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
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
Levingston Shipbuilding Company has launched the Dixilyn- Field 87 (shown above) at its shipyard in Orange, Texas. The triangular shaped, Levingston designed Class 111-C jackup drilling rig is 200 feet by 186 feet by 23 feet. When this self-elevating drilling platform is completed,
Holding on to its 128-year -dam tradition, Holland America unveiled two new additions to its fleet — tns Zuiderdam and ms Oosterdam — at the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention. Measuring 951 ft. (289.8 m) each, the duo, which will mark the beginning of the five-ship Vista Class Series,
The Maritime Administration has received applications from four wholly owned subsidiaries of Tenneco Inc., P.O. Box 2511, Tenneco Building, 1010 Milam Street, Houston, Texas 77001, for Title XI guarantees of obligations. The companies — Shipping Ventures, Inc.
The Situation Improves Greatly For German Shipbuilders As the Federal Republic of Germany's fiscal year drew to a close on September 30 last year, the country's shipbuilding industry was facing some of the most serious problems in its long and distinguished history.
An agreement providing two MacGregor s e r v i c e s t a t i o n s at Chinese ports has been signed by MacGregor Cargo Handling Company (Pacific) L i m i t e d , Hong Kong, and China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO), of Peking. The agreement makes
Established in 1982 to provide shipping agency and other marine services to vessels calling at the Port of Singapore, Richfield Marine Agencies (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. has grown rapidly, and today is agent for more than 20 shipowners and operators all over the world,
Seebeckwerft AG of Bremerhaven, West Germany, has received orders to build two 3,000-ton multipurpose freighters for two shipping companies in Leer. The vessels are of a new ship-type developed by the Seebeck shipyard in conjunction with their clients.
All of Singapore's major shipyards will participate in the Marintec Asia 79 Exhibition in Singapore, June 11-15, 1979. The exhibition is being held in conjunction with four separate but interrelated seminars, with the common theme of marine transportation.