Matson Signs $220M Contract With Kvaerner Philadelphia

In a widely expected announcement, late last month Matson Navigation Company, Inc. signed a contract with Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. (KPSI) for two new containerships worth a cumulative $220 million. The 2,600-TEU diesel-powered vessels


Nichols Brothers Yard Starts Work On 265-Foot Split-Hull Hopper Dredge

Work commenced at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc. Whidbey Island yard, Freeland, Wash., recently on the initial phase of a 265-foot by 54-foot by 22-foot self-propelled trailing suction split-hull hopper dredge. Manson Construction & Engineering Company of Seattle, Wash.

Lykes President W.J. Amoss Receives American Legion Merchant Marine Award

W.J. Amoss Jr., president of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., a subsidiary of The LTV Corporation, was presented the American Legion's National Merchant Marine Award by President Ronald Reagan in a recent White House ceremony. President Reagan said Mr.

First Heavy Lift Ships Built In U.S.

The first heavy lift ships ever built in a U.S. shipyard, the John Henry and the Paul Bunyan, were christened recently at the shipyard of Peterson Builders, Inc. in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. They are owned by American Heavy Lift Shipping Company (AHL),

Hose-McCann Introduces Dial Telephone System

—Literature Available After two years of technological and marketing research, Hose- McCann Telephone Company of Englewood, N.J., has developed a completely new automatic dial telephone system. The modular, solidstate system has been developed exclusively for the maritime industries.

AMERICA'S SEAPORTS The Dynamics Of Change

For more than three centuries, America's seaports have been centers of population, trade, and vibrant economic activity. Within the past three years, the U.S. seaport industry has emerged from the throes of recession, and today, in many respects,

S N A M E N e w England Hears Paper, ' L i a b i l i t y A v o i d a n c e In Ship Design A n d Construction'

The New England Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met in Newton, Mass., on December 5, 1979. The speaker was Dr. Kenneth W. Fisher, who presented a paper on "Liability Avoidance in Ship Design and Construction." Dr.

B&W Product Tanker 'Petrobulk Mars' Is First Ship Ever To Be Equipped With One-Man Operated Bridge

The Danish shipyard Burmeister & Wain recently delivered the 84,000-dwt product tanker Petrobulk Mars, the first ship in the world to be equipped with a oneman operated bridge. The vessel is classified by Det norske Veritas with the new class registration

MarAd Approves Title XI On Five Beker Vessels

The Maritime Administration has approved in principle applications from subsidiaries of Beker I n d u s t r i e s Corporation, Greenwich, Conn., for Title XI guarantees to aid in financing the construction of two dredges and the reconstruction of three sulfur barges.

Ames And O'Donnell Named Regional Directors For Maritime Administration

Maritime Administrator H.E. Shear has announced the appointment of Alpha H. Ames Jr. as director of the MarAd Great Lakes Region and Francis J. O'Donnell as director of the Eastern Region. Each has been serving in an acting capacity. Mr. Ames succeeds George Ryan,

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