A & P Falmouth Has Good Outlook With Reefer Market

Friday, October 12, 2001
The reefer market has proved successful for A&P Falmouth throughout recent months with a total of six bookings for reefer ships from two separate owners. Falmouth is ideally located for the reefer trades on the ballast route from Northern Europe to loading ports in South Africa, Canary Islands and the Caribbean.

Amer Shipping's 13,312 grt vessel the Amer Choapa was the first to enter the shipyard during July. Work completed during the 9 day docking included blasting and painting, steelwork repairs, hatch cover repairs, main engine survey and overhauls to the rudder and tailshaft. Following the successful completion of the Amer Choapa, the 9,070 grt Amer Whitney arrived during early August for similar works covering a 10-day period. Having successfully completed both vessels, A&P Falmouth are now awaiting the arrival on 9th October of the third Amer Shipping vessel the 9,072 grt Amer Everest, for drydocking and survey.

Another major reefer vessel owner, Norway's Leif Hoegh & Co. ASA, also utilized the repair facilities of A&P Falmouth. The 7,743 grt Crystal Pride arrived during early September for drydocking and survey, which included hull preparation and painting and boiler and generator maintenance. Deck repairs included work on the cargo cranes and hatch covers. Following the Crystal Pride, her sister ship, Crystal Prince arrived in Falmouth for drydocking and survey during a 12 day period during mid-September, and a third sister ship, the Crystal Primadonna arrived at the end of the month with similar works completed, and left the yard on schedule on October 8.

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ship Repair & Conversion

DP World in Talks With Banks for $3b Loan

Dubai-owned port operator DP World is in talks with lenders to triple the size of an existing $1 billion loan, as well as extend the lifespan and reduce the interest rate,

Canadian Icebreaker Refit Contracts Awarded

The Canadian Government informs it has awarded a $6.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc. for critical refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship 'CCGS Louis S.

Atkins Gain Maersk Oil Engineering Contract

Design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins, says it has been awarded an engineering support contract covering three of Maersk Oil’s UK assets in the North Sea.

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1289 sec (8 req/sec)