Europe's Leading Builder Receives Steady Influx Of Export Orders World shipbuilding is undergoing a period of positive transition. Prospects in the world shipbuilding market appear to be brightening after several years of downturn. Throughout all of this period,



In the midst of a world shipbuilding boom, with the highest level of tonnage under construction and on order in 13 years, shipyards are once again producing a number of interesting, economical and innovative designs. The highly competitive, burgeoning cruise

APL Ready To Build 45-Foot Production Unit Containers

American President Lines (APL) of Oakland, Calif., has called for bids for construction of an initial order of 733 forty-five-foot containers (prototype shown above), the world's first, according to Richard L. Hill, vice president for land operations and project manager.


New Orders Up For Second Year In A Row According to Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd., London, England, an aging world fleet (27 percent of the fleet is more than 15 years old), should provide the world's shipbuilding industries with a modest increase

Matson Navigation Requests Bids From Three U.S. Shipyards To Build RO/RO Containership

Avondale, Bethlehem-Sparrows Point & NASSCO To Bid The domestic merchant marine shipbuilding industry recently received a boost when shipowner Matson Navigation Company, San Francisco, Calif., requested bids from three United States shipyards for construction of a combination lift-on,

AMPAC To Build Four Container Feeder Ships At Cost Of $92 Million

A m e r i c a n P a c i f i c Container Line, Inc. (AMPAC), 501 Army Street, Pier 80, San Francisco, Calif., has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of four container feeder vessels. Each of the vessels will be 496 feet in length,


The 1 Oth International Conference and Exhibition on Through Transport using Roll-on/Roll-off Methods STAZIONE MARITTIMA TRIESTE 15-17 MAY 1990 First held in 1976, the 1990 edition of R0R0, the biennial international conference and exhibition

China Preps To Take World Lead

Rapidly rising prices for steel plate in China may be taking the edge off the financial performance at some Chinese shipbuilders. But it will take a lot more than that to undermine shipyards' dramatic expansion plans aimed at ensuring the country's

Seatrain Appoints Magee To New Executive Post

Seatrain Lines, Inc., Weehawken, N.J., has announced the appointment of Peter Magee to the newly created position of vice president and general manager for its North Atlantic Container Division. Mr. Magee will assume overall responsibility for

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