The container and RoRo fleets of the established carriers serving Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are aged. While none of these trades is experiencing rapid growth, the involved vessels are expensive to operate and increasingly expensive to maintain.
Avondale Shipyards has announced the appointment of Douglas L. Oehrlein as marketing manager for the main yard located on the Mississippi River approximately 10 miles above New Orleans, La. Avondale Shipyards is a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation
Hamburg, Germany May 26 - 30 With e x h i b i t o r s registered from 18 countries, what is said to be the largest and most comprehensive international port exhibition and conference, Portex '81, is slated to open at the Hamburg Exhibition and Congress Center on May 26, 1981.
McAllister Brothers Inc. recently increased its container feeder barge service between New York, N.Y., Boston, Mass., and New Haven, Conn., with the christening of the McAllister Transporter, a 300-foot ocean deck barge with a capacity of 384 twenty-foot equivalent units (T.
Compagnia Italiana Transoceanica Di Navigazione S.P.A., Genoa, Italy, and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd., Korea, signed a contract on May 25, 1977, with the approval of the Italian Government authorities early June for the conversion of two bulkers into roll-on/roll-off ships.
Congress discontinues the credit insurance program relied upon by U.S. shipowners for more than 65 years Title XI Credit Insuranee Discontinued When the Conference Report for the Omnibus Spending Bill, which provides funding for the federal government through September 30,
The Jacksonville Port Authority has budgeted nearly $34 million for capital improvement projects in the coming year, according to John R. Mackroth, Jacksonville Port Authority managing director. The planned expenditures are almost equally divided between the Marine and Aviation Divisions.
Officials of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. have revealed the establishment of a new service linking U.S. Gulf, South Atlantic and Great Lakes ports with Saudi Arabia. Lykes has concluded a connecting carrier agreement with the EAST Line (Euro
Keppel Shipyard of Singapore has been awarded a $S14 million contract (about $8.13 million) contract to convert the M/V Audax, a 32,452-dwt bulk carrier into a selfdischarging bulk carrier. The conversion will involve replacement of existing cranes with advanced bulk-lift,