U.S. Shipyards Receive Contracts For 25 Ships- January To October '78
On October 10, Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas—subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc.—received a milestone $200- million contract for construction of five 35,000-dwt self-sustaining dry-bulk cargo vessels. (See MARITIME REPORTER/Engineering News issue of November 1, 1978.) Only three new dry-bulk carriers have been built in the U.S. since 1960.
Levingston Shipbuilding is scheduled to deliver the vessels, designed by Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) Co., Ltd.
of Japan, at six-month intervals starting December 31, 1980. CDS rate was set at 49.05 percent.
Under a separate research and development contract, the yard will match $1.2 million from the Maritime Administration to employ IHI as the major subcontractor for the purpose of providing production and technology guidance.
These dry-bulk ships will be owned by Levingston Falcon Shipping Company, Orange, Texas, and bareboat chartered for 20- years to Equity Carriers, Inc., New York, N.Y., for worldwide trading, principally in the carriage of grain, sugar, wood and iron products between Gulf Coast ports and the Far East.
With the above project, U.S.
shipbuilders have so far in 1978 received contracts for construction of 25 merchant vessels of 1,000 gross tons and over, including the following: two 31,000-dwt tankers, one 61,000-dwt Great Lakes ore carrier, one 32,000-dwt Great Lakes ore carrier, two 42,000-dwt tankers, one 27,000- dwt containership, four hopper dredges, three tuna purseiners, and six ferryboats.
Also, a contract for construction of four medium-endurance U.S. Coast Guard cutters was awarded at the start of the year.
Prospects for other awards in the near future include up to ten 40,000-dwt oceangoing tug-barge vessels, two of which would in involve CDS. In addition, by yearend, American President Lines, Ltd., San Francisco, Calif., is expected to place CDS contracts for construction of three new containerships, and conversion of f o u r existing breakbulk cargo ships to containerships. Delivery of the first new APL vessel is planned for 1983.
As to Naval shipbuilding, commitments against continuing pro- That's right. Navigation Safety Regulations say that come June 1, every ship over 10,000 gross tons must have a back-up radar system.
But they don't say you have to buy one.
Not when RCA's new plan gives you such a great deal on a leased radar system. It saves you real money!
You can have optional service maintenance. We have 12 Marine Service Centers ringing the U.S.
—so you get expert service in every port.
Call on RCA for the equipment, maintenance and financing—a grams involving 22 vessels of 1,000 displacement tons and over, as follows, have been formalized since January 1: nine guided missile frigates (FFG) (one for Royal Australian Navy), three fleet ocean tugs (T-ATF), two ballistic missile submarines (SSBN), four destroyers (DD) (for Iran), two fleet oilers (AO), one guided missile destroyer (DDG), and one submarine tender (AS).
single source for your radar needs. For example, we can install and maintain a Krupp-Atlas radar with basic collision avoidance features for early warning.
And compass repeater for continuous true bearing. And directconnect to interchangeable 25 KW X-band (3 cm) or 30 KW S-band (10 cm) transmitter.
When it comes to leasing navigation and communications equipment, it pays to go with RCA.
Call Carl Pepple at (609) 338- 4152 or use the coupon. Find out about RCA's new lease plan today.
On October 13, Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co., Seattle, Wash., was awarded a $3,000,000 contract for the design support of a new class of dock landing ship (LSD-41).
As in 1977, U.S. shipbuilders continue to lead the world in volume of new contracts for jackup offshore drilling rigs — 17 have been ordered since the start of 1978.
Other stories from November 15, 1978 issue
- Approve Procedures Necessary To Implement Change In CDS Rate page: 4
- American Atlantic Shipping Launches First Ship — The M/V America page: 7
- $156 Million To Avondale To Construct Catugs For Service To Soviet Union page: 8
- Griffiths Receives Title XI To Build Tug And Barge page: 8
- Title XI Approved For Manatee Integrated Tug-Barge Units page: 10
- MarAd Awards Five Research Contracts page: 11
- Baker Marine Enters License Agreement With Argentine Corporation page: 12
- John T. Gilbride Named Whitehall Club President page: 12
- Interocean Management Elects Steele President page: 14
- USMMA Alumni Honored At Kings Point Dinner page: 15
- ExecuSearch Moves To New Modern Quarters page: 15
- Marine Diesel Engineering— A Continuing Education Program page: 16
- Second Of Four Triple-Deck TMT Barges Placed In Service page: 16
- Halter Delivers Oceangoing Tug To Jackson Marine Corp. page: 18
- Clyde Iron Develops New Crane For Ports And Shipbuilding page: 18
- H.M. Tiedemann & Company Completes Vibration Analysis Survey For Canadian DOT page: 18
- Mon River Towing Buys Fleet Of Coal Barges page: 20
- Proform Announces New SFRP Corrugated Lift-Off Barge Covers page: 23
- Gladding-Hearn To Construct Boat For Pilots Association page: 23
- Yards Requested To Bid On 320-Foot Ferry For Cape May-Lewes Service page: 24
- Anthony McAllister Honored By Stevens Tech page: 25
- IMODCO Receives $6-Million Contract From Argentine Firm page: 25
- 188,500-DWT Tanker For Transport Of Alaskan Oil Christened At National Steel And Shipbuilding page: 25
- Mobil Oil Installs MVI Entertainment System On Nine Ships page: 26
- Iran Orders Floating Dock —First Such Contract For Kawasaki Heavy Industries page: 26
- Gulf-Tampa Drydock Names Marvin DeBerry page: 27
- Murdoch Opens Office In Portland, Oregon page: 27
- New Radiotelephone Available From Apelco page: 27
- Sembawang's Latest Facility— A New $9-Million Finger Pier page: 28
- Carrington Slipways Launches Three Vessels In One Week page: 28
- Moran Shipping Elects Philip Moran President page: 32
- Three Papers And Tour Of Caterpillar Plant Features SNAME Section Meeting In Peoria page: 32
- Hewitt-Robins Publishes Tri-Language Brochure On Cargoveyor Systems page: 34
- U.S. Shipyards Receive Contracts For 25 Ships- January To October '78 page: 35
- Apache Awarded First Contract To Lay Pipe page: 36
- Sembawang Appoints David Chen Yard Manager page: 36
- Guralnick Organization Relocates To Enlarged Facilities In San Francisco page: 37
- SNAME Los Angeles Hears Paper On Calculation Of Curves With A Hand Held Calculator page: 37
- Sun Ship Lays Keel For Matson Containership page: 38
- SNAME Gulf Section Holds Fall Meeting page: 38
- Kawasaki Converts Semi-Passenger Into Full-Passenger Ship page: 42
- MarAd Releases 58-Page Publication On U.S. Port Industry page: 42
- Containership S/S Argonaut Launched For Farreil Lines By Bath Iron Works page: 43
- Maritime College Earns Further Accreditation page: 44
- Waukesha Engine Names C.E. Lee President page: 44
- Goodway Introduces New Heavy-Duty Tube Cleaner page: 45
- American Bureau Classes 55 Vessels In September page: 45
- Irish Citizens To Train At Deepsea Diving School In U.S. page: 48