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Hitachi Zosen Receives Orders lor Two LPG Carriers

Hitachi Zosen Corp. won an or- der for a pair of LPG carriers, each with a capacity of 18,000-cu.-m., from Norsk Hydro A.S.

Established in 1905, Norsk Hy- dro is Norway's largest publicly- owned industrial concern. It is now operating 13 gas tankers, and the newly ordered LPG carriers will enhance the company's petrochemi- 1 8,000-cu.-m. LPG Carrier

Main Characteristics

Length o.o 505 ft. (154 m)

Breadth, molded 80.7 ft. (24.6 m)

Depth, molded 43 ft. (13.1 m)

Scantling draft, molded 30.6 ft. (9.35 m)

GI 13,800 (approx.)

DWT 18,500 (metric)

LPG tank capacity 18,500-cu. m.

Main engine Hitachi Zosen B&W

Delivery 1997

ACL To Acquire All

Marine Assets

Of ContiCarriers &


Continental Grain Co. of New

York and American Commercial

Lines (ACL) of Jeffersonville, Ind., announced they have signed a letter of intent under which ACL will ac- quire all of the marine assets of

ContiCarriers & Terminals, Inc. (CCT), a wholly-owned barge trans- portation subsidiary of Continental

Grain, and CCT's wholly-owned sub- sidiary, Dakota Barge Service, Inc. of St. Paul, Minn.

The transaction, which is subject to the negotiation of definitive agreements and applicable regula- tory approval procedures, is ex- pected to be completed by the end of the year. It involves 400 barges, nine towboats and three drydocks.

In addition, Continental Grain intends to enter into a long-term contract with ACL to supply barge freight to Continental's inland river elevators. John Zick, senior vice president and general manager of

Continental's North American

Grain Division, said the company's decision to withdraw from the barge business and to outsource its barge transportation needs from ACL will better position it to manage its core businesses — the origination and international marketing of grains and oilseeds.

Michael C. Hagan, president and CEO of ACL, said the outsourcing by Continental of its barging operations to ACL builds on the long-standing partnership between the companies. cal and fertilizer product transpor- tation capacity.

The carriers are designed to trans- port not only LPG, but also a variety of other products, including ammo- nia and vinyl chloride monomers.

Powered by Hitachi Zosen

B&W6S50MC diesel engines, the multipurpose LPG carriers are de- signed for excellent safety and eco- nomical performance.

The ships will be built at the company's Ariake Works.

For more information on Hitachi Zosen

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Sailors from all over the world are united by one great passion.

And by one great communications company.

The passion for the sea drives men to sailing: it's better to know that one can rely on safe communication links with shore stations, with other vessels, with the various units of the fleet. TELECOM ITALIA, the company which operates telecommunications in Italy, now also manages services previously provided by SIRM, concerning maritime radio links and assistance to navigation, guaranteeing communications and radio traffic, also via satellite. TELECOM ITALIA's offer for the sea further includes sale, installation, maintenance and service for equipment and integrated navigation systems, all complying with the most recent national and international regulations and projected according to the most advanced technologies. Now, merchant ships, fishing boats and pleasure crafts have something new in common: TELECOM ITALIA's security in maritime communications.

A safe harbour for maritime communications. ss^STELECOM


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