Newport News Shipbuilding recently delivered two jumboized commercial ships, the Charleston, and the Fredericksburg. The Charleston, ex Cities Service Norfolk, is owned by the Arieadne Corporation of Lake Success, N.Y., one of the Berger Group companies.
Details of plans for a shipyard facility on Lake Erie to build and repair ships up to 1,100 feet (335 meters) in length have been announced by Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The plans, which require both provincial and federal government assistance,
A 120,000-deadweight-ton tanker was christened at Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., on June 3, 1978, by Mrs. Roger Bexon before an audience of several thousand shipyard workers and their families. Mrs. Bexon, the wife of a senior SOHIO official,
The U.S. Navy has awarded Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries an $822,042,026 increase to a previously awarded $140.9-million contract that will allow the shipyard to begin detail design and construction of the lead ship of a new class of multipurpose amphibious assault ships,
China's Cosco Dalian is ranked as the leading Chinese repair yard, the yard's facilities including three floating docks (one, at 180,000 dwt capacity - the largest in China) and Panamax size docks, and six berths of approximately 2.000 m in length plus two repair buoys inside its confines.
A $281,203 contract for the Development of a Standardized U.S. Flag Dry Bulk Carrier has been awarded to M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 350 Broadway, New York, N.Y., by the Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration.
Southwest Marine, Inc., San Diego, Calif., has announced that the purchase of Bethlehem Steel's shipyard in San Pedro, Calif., has been finalized. Operations began immediately following the announcement, with a management team and staff of 50.
H a l i f a x I n d u s t r i e s Limited, Nova Scotia, has signed its largest ever ship repair contract. The contract, worth over Canadian $1.5 million, is with Imperial Oil Ltd. for the modernization and repair of the 6,566- deadweight-ton tanker Imperial Quebec.
The shipbuilding cluster in Ihe Netherlands' northernmost provinces is drawing fresh incentive from the market's reviving interest in the modest classes of ship needed to serve intra-European trade, and also to transport small parcels of goods between Europe and the Americas.
Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa., announced it has acquired the Ryan-Walsh group of companies following approval by shareholders of the Mobile-based cargo-handling organization. The acquisition was made on the basis of 18.825 Dravo common shares for each of the 21,