Trctnsway Orders Second $22-Million Trailership From Jos. L. Meyer Yard

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, according to John W.

Wolcott, president and chief executive officer of Transway, who said that CCT plans to place the new ship in service between Miami and Panama and Costa Rica.

CCT currently operates four specialized roll-on/roll-off trailerships with 13 sailings per month from its Miami headquarters to Central America, Panama, and Ecuador.

The new 9,000-dwt ship will be identical to a sister ship, the M.V.

Ambassador, which was built for CCT by the Meyer shipyard, and which began service between Miami and Ecuador on November 1, Mr. Wolcott said. The new ship has a cargo capacity of 165 highway trailers and 125 automobiles or other vehicles carried on four decks. It is 554 feet long and 71 feet wide, with a draft of 21 feet, and is designed to operate at a speed of 17 knots.

Transway International is a diversified transportation and distribution company with extensive domestic and overseas operations, including marine transportation, freight forwarding, truck trailer manufacturing, and the transportation, distribution, and marketing of liquefied petroleum gas.

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