Another yard touted for its advanced approaches to design and construction, HDW of Kiel has vigorously implemented changes in its yard to make it more competitive and cost-effective. Its "Shipyard 2000" plan is projected to raise productivity 40 to 50 percent.
On May 15, Uljanik Shipyards in Pula delivered Grande Lagos, built on behalf of Grimaldi-Napoli. The ship was launched by Mrs. Aldi C. Sekibo, the consort of the Minister of Transports of Nigeria. Grande Lagos is the seventh ship, following up a maxi-order of 11 ships,
Reportedly the first completed exhibit of the 1984 Louisiana World's Fair became a reality recently when the 1,000 passenger paddlewheel riverboat Creole Queen was christened in New Orleans. The new 190-foot by 40-foot sternwheeler which was built by Halter Marine, Inc.
John W. Smith has assumed responsibility for yard operations at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., succeeding John McQuaide, who has retired after more than 40 years in the shipbuilding business. Mr. McQuaide has
A shiplift system designed and constructed by Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, Goleta, Calif., was recently commissioned at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Maritime Engineering Department's facility at Ulsan, Korea. The system's platform is approximately 66 by 400 feet and has a capacity of 4,
A $1.87-million contract from the U.S. Navy for lease of two shipyard gantry cranes has been awarded to the Clyde Division of the Koehring Group of AMCA International Corporation, according to an announcement by Koehring. The cranes, which are of a new design,
American President Lines, Ltd. (APL) has applied for construction- differential subsidy (CDS) to aid in the construction of five new containerships, with an option of building only four. The vessels will be used in APL's trans-Pacific services.
Henry Z. (Hal) Shelton has been elected vice president-finance for Sun Ship, Inc. He was also elected a member of the board of directors and corporate secretary-treasurer. In his new post, Mr. Shelton is responsible for directing all of Sun Ship's financial functions.
Autohydro 5.2 was recently released by Autoship. The following are some of the more salient new features of the product. Torsion moments are calculated for all ship loading conditions. Moments of inertia are calculated for tank contents and can be user-defined for lightship and added weights.
The first American-owned, U.S.- flag, oceangoing freezer ship designed to operate off the U.S. East Coast was christened recently during ceremonies held at the New York Port Authority's Pier 1, Brooklyn. The "Holland" (shown above) will offer