Since opening in 1869, enlargement of the cross section of the Suez Canal has been carried out at frequent intervals such that the original cross section of 300 square meters for ships of up to 6.7 meters draft has increased to 1,800 square meters
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, recently announced the following appointments: Ralph A. Vaccaro Jr. has been named contracts manager and will be responsible, on a worldwide basis, for the administration, negotiation and finalization of all c o n t r a c t s .
The Chantiers de I'Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, recently began cutting steel for the huge cruise liner under construction for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line of Miami. To be named Sovereign of the Seas, at more than 70,000 grt and carrying 2,
American President Lines has announced plans to build five large new vessels for delivery in mid-1988. The ships are part of a three-year capital program of approximately $500 million to significantly improve efficiency and expand the company's
Singapore's SembCorp Marine Ltd. has announced a long-term contract from Australia's North West Shelf venture (NWS) to provide dry-docking, refit, and other marine services, for their fleet of LNG ships. This breakthrough contract signifies the
E u r o c a n a d i a n Shipholdings Limited of Bermuda, and Seatrain Lines, Inc. of New York have concluded an agreement whereby Eurocanadian's Cast Containers Organization will take over 20 Seatrain offices in North America and Europe. As part of the arrangement,
Nedlloyd Inc., 5 World Trade Center, Suite 617, New York, N.Y. 10048, general agents for Leif Hoegh & Company in the USA, have announced that L. Hoegh & Company A/S of Norway (Oslo) recently placed an order with Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan