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.
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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 1978 issue
- Bourceau And Blackwell Speak At Bureau Veritas 150th Anniversary Dinner page: 4
- Approve Procedures Necessary To Implement Change In CDS Rate page: 4
- Port Of Portland's Drydock —Largest On West Coast— Arrives At Swan Island Yard page: 6
- American Atlantic Shipping Launches First Ship — The M/V America page: 7
- Levingston Awarded $200 Million To Build Five Bulk Cargo Ships page: 8
- $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
- General Electric Credit Appoints James Kuklinski page: 11
- MarAd Awards Five Research Contracts page: 11
- SNAME Annual Meeting page: 12
- Baker Marine Enters License Agreement With Argentine Corporation page: 12
- John T. Gilbride Named Whitehall Club President page: 12
- SNAME San Diego Section Discusses Heavy Lift Ship Design And Costs page: 14
- First Kelvin-Powered Shrimp Boat Built In U.S. page: 14
- Interocean Management Elects Steele President page: 14
- USMMA Alumni Honored At Kings Point Dinner page: 15
- ExecuSearch Moves To New Modern Quarters page: 15
- Title XI Amendment Approved By Mar Ad For Drilling Barges page: 16
- Edward Robertson Named Engineering Director At ORBA Corporation page: 16
- Marine Diesel Engineering— A Continuing Education Program page: 16
- Second Of Four Triple-Deck TMT Barges Placed In Service page: 16
- Hillman Barge And Construction Names Ira Singleton VP page: 18
- Bethlehem Beaumont Shipyard Delivers Fourth Offshore Rig To Teledyne Movible Offshore page: 18
- 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
- Nilsen Named President Bailey Refrigeration And Affiliated Companies page: 20
- Ted Ellis Joins Crowley Maritime page: 20
- Mon River Towing Buys Fleet Of Coal Barges page: 20
- Offshore Logistics Buys Six Theriot Towing/Supply Vessels page: 22
- Chemical Tanker Demand Subject Of MarAd Study page: 22
- United States Navigation Names William Kelly VP page: 22
- 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
- SNAME New England Section Hears Two Technical Papers page: 27
- Gulf-Tampa Drydock Names Marvin DeBerry page: 27
- Murdoch Opens Office In Portland, Oregon page: 27
- New Radiotelephone Available From Apelco page: 27
- 'U.S. Oil Imports, Policies And Tanker Shipping' page: 28
- Sembawang's Latest Facility— A New $9-Million Finger Pier page: 28
- Carrington Slipways Launches Three Vessels In One Week page: 28
- Three R Trusts Requests Title XI To Construct Tug/Supply Vessel page: 29
- American Bureau Of Shipping Announces Elections Of Officers And Appointment page: 30
- Needed — A Long-Range National Shipbuilding Policy page: 30
- 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
- Coastal Towing, Inc. Building Two Towboats, Nine Tank Barges page: 37
- 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
- Guralnick Associates Receives DOE Contract page: 38
- Arno Dimmling Rejoins Crowley Maritime Corp. page: 38
- Sun Ship Lays Keel For Matson Containership page: 38
- SNAME Gulf Section Holds Fall Meeting page: 38
- BSRA Receives Support For Research Into Quieter Ships page: 40
- Halter Crewboats Delivered For Indonesian Operations page: 40
- Twin-Screw Bridge Maintenance Tug & Firefighter page: 42
- Kawasaki Converts Semi-Passenger Into Full-Passenger Ship page: 42
- MarAd Releases 58-Page Publication On U.S. Port Industry page: 42
- Kvaerner-Moss, Inc. Appoints James Victory page: 43
- Union Mechling Corp. Appoints David Gladwell page: 43
- 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
- Chevron U.S.A. To Start Drilling Test Well Offshore California page: 49
- National Safety Council Marine Section Elects Capt. S. Fraser Sammis page: 49
- American-Flag Ship Operators Call For Policy That Works page: 50
- Change Of Shareholding At A & P Appledore International page: 52
- Schoolship Reunion Hears Peter Stanford On National Ship Trust page: 54
- National Supply Names Kelley Sales Engineer For Offshore Platforms page: 54
- Marine Insurance Seminar To Be Held In Jacksonville, Florida page: 57
- Gregor G. Peterson Named President Genstar Pacific Corp. page: 58
- Butterworth Systems Names Paul Paraskevas Technology Advisor page: 58
- Hawaii, Lockheed, Dillingham Announce They Will Build, Operate Ocean-Fueled Energy Pilot Plant page: 60
- N. Dwain Wheeler Heads New Ship Repair Yard —Port Houston Marine page: 62
- Jones Oregon Stevedoring Elects Earl F. Weiss Chairman Of The Board page: 62
- S.S. United States Sold To Seattle Firm As-Is For $5 Million page: 64
- General Instrument Announces Improved Design Pressure Gauge page: 65
- Congressman John M. Murphy Presented With Maritime Industry's 'AOTOS' Award page: 66
- Marland Appoints Peter Gast GmbH Sales Agency In Germany page: 67
- ASNE Establishes Scholarship Program For College Students page: 68
- Lloyd Anderson Elected Chairman National Waterways Conference page: 68
- Sperry Division Designs Steering Gear Failure Alarm And Flash System page: 69
- ICHCA Cargo Conference To Hear 22 Speakers Nov. 13-15 In New York page: 70
- Northeast Marine Terminal Names Johnson Top Financial Officer page: 71
- Officials Cited For Safety Presentations page: 72
- Quality Assurance Program Offered To Steel Mills By American Bureau Of Shipping page: 75
- Gibbs & Cox Receives OTEC Design Contract page: 75
- National Cargo Bureau Promotes H.R. Rosengren page: 75
- Star Lines Names Ansari Vice Pres./lranian Sales page: 76
- Irish Firm To Offer New Boeing Jetfoil Service page: 77