC's modular construction method,
Stanley Symon has been named director of tankers at Stolt- Nielsen Inc, Greenwich, Conn., to succeed Per Heidenreich, according to an announcement by Jacob Stolt-Nielsen Jr., chairman of Stolt Tankers and Terminals. Mr. Heidenreich is leaving the company to pursue other business interests.
It was the annual joint meeting of the three local sections of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Marine Technology Society, and the American Society of Naval Engineers, with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of SNAME acting as the host.
The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has approved the applications of Wilmington Trust Company to repay approximately $45 million in construction-differential subsidies (CDS) which the Maritime Administration previously awarded for the construction of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels.
The recent purchase of 450,000- dwt tankers by Exxon, following on closely from the newbuilding orders placed by Bergesen for two 412,000-tonners with segregated ballast tanks, have created a stirring of interest in ULCCs (tankers of 300,000 dwt and over).
The past two to three years have seen a continuing growth of interest in ro/ro vessels, with a relatively small but nevertheless steady stream of orders for this type of ship—both large and small — being placed with shipyards in Europe and Japan.