The world's second largest shipbuilding nation, Korea, is in the midst of a shipbuilding boom. All the leading indicators— order receipts, actual ship construction, backlogs and ship prices—are all on the rise. According to the Korea Shipbuilders' Association (KSA),
Omnithruster Inc. has recently established a Canadian manufacturing facility in Sarnia, Ontario. The new Mark II Omnithruster series and Omnithruster ice lubrication systems will be fabricated at that plant. Omnithruster president Charles M. Aker said:
Setenave-A New Portuguese Shipyard Setenave — Estaleiros Navais de Setubal (Setenave Shipyards), was founded in May 1971 for the purpose of operating a new construction shipyard at the mouth of the Sado River, in the vicinity of the town of Setubal, Portugal.
The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' last technical meeting of the 1977-78 program was held on May 19, at the Engineers Club in Philadelphia, Pa. Sixty-five members and guests attended the meeting, which was preceded by a dinner and cocktails.
Amidst record-breaking tanker lay-ups and depressed tanker demand, and despite forecasts of continuing glut of tankers, the world tanker fleet in 1975 increased by 15 percent to a record 5,092 tankers of 347 million deadweight tons, according to the "Analysis of World Tank Ship Fleet,
AIRFILCO Engineering of New Orleans, La., has been awarded the contract to furnish two AIRFILCO Inert Gas Systems for the EXXON, U.S.A. tankers under construction at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. This is the second such contract for AIRFILCO Engineering, Inc.
According to the detailed tanker report just published by Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, the world tanker fleet continued to grow in 1976 with a 9.6 percent increase in capacity over the previous year. This annual study, "The Analysis of World Tank Ship Fleet,
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,
ASRY's services were high in demand last year, as the yard reported a satisfactory performance for 1999, following the record volume of repairs seen in 1998. A total of 114 vessels underwent repair work at ASRY — ranging from ULCCs to offshore
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,