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U.K.-Built Danish Ferries Will Have MacGregor-Navire Access Equipment

The 24 cargo/passenger ferries that.are to be constructed by British Shipbuilders' subsidiary North East Shipbuilders Ltd. (NESL) for Danish interests will be fitted with cargo access equipment of MacGregor- Navire design. With centrally located superstructure,

 

Pielstick Diesels Will Power Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

—Free Literature Available Alsthom's Diesel Group has received an order for four SEMT-Pielstick type 9 PC 20 L engines to power the 2,600-passenger cruise liner (model shown) ordered by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line from Alsthom's Shipbuilding Division, Chantiers de l'Atlantique.

First Of Four Lauritzen Reefers Launched At Hyundai's Ulsan Yard —Two Bulkers Delivered To Apex

The Australian Reefer, first of four 630,000-cubic-foot refrigerated cargo ships under construction for J. Lauritzen A/S of Copenhagen, was launched recently at the Ulsan Shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. in South Korea. These

Molding the five-deck Trailership

Having emerged in recent years among Europe's top echelon of builders of RoRo vessels, Flensburger Schiffbau- Gesellschaft (FSG) has put down a newmarker for the industry by anticipating demand for a future generation of RoRo ferries incorporating a capacity for 6,000 lane-m of freight.

$11-Million Contract For IGS Retrofits Signed By Esso Tankers

Esso has decided to install inertgas systems in a number of its large crude oil carriers. Based on competitive bids from Norwegian shipyards, Esso Tankers Inc. — a subsidiary of Exxon Corporation in New York — has signed a contract for such equipment

As Banks Step Down, Equipment Finance Companies Step Up

Shipowners are known for having distinct differences of opinion, but the one thing that all agree on is the importance of having access to capital. In an industry in which assets are generally bigticket items and operating margins can be thin,

Chesapeake Shipbuilding Constructing Third Vessel For American Cruise Lines

Officials of Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Inc., Haddam, Conn., announced that construction has begun on a new coastal cruise ship for American Cruise Lines. The ship, which is to be named America, will be the largest inland coastal cruise ship in the country,

I n g r am Tankships Orders Five Product Carriers —Names B a l d w i n VP

Cyrus E. Webb, president of Ingram Tankships Inc., New Orleans, La., announced recently that the company had placed an order for five 37,500-dwt U.S.- flag product carriers to be built by National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif.

Korean Shipbuilders Request Reduction Of Interest Rates

The major Korean Shipyards have recently asked the Korean Government to lower the interest rate on loans for ship and plant equipment exports on deferred payment terms. At a recent meeting arranged with the minister of commerce and industry at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul,

Puerto Rico's First Shipyard Launched With $9-Million Loan

Puerto Rico has won U.S. Farmers Home Administration approval of a $9-million loan which paves the way for immediate construction of the Island's first shipbuilding yard, to be located at a 68-acre site on Guanica Bay. This new venture into heavy industry

 
 
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