• Short Summary

    A NEW CONTAINER SHIP BUILT SPECIFICALLY FOR THE TRANSPORT OF CONTAINERISED CARGO BETWEEN EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA, WAS LAUNCHED AT BREMEN IN WEST GERMANY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    A NEW CONTAINER SHIP BUILT SPECIFICALLY FOR THE TRANSPORT OF CONTAINERISED CARGO BETWEEN EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA, WAS LAUNCHED AT BREMEN IN WEST GERMANY YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). THE SHIP - 24,000 TONS - IS THE SECOND OF A FLEET OF IDENTICAL SISTER SHIPS NOW BEING BUILT FOR ASSOCIATED CONTAINER TRANSPORTATION, LIMITED, OF GREAT BRITAIN AND ITS AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATE, TRANS-OCEAN CONTAINERS PROPERTY, LIMITED, OF SYDNEY.

    THE SHIP WAS LAUNCHED BY MRS. EVELYN CAMPBELL, WIFE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL EXPORTERS OVERSEAS TRANSPORT COMMITTEE, MR. D.A.S. CAMPBELL. SHE NAMED THE SHIP "ACT 2".

    THE NEW SHIP WILL CUT THE AVERAGE JOURNEY FROM AUSTRALIA TO EUROPE FROM 57 DAYS TO AS FEW AS 34 DAYS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA598Y67EXSOYUUODUJ5K1MCZYN
    Media URN:
    VLVA598Y67EXSOYUUODUJ5K1MCZYN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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