This feature is a roundup of some of the most notable oceangoing ships of 1987. The editorial staff of MR/EN has selected these vessels for their outstanding design features, excellent fuel efficiency, noteworthy performance and versatile service characteristics.


History Repeats Itself In the "City of Brotherly Love"

A new development within the realm of U.S. Shipbuilding — the new Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard (KPSI) is poised to be one of the most efficiently outfitted commercial shipyards in the world. The shipbuilding company, which occupies approximately

Navy Budgets $25.7 Billion For Ship Maintenance, Modernization Over Next Three Fiscal Years

The Navy has budgeted $25.7 billion over the next three fiscal years for ship maintenance and modernization and for the purchase of mechanical systems, electronics and communications components and other equipment needed for replacement and modernization.

New $27.9-Million NKS Plant In Mexico Will Supply Heavy Steel Forgings And Castings To Shipyards And Industry

Full Color Facilities Brochure Available Shipbuilding executives from 14 major North American shipyards recently toured the site of the NKS steel forging and casting plant in Puerto Lazaro Cardenas on Mexico's West Coast. With an accumulated investment of 50 billion pesos (about $27.

Expansion At Conrad Industries Triples Barge Production Capacity

Conrad Industries, Inc., located on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City, La., has completed an expansion program enabling the company to triple its barge production capacity. A new metal building 360 by 100 by 45 feet fronting on an added 150

Novel Hagglunds Cranes Retrofitted On Cargo Ship Built In Shanghai

The novel Hagglunds "Excentermounted" cranes fitted recently at Cityvarvet, Gothenburg, to the cargoship Skagern add considerable extra interest to this new vessel. The two cranes, each of 25-ton capacity are of Hagglunds' standard electro-hydraulic type,


If foreign shipbuilding subsidies are eliminated or substantially reduced, U.S. shipyards have the potential to compete successfully with Northern European yards for construction of U.S.-owned commercial tonnage by the mid-1990s. This was the

Riverway Shipyard Completes Rebuilding Of M/V Glen-Karen

The rebuilt 1,800-hp towboat M/V Glen- Karen (formerly the M/V Liberty Bell), shown above, was recently delivered by Riverway Shipyard Co. The M/V Glen-Karen went into the Riverway Harbor Service, St. Louis division of Riverway Co., as a Lock 26 turn boat.

ASTICAN Offers 18-Page Color Brochure On Facilities And Capabilities

Astilleros Canarios, S.A. (ASTICAN), a full service ship repair yard and the largest marine repair center in the Canary Islands and on the west African coast, is offering an 18- page color brochure on its facilities and capabilities. The publication

Atlantic Marine To Lease ADDSCO Industries Ship Repair Yard In Mobile, Ala.

Atlantic Marine Holding Company's subsidiary Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Mobile, Ala., will lease the repair shipyard of ADDSCO Industries in Mobile. The Alabama yard, which was recently closed, was formed in 1916 and since that time has repaired and converted all types of floating equipment.

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