Levingston To Build A $28.6-Million Jackup Rig For Dixilyn-Field

Ed Paden, president of Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc., announced the signing of a $28.6-million contract to build a Levingston-designed Class 111-C jackup drilling rig f o r Dixilyn-Field of Houston, Texas.


U.S. Market: Foundation for the Future

In part two of a two-part series, William G. Schubert, the new U.S. Maritime Administrator (MarAd), speaks with H. Clayton Cook, Jr. about the current standing and future direction of maritime activities in the United States. Cook: I'd like to pick up where we left off last time.

Freeport Shipbuilding Delivers Passenger Vessel To Nassau Cruises

Freeport Shipbuilding & Marine Repair, Inc. of Freeport, Fla., recently completed the excursion/dinner cruise vessel Calypso II for Nassau Cruises Ltd., a Bahamas-based company. The 550-passenger vessel, with an overall length of 105 feet, beam of 29 feet,

Nor-Shipping 2003: Bigger Than Ever

When Nor-Shipping 2003 opens its doors on June 3 to the 19th shipping trade fair, nearly 1,400 exhibitors with close to 6,000 individuals representing more than 30 nations, will dominate the large new exhibition and congress center in Lillestr0m,

Stork-Werkspoor Receive Orders For 32 Engines

Stork-Werkspoor Diesel, a division of the Dutch VMF Group of Companies, have received orders for the delivery of 32 engines. Of these, 10 are intended for Smit & Co.'s Internationale Sleepdienst, Netherlands, to power two of their new seagoing tugs,

BV Proposes 12,500-TEU Mega Containership

Bureau Veritas (BV), working with Knud E. Hansen, BV has developed a 12,500-teu containership design, it says will provide economies of scale and harness innovative technical solutions to providing more capacity. "There are nearly 15 major terminals which

Two Firms Request Aid For 165,000-DWT Tankers Costing $173.8 Million

Shipco 2295, Inc. and Shipco 2296, Inc., 611 Wilmington Trust Building, 110 West 10th Street, Wilmington, Del. 19801, have filed applications for Title XI Federal Ship Financing Guarantees to aid in financing the construction of two (one for each applicant) 165,

Elinca Systems To Be Installed On Five Tankers Of Chevron Shipping Fleet

U.K.-based Elinca Ltd. of Sheffield recently won a major order to install its systems, which control marine fouling and corrosion in ships' seawater systems, on five VLCCs owned by Chevron Shipping Company. The tankers to be protected are the Howard W.

Containership Volume To Slow

The giant containerships, which act as a floating conveyor-belt for international trade, are struggling to maintain volumes in the face of global slow down, shipping analysts said. Analysts said it was the container carrying behemoths on the trans-Pacific trades

Miles Heads Barber Blue Sea Activities In North America

Raymond R. Miles, executive vice president of Barber Blue Sea (BBS), has moved to New York to assume the additional responsibility of the ocean carrier's North American activities. He had been working at the company's headquarters in Oslo. Announcing the appointment,

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