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BAYOU LA BATRE A Shipyard Success Story

Broadened Boatbuilding Capability Spurs New Growth One of Bayou La Batre, Alabama's very old timers years ago said, "You can hear anything in Bayou La Batre except money rattling and meat frying." Fish was the staple and the area generated little outside commerce,

 

Sperry Marine Maintains Leading Position In Competitive Marine Electronics Market

Charlottesville, Va., is home to Sperry Marine Inc., a company which enjoys a world leadership position in an electronics market increasingly dominated by the Japanese. Sperry Marine, which celebrated its 80th anniversary last year, traces its

CRUISE + FERRY 1991 CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION London, May 29-31

Regarded as one of the world's largest passenger ship shows, Cruise + Ferry has been scheduled for May 29 to 31, 1991 in London's Olympia 2 Conference and Exhibition Center. The biennial event, with its large international exhibition, is a premier

BRITAIN A Marine Industry Review

Merchant shipbuilding in Britain is going through a period of radical change and innovation aimed at overcoming the effects of falling demand for tonnage worldwide. Current strategy is concentrated on reducing head-on competition with the "price-leaders" of the Far East,

ASRY's 1984 Revenues Up Nearly 20 Percent

An occupancy rate of 84 percent during 1984 helped Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY) of Bahrain to boost revenues up by nearly 20 percent over 1983. The yard celebrated its tenth anniversary last year. Chairman of ASRY Sheikh Daij Bin Khalifa

MAJOR NAVY CONTRACTS

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.

M a i n Iron Works Y a rd Acquired By Molaison

Main Iron Works, Inc. (MIW) of Houma, La., has been purchased from Sonat Marine Inc. of Philadelphia by Leroy J. Molaison, returning the shipyard to private ownership. Sonat marine, a subsidiary of Sonat Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., acquired MIW in 1979.

Bergesen Orders Four Tankers From Hitachi

Norwegian shipping group Bergesen d.y. ordered four 296,000 dwt tankers from Japan's Hitachi Zosen Corp. for $263.7 million. Officials said the vessels were all under construction, and one will be delivered in the first quarter of 2000, two in

A SHIPBUILDER'S PERSPECTIVE

"Is the small passenger vessel industry still a growth market?" This is an interesting question and it could be posed by prospective boat owners and their lenders, commercial developers, municipalities, tour and charter brokers, and certainly, by shipbuilders.

Gastech 78 LNG/LPG Conference Includes Major Paper From OPEC

The program has been announced for the Gastech 78 LNG and LPG meeting which will be held in the new Monte-Carlo Convention Centre from November 7- 10 this year. It will be the sixth in the series. Leading the program will be a paper of great

 
 
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