The keel for the first of three diesel-powered containerships under c o n s t r u c t i o n f o r American President Lines (APL) was laid recently at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. (ASI) near New Orleans. These three containerships will be the largest ever built in the United States,
Fredriksstad mek Verksted, Norway, is to build another 42,000-dwt RO/RO ship for the carriage of forest products and cars on Seaboard's cross-Pacific trade. Like the first two vessels in the series, Skaugran and Skaubord delivered from the same yard two years ago,
Columbia, the latest 122-foot combination fishing- vessel built by MARCO Seattle, was christened in Seattle, Wash., recently by Kristine Fuller, daughter of one of the owners. The all-steel vessel is outfitted for crabbing and for packing salmon and herring.
Finnyards, Ltd., of Rauma, Finland, has received a FIM (Finnish Mark) 560 million ($130 million) order from the Finnish National Board of Navigation for a second 116-meter (381-foot) long, 26-meter breadth (85.3-feet) multipurpose icebreaker to be delivered in early 1994.
Dodwell Industrial of Tokyo recently delivered its 500th fuel oil blender to Sumitoma Heavy Industries. It is being installed in a 57,650-dwt products carrier under construction for Ogden Marine of New York. The vessel will be powered by a Sumitomo/Sulzer 4RLA90 diesel engine rated at 14,
Wartsila has been awarded a $122-million contract for construction of a 1,900 passenger cruise liner for the Norwegian shipowner Kloster Cruise A/S. According to the contract, signed recently in Oslo, the Finnish builder's Turku Shipyard will deliver the 40,
Cummins Inc. and CitiCapital have reached an agreement to promote a cosponsored marine finance program. Under the agreement, customers who purchase Cummins engines for various commercial vessels will receive exclusive finance products provided by Citi- Capital.
Maarten L. de Ruiter, managing director of Royal Netherlands S t e a m s h i p Company (Antilles) N.V., has announced that three new m u l t i - p u r p o s e freighters have been ordered from Dutch shipyards for the company's U.S. East Coast Services to the Caribbean and South America.
The naming ceremony for the 65,000-dwt product carrier Lucy was held recently at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Ulsan Shipyard for Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) of the U.S. The vessel was christened by sponsor Mrs. J.J. Klement, wife of the manager of marine transport,
Friede Goldman Halter Inc. announced that Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines had exercised an option with Halter Marine FGH's vessel construction division, for the construction of a second 579-ft. car carrier. The vessel is designed to transport more than 4,300 vehicles between the U.