Arguably the only bulk-transport vessel that didn't require mooring was Noah's Ark. But it's a different world today. A world where millions of gallons of potentially hazardous cargoes are shipped between the jetties of the world's major cities, often within congested ports.
Delivery of a new 14,000-tonlifting- capacity drydock, built for Todd Shipyards Corporation, New York, N.Y., by Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Company, Mobile, Ala., was made recently during ceremonies at the builder's facility to Todd president Hans K.
In February, shipbuilders and drill-rig manufacturers from several countries gathered at Vancouver Shipyards, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to watch a 7,000,000-pound ship transferred to launching position on a film of water 5/1000 of an inch thick.
Underwater maintenance specialists UMC International have established a new ship repair location in the Dorset port of Portland capable of offering ship owners a full range of survey and repair services. UMC has already completed approxi- mately
The Jacksonville Port Authority has budgeted nearly $34 million for capital improvement projects in the coming year, according to John R. Mackroth, Jacksonville Port Authority managing director. The planned expenditures are almost equally divided between the Marine and Aviation Divisions.
As part of an effort by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) to rejuvenate Boston Harbor, the Quincy shipyard, renamed the Fore River Staging Area, will be the site of a $6.1-billion redevelopment project. In 1987 the MWRA purchased the
The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) feels that a public coal facility capable of exporting 25-million tons annually will be adequate to meet the immediate market demand, according to J. Robert Bray, VPA executive director. After discussions with engineers and
Avondale Shipyards, a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, announced that it will double its repair capacity through the construction and equipping of an additional floating drydock and support facility. The new $50-million drydock will enable Avondale
Congoleum C o r p o r a t i o n announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded a $224-million contract to its shipbuilding subsidiary, Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW), Bath, Maine, for the construction of five Guided Missile Frigates of the new FFG-7 class.
American Aero, Inc., a subsidiary of Weatherford International, will more than double its current production capacity by building a new manufacturing plant, warehouse, and office complex in northwest Houston. The AAI plant proposal, more than a year in the planning stages,