Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Inc., of Mobile, Alabama, has become the first U.S. shipyard to win a container ship contract
in 10 years. The contract calls for Bender to build two vessels capable of carrying 367 45-ft. containers for California-based Santa Maria Shipping L.L.C. Bender and Santa Maria Shipping will
sign the contract at a ceremony and press briefing.