The S/S Ponce (shown above) left Sun Ship Inc. recently after undergoing a 22- month, $30-million conversion at the Chester, Pa., shipyard. In the unusual project, which began in July 1979, a new hull section was spliced into the center portion of the rollon /roll-off (RO/RO) trailership,
The first combined roll-on/rolloff mini-bulk carrier/inland motorship in Europe—the RoRo-Simmental— belonging to the Swiss company Rohr- und Saar-Kohle AG, was recently commissioned. The vessel is 95 meters long (approximately 312 feet), about 11 meters wide (36 feet),
The S/S John B. Waterman is the first of three combination rollon /roll-off (ro/ro) container vessels being constructed by Sun Ship, Inc., Chester, Pa., for Waterman Steamship Corp. of New York. Delivery of the Waterman is scheduled for April 1981.
A paper titled "The 'Skaugran' Class 42,400-dwt RO/ROs," was presented by R. Keith Michel of the Herbert Engineering Corporation, San Francisco, at a recent meeting of the Northern California Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in San Francisco.
Todd Shipyards Corporation reported recently that the U.S. Navy had exercised options amounting to $21.6 million authorizing Todd's Galveston Division to proceed with the modification of the S/S Great Republic, the second of two C5-6- 78A Seabridge
Crowley Maritime Corporation has ordered construction of two 580-foot, triple-deck barges for service in its Caribbean Division, according to a recent announcement by Leo L. Collar, president of Crowley's Offshore Group, SQ.n Francisco, Calif.
The Navy recently delivered to Congress a long-awaited plan on how the Service intends to conduct its sealift program. The Navy's strategic sealift implementation plan said it "would lead to a shipbuilding or major conversion program" with "its size,
Arno Dimmling has rejoined Crowley Maritime Corporation's Caribbean Division in Jacksonville, Fla., as special assistant to the Division senior vice president, Robert G. Homan, according to a recent announcement by Mr. Homan. Mr. Dimmling previously
Dock Express Shipping, BV, a Rotterdam-based, heavy-lift shipowner, has recently established a branch office in Houston. Warren R. Wheelock, vice president responsible for operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, will be the senior manager at the Houston office.
Hansen and Tidemann, Inc., has announced the opening of its first West Coast office in San Francisco to provide a broader range of service to its customers in the West. George Mitchell, with some 20 years in the transportation industry, has been named regional manager for the West Coast.