The collapse of a giant, brand new gantry crane which killed 36 people in a Shanghai shipyard may have been caused by loose steel ropes, state media and an engineer at the crane's designer said in published reports. At press time, Chinese authorities
Finland's Napa Oy has opened a Representation Office in Kobe, Japan, to strengthen the company's presence in the region. Naoki Mizutani has been appointed manager of the Representation Office in Japan. The company is committed to playing a key role in Southeast Asia,
Wartsila Corporation received a contract to supply main diesel generating sets for a 19,500 dwt product/chemical tanker being built at Shanghai Edward Shipbuilding in the People's Republic of China. Delivery of the ship is scheduled in August 2005.