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
Mobile Marine Ltd. of Corradino Heights, Malta, recently unveiled a new design of general- purpose workboat suitable for a wide range of duties. Known as the Mobile-165 (the designation being derived from the craft's 16.5-meter overall length (about 54 feet),
To great fanfare, Inigo Tapias, the new 138,000 cu. m. liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier was launched on January 29 by IZAR's Sestao yard in Bilbao. The ship — standing in testament to the 1.213 workers at Sestao who physically made the ship a
— L i t e r a t u r e Available The new compact high-performance Wartsila Vasa 8V22 is the latest development of Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 22HF engine series. This small, low-weight engine has an output of 1,160-1,400 kw (1,576-1,904 bhp) at 900-1,200 rpm.
Hellenic Lines Limited of Piraeus, Greece, officially christened its new 432-TEU containership, the CV Hellenic Cape, in a ceremony held recently in Singapore. The commissioning of the Hellenic Cape marks the completion of one important phase
Trans-Tec Services Pte. Ltd. of Singapore recently announced that William D. Aldenderfer joined the company as managing director. He will replace Kevin Bryant. Mr. Aldenderfer comes to TTS from PRI, Hawaii, and before that, Thome Ship Management, Singapore.
Maritime elements in the Port of New York and New Jersey have called upon bistate harbor Congressional leaders to support the ship industry's efforts to remove the Newark Bay Drawbridge as a vessel navigation hazard. Terming the little-used railroad bridge "a catastrophe waiting to happen,
Barber Industries' Rigsaver® is a positive spring-operated, engine intake air-shutoff device, intended primarily for emergency shutdown service. This protective device provides unrestricted straight-through air flow with minimal pressure drop. The
A joint venture called Arctic Dredging and Construction (ADCON) has recently been formed to engage in large-scale offshore construction projects required for development of oil resources in the Beaufort Sea. The new organization brings together the experience,
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