This past November, the GMD Group performed emergency repairs to Evergreen's 46,411-gt containership M/V Ever Goods, when its rudder failed in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world — midway between New York and New Jersey, underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
The Petrojarl I, said to be the world's first purpose-built, floating offshore oil production and testing system, was completed recently at the Tsurumi Works of Nippon Kokan (NKK) in Japan and delivered to K/S Petrojarl A/S. The vessel will enter North Sea service this summer,
Editor's note: This article pertains to commercial shipbuilding. Details of the U.S. Navy shipbuilding program, which includes the construction of 90 vessels and three major conversions over the next five years, are highlighted in Mr. McCaul's article,
Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA in Italy has completed major conversion work on the rollon/ roll-off containerships Amaranth Jolly and Grey Jolly owned by Ignazio Messina. Without increasing the main dimensions, the cargo capacity of
Following the transfer of the majority of shares in the company to a group of shareholders, Sulzer Diesel Ltd. will now be known as New Sulzer Diesel Ltd. The group of shareholders is comprised of Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA of Trieste,
No matter which set of shipbuilding tables or statistics one studies, there is no escaping the fact that Japan continues to be the world's leading shipbuilding nation, supplying over 50 percent of the world's tonnage. This has been achieved, moreover,
The 1991 legislative agenda of the Shipbuilders Council of America will emphasize the following, in addition to supporting a strong Navy shipbuilding and repair budget in FY 1992: C E O • Passage of a trade bill to discipline international shipbuilding subsidy
The town of Sibu developed its vibrant fast ferry building tradition in the decades after World War II. But it is only more recently that the vessels' fame and their designs have grown to the point that the little town on Sarawak's Rejan River
According to a new Japanese survey, the world shipbuilding industry is capable of producing only 40 VLCCs a year because of capacity restrictions, workforce ability, technological standards and price competition. Thirty-seven shipbuilding berths around
The first double-hulled, doublebottomed tanker built at its Oppama yard will soon be launched in Japan by Sumitomo. The Olympic Serenity, ordered by Onassis subsidiary Dover Marine Panama at a cost of about $59 million, has been constructed in line with U.