• Short Summary

    MOTOR VESSEL "BENVALLA" OF THE BEN LINE ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE FROM LONDON ON NOVEMBER 2 ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE TO HONG KONG AND JAPAN.

  • Description

    MOTOR VESSEL "BENVALLA" OF THE BEN LINE ARRIVED IN SINGAPORE FROM LONDON ON NOVEMBER 2 ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE TO HONG KONG AND JAPAN.

    THE VESSEL ALSO CAN CARRY 12 FIRST CLASS PASSENGER IN HER FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED CABINS. THE STYLING OF CABINS FOR BOTH CREW MEMBERS AND PASSENGERS IS COMPARABLE TO THESE AVAILABLE ON REGULAR PASSENGER LINES.

    M.V. "BENVALLA", BUILT FOR LONDON/HONG KONG AND FAR EASTERN SERVICE, CARRIED CARS AMONG HER CARGO ON HER MAIDEN VISIT TO SINGAPORE. SHE IS A SISTER SHIP OF M.V. "BENLOYAL" AND "BENGLOE" OF THE BEN LINE FOR WHICH A FOURTH SHIP OF SIMILAR TYPE IS ALSO UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THIS CLASS OF VESSELS PROVIDE FASTEST SCHEDULED SAILINGS BETWEEN EUROPE AND FAR EAST BECAUSE OF BOTH SPEED AND FEW-STOP RUN.

    BEN LINE, WITH THE ADDITION OF M.V. "BENVALLA", HAS NOW A FLEET OF 27 OCEAN-GOING VESSELS WITH A TOTAL TONNAGE OF ABOUT 310,000.

    THE ARRIVAL OF THE VESSEL IN SINGAPORE WAS MARKED BY A COCKTAIL PARTY ON BOARD THE SHIP ON NOVEMBER 2 NIGHT WHEN SINGAPORE'S MINISTER FOR FINANCE DR. GOH KHENG SWEE WELCOMED THE ADDITION OF "BENVALLA" TO BEN LINER FLEET AND POINTED OUT THAT SINGAPORE LIVED ON HER SHIPPING SERVICES AND WOLD CONTINUER TO RENDER THEM EFFICIENTLY.

    MR. A. S. KINNEAR, GENERAL MANAGER OF BEN LINE (FAR EAST), WELCOMED DR. GOH. AMONG THE GUESTS WAS DEPUTY PREMIER OF SINGAPORE, DR. TOH CHIN CHYE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8UPXOXJYITGSP5YLXX3TFOUHM
    Media URN:
    VLVA8UPXOXJYITGSP5YLXX3TFOUHM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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