The arrival of the Port of Portland's 982-foot-long floating Dry- Dock 4 completes five years of research, planning and construction, and was made possible by the confidence and financial support of Portland Metropolitan Area voters. The Japanese
Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services of Mobile, Ala., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Offshore Inland Services that commenced operations on December 1, 2000. The fledgling operation timed its entrance into the market perfectly, and despite
Riding the often tumultuous wares of freight rate boom and bust, Curacao Drydock has carved a unique niche of business in this Caribbean paradise. Since August 2000 the Curacao Drydock Company started to feel the effect of an improving cargo market.
Atlantic Marine, Inc., recently delivered a very special multipurpose tug, the Esso Santa Cruz, to Lago Oil and Transport Company, Limited of Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, an Exxon affiliate. The $4-million tug was built to stop and help maneuver to and from dockside VLCCs up to 400,
The Singapore shipyard of Pan- United Shipping Pte Ltd., has secured its first major construction contract this year to build a 12,400- dwt clean product tanker. The contract was awarded by local tanker owner and operator, Petroships Pte Ltd. The clean product tanker,
The first export vessel of a new design of 26,500-dwt bulk carriers has been launched from the Maua yard of the leading Brazilian shipbuilder, Companhia Comercio e Navegacao (CCN). The vessel, named the Alexandres G. Tsavliris, will be owned by the Greek Tsavliris Group.
Two ships costing approximately $120 million, which will transport liquid petroleum gas (LPG) from Britain's giant Brent oil field to the United States, are to be built at the Belfast, Northern Ireland, yard of Harland and Wolff. The order, the yard's first since 1974,
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers gathered recently at the Harbor House to hear a paper by D.W. Czimmek and L.W. Sandor titled, "Economic and Technical Feasibility of Copper-Nickel Sheathing of Ship Hulls.
After evaluating several alternatives, Celebrity Cruises has decided to drydock its innovative gas turbine propelled ship, Millennium, this November to perform work on the vessel's stern hull design. Newport News Shipbuilding has reportedly won the contract, as announced at www.
Keppel Philippines Shipyard, Inc. (KPSI) has enhanced its capability by adding a new 20,000-deadweight ton floating drydock to its facilities. The firm now has three docks, two others with capacities of 6,000 dwt each. Named Keppel Floating Dock No.