Shipping Orders Worth £ 4 2 M i l l i o n For U.K. Y a rd

European and Asian customers have ordered seven cargo ships worth £42 million from U.K. shipbuilders Austin and Pickersgill during December 1979.

The latest orders are f r om Greek operators for two 14,000- ton SD14 cargo carriers to be completed by the second half of 1980 at Austin and Pickersgill's covered shipyard at Sunderland, northeast England.

The SD14, of which more than 100 have been built at Sunderland and another 100 under license in various parts of the world, is considered to be one of the most successful series-built merchant vessels in British history.

The National Shipping Corporation of Pakistan placed a £20- million order with Austin and Pickersgill for three 18,000-ton SD18 cargoliners, the first sales of this new design. A few days later, a Hong Kong concern ordered a B26 bulk carrier of 26,000 tons, and a Federal German operator placed a contract for an SD14 (LPS).

Other stories from January 1980 issue


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