A key East Coast shipping executive, long active in U.S. maritime affairs, has been elected chairman of the board of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) for the next 12 months. He is Fred S. Sherman, chairman of the board, Marine Transport Lines, Inc.
Having emerged in recent years among Europe's top echelon of builders of RoRo vessels, Flensburger Schiffbau- Gesellschaft (FSG) has put down a newmarker for the industry by anticipating demand for a future generation of RoRo ferries incorporating a capacity for 6,000 lane-m of freight.
Designed for transport of logs, the 41,545-dwt bulk carrier Sanko Stork (shown below) was delivered recently by the Tamano yard of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company (MES) to the Jade Corporation of Liberia for charter to Sanko Line. She
Another of the U.S. Navy's T-AKR Class of fast supply ships, the USNS Denebola was dedicated recently at the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company's yard in Chest e r , Pa. Congressman Dick Schulze (R-PA) was the keynote speaker at the ceremony and his wife, Nancy Schulze, christened the ship.
Coordinated Caribbean Transport, Inc. (CCT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Transway International Corporation, has placed a $22-million order for a roll-on/ roll-off trailership with Jos. L. Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, West Germany. Delivery is scheduled for August 1981,
The USSR has launched a nuclear merchant shipbuilding program which will, by the close of the 1980s, make the Soviet merchant marine the only one to have both nuclear-powered icebreakers and cargo vessels. According to a report in the journal "Soviet Shipping,
The World's Largest Oil Spill Response Organization On March 24,1989, an oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, causing the biggest oil spill in the history of the United States. While thousands worked to clean up the spill,
Algoma Central Railway of Sault Ste. Marie, the third largest Canadian Great Lakes operator, recently christened the 13th vessel in its fleet in honor of the town of Collingwood with the launching there of the M/V Algowood. Mrs. Douglas A. Berlis,
When Olympic Tug & Barge was founded in 1987, owner Harley Franco had environmental responsibility on his mind. Early major oil tanker disasters southeast of Nantucket, Mass., near Galveston, Texas, and off the coasts of England and Mexico were influencing the
The first midbody section built in Beaumont, Texas, for the Navy's Military Sealift Command's Maritime Prepositioning Ship program (MPS) was recently launched. Thirteen Maritime Prepositioning Ships will be built from the keel up or converted