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Perspectives On Third World Port Development

Within the last decade, containerization has transformed the appearance and operations of many ports in the developed world and has established a dominant position on virtually all deepsea general cargo routes between industrial nations. Despite

Bethlehem Yard Gets $25-Million Contract To Refit Barber Line Ships

Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point shipyard near Baltimore has entered into a contract with Barber Steamship Lines to refit five of its foreign-flag vessels for use in the U.S. Navy's Ready Re- serve Fleet (RRF). The upgrading work will

Britain's P&O Group Designs New Type Naval Vessel To Be Built In Private Yards

Britain's giant shipping group P and 0 has unveiled designs for a versatile new type of naval vessel which can be built or refitted in any commercial shipyard capable of handling a deepsea trawler. The designs are intended to help governments with

Peoples' Republic Of China Concentrates On Building Up Bulk Carrier Fleet

Over the past year or so, well over 100 secondhand dry cargo ships have been purchased by the Chinese, either for their domestic fleet, or for operation under "convenience" flags. A surprisingly large number of these—possibly over 30—have been bulk carriers,

ICHCA Appoints Finlay New Secretary General

On behalf of the Council and Executive Board of the International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association, the chairman, R.P. Holubowicz, has announced that Patrick Finlay has been appointed secretary general of the Association. Headquartered at Abford House,

CREDIT IN THE BUNKER BUSINESS Pitfalls, Problems, Techniques And Solutions

Conference told shipowners are being given "extraordinarily generous" credit terms for bunkers. The average bunker stem in today's shipping industry is around 700 tons per ship with a current value— at $85 per ton— of some $60,000. On an average fleet size of fourteen ships,

 
 
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