At a time when even the lowercost Japanese and the aggressive South Korean shipbuilding fraternities are experiencing some difficulties, there are signs of success in the Scandinavian countries. The shipbuilding industries of each of these four traditional maritime nations are still active,
Although funding for Senator Ted Stevens's "Build and Charter" program has been appropriated by the Congress, this particular effort to revive commercial shipbuilding in the United States cannot become a reality until the authorization plan makes its way through Congress and the White House.
In an effort to utilize the now defunct U.S. Lines cruise ships, Congress has recommended that the U.S. Navy purchase the vessels, for possible use as replacement Joint Command Ships. The two 1,900-passenger vessels, which were to have been delivered in 2003,
The shallow-draft sector of the U.S. shipbuilding industry continues its pattern of steady growth, especially in the offshore sector. Construction of utility boats, sicpply vessels, crexvboats, and other types to service the offshore drilling and production platforms,
The following special section features the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair, conversion, maintenance, shipboard electronics, communication systems, weapons, etc. This special section covers contracts awarded between March 23 and May 31, 1988.
In the fall of 1999, American Classic Voyages (AMCV) announced plans to almost singlehandedly revive the business of building cruise ships in the United States. Critics claimed it couldn 't be done, but the ships steadily took shape on the building ways in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
Through technology advancements, the major manufacturers of shipboard electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise and communications faster and easier. Newer, more powerful lorans,
Walter W. Rody, chairman of the American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC), and president of Port Allen Marine Service, Inc., has announced the following to serve as AWSC committee chairmen in 1986: Committee of Counsel—William P. Morelli,
Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc. (MGA) has been awarded two contracts under which the San Francisco- based firm of naval architects and marine engineers will assist with the engineering and design phase in the conversion and modification of two
Oslo, Norway, June 13-16 Nor-Shipping '89, an international shipping and maritime offshore exhibition and conference, will be held at the Sjolyst Exhibition Center in Oslo, Norway, from June 13- 16, 1989. So far, 300 firms have registered at