• Short Summary

    THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN SHIP DESIGN AND BUILDING TECHNIQUES IN THE WORLD ARE BEING SHOWN TO THE WORLD AT THE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING EXHIBITION, WHICH OPENED IN OSLO, NORWAY, ON FRIDAY.

  • Description

    THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN SHIP DESIGN AND BUILDING TECHNIQUES IN THE WORLD ARE BEING SHOWN TO THE WORLD AT THE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING EXHIBITION, WHICH OPENED IN OSLO, NORWAY, ON FRIDAY. MORE THAN 230 FIRMS AND ORGANISATIONS FROM 14 COUNTRIES ARE TAKING PART IN THE DISPLAY -- THE LARGEST IF ITS KIND EVER HELD IN NORWAY.

    BRITAIN IS THE BEST REPRESENTED FOREIGN COUNTRY, WITH 37 FIRMS TAKING PART. IT REPRESENTS THE BIGGEST OVERSEAS SHOW EVER STAGED BY THE BRITISH INDUSTRY. ALSO WELL REPRESENTED ARE SWEDEN, JAPAN, WEST GERMANY AND, OF COURSE, NORWAY.

    THE EXHIBITION HAS BEEN MOUNTED IN A PAVILION REPRESENTING AN OLD NORWEGIAN FRAM-HUS -- BOAT HOUSE -- TO GIVE A TRULY NAUTICAL FLAVOUR TO THE DISPLAY. THE EXHIBITS HAVE BEEN ARRANGED TO SHOW BOTH THE BUYER AND THE PUBLIC THE WHOLE VISTA OF MERCHANT SHIPPING -- FROM CONSTRUCTION TO PORT HANDLING FACILITIES -- IN A LOGICAL SEQUENCE.

    ASIDE FROM INDIVIDUAL DISPLAYS OF EQUIPMENT THERE ARE DISPLAYS OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELS TO DEMONSTRATE ALL SPHERES OF SHIPPING TODAY. BRITAIN IS SHOWING A MODEL OF THE TYNESIDE SHIP-BUILDING COMPLEX; WEST GERMANY A WORKING MODEL OF AN OIL INFILTRATION PLANT FOR COASTAL VESSELS; SWEDEN A SCALE MODEL OF A DRY DOCK; AND, NORWAY, A MOCK-UP OF A FULLY AUTOMATED SHIP'S BRIDGE.

    WITH THE WORLD-WIDE BOOM IN SHIP-BUILDING CONTINUING, THE ORGANISERS OF THE EXHIBITION ARE HOPEFUL THAT ORDERS WORTH MANY MILLIONS OF POUNDS WILL BE WRITTEN WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. THE DISPLAY WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL MAY 30, AND IF SALES LIVE UP TO EXPECTATION IT WILL BE RE-OPENED IN OSLO AGAIN AT A LATER DATE.

    SYNOPSIS: OSLO PLAYS HOST TO THE SHIPPING WORLD WITH THE OPENING LAST FRIDAY OF AN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING EXHIBITION. IT IS THE LARGEST DISPLAY OF ITS KIND EVER HELD IN NORWAY, AND IT HAS ATTRACTED MORE THAN TWO-HUNDRED-AND-THIRTY FIRMS FROM FOURTEEN COUNTRIES TO SHOW THEIR WARES.

    BRITAIN HAS THE LARGEST FOREIGN DISPLAY WITH 37 INDIVIDUAL FIRMS COMBINING IN THE BIGGEST OVERSEAS SALES DRIVE EVER STAGED BY BRITAIN'S SHIPPING INDUSTRY. SHIP CONSTRUCTORS ARE WELL REPRESENTED, SHOWING BOTH NEW DESIGNS AND FACILITIES -- LIKE THIS MODEL OF THE TYNESIDE SHIPYARDS.

    WEST GERMAN EXHIBITORS HAVE TAKEN PLENTY OF FLOOR SPACE FOR DISPLAYS LIKE THIS WORKING MODEL OF AN OIL FILTRATION PLANT FOR COASTAL VESSELS.

    A SCALE MODEL OF A DRY DOCK FOR EXPORT IS ONE OF SWEDEN'S CONTRIBUTIONS.

    THE DUTCH EMPHASISED THEIR TRADE DRIVE WITH THIS DIAGRAM OF AMSTERDAM'S HARBOUR.

    NORWAY'S OWN INDUSTRY FORMED THE LARGEST SINGLE EXHIBIT AND ATTRACTED CONSIDERABLE NOTICE WITH MODELS LIKE THIS FULLY AUTOMATED SHIP'S BRIDGE.

    JAPAN, NOW LEADER IN THE SHIP-BUILDING WORLD, SHOWED MODELS OF HER SUPER-TANKERS THAT FIND A READY MARKET ALMOST EVERYWHERE.

    THE ORGANISERS ARE HOPEFUL THAT BEFORE THE EXHIBITION CLOSES ON MAY 30, BUSINESS WORTH MILLIONS OF POUNDS WILL BE WRITTEN -- NOT ONLY FOR NEW SHIPS BUT FOR THE EQUIPMENT WHICH IS HELPING TO MAKE MERCHANT SHIPPING MORE EFFICIENT THAN EVER. AND IF THE EXPECTATIONS ARE REALIZED, OSLO'S INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING EXHIBITION WILL BE RE-OPENED AT A LATER DATE TO SHOW THE WORLD OF SHIPPING TO THE WORLD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2PHMPXSD2JWGAPSUO0NJ1E9DL
    Media URN:
    VLVA2PHMPXSD2JWGAPSUO0NJ1E9DL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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