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.
Eastern Shipyards, Inc., Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the Northern Victor, a huge U.S. owned and U.S. flagged fish processing vessel to an Alaska-based fishing group. The 379-foot former drill ship, the largest vessel ever worked on by the yard,
Keel-laying ceremonies for the first guided missile frigate (FFG-7 Class) follow-on ship was held April 29 at Todd Shipyards, Seattle (Wash.) Division. This ship, designated FFG-10, is the first in a multi-ship Navy program which may run through the next 10 years.
The Desire To Reduce Shipyard Production Manhours Leads Avondale To Production-Line Ship Construction During World War II, ships were built in the United States at a rate which may well have been the most productive in terms of ships per day being produced that has ever been accomplished.
The U.K. nuclear hunter killer submarine HMS Triumph was recently launched at the Devonshire Dock complex of Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd. (VSEL), Barrow-in-Furness. This was the first time a nuclear submarine had ever been launched using an NEI Syncrolift.
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. was recently awarded a $3- million contract for overhaul, repair and conversion work. The work will be performed on the NN-1, an offshore jack-up drilling rig which is 50 percent owned and operated by Noble Drilling Corporation,
In September 1993, as the Secretaries of Defense and Transportation announced a new commercial shipbuilding initiative, the President declared that "[shipbuilding is one of the keys to America's national defense, and helping our shipbuilders succeed
Members of the Maine and New Hampshire Congressional delegations have announced a $240 million program to modernize Portsmouth Navy Shipyard. Some 600 employees were laid off or retired from the yard earlier this year as competition among Navy-owned shipyards heated up.
The Washington Aluminum Company, Inc. has been awarded over $1.5 million in contracts by Avondale Industries, Inc. for aluminum fabrications on fleet oilers under construction by the Louisiana builder. The two separate contracts cover the fabrication
A & P Appledore, Canada Ltd., a member of the A & P Appledore Group, has been awarded a $2-million (Canadian) contract by Dome Petroleum Limited of Calgary, to design a shipyard capable of building large arctic vessels, including Arctic VLCCs up to 200,000 dwt.