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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

 

FULL FUNDING FOR TWO NEW CARRIERS GIVES NAVY 46% INCREASE FOR SHIPBUILDING

An Update On Navy Spending For Ships, Equipment And Maintenance in FY 1988 There were some nice surprises in the defense budget approved by the Congress late last December. The main surprise was the approval of full funding for two new aircraft carriers.

World's Biggest Syncrolift Now In Service At Todd's San Pedro Yard

A new $47-million Syncrolift shiplift and land-level ship transfer facility, the largest and most technologically advanced installation of its kind in the world, was dedicated recently at the San Pedro yard of Todd Shipyards Corporation's Los Angeles Division.

Doing Business With The Navy

An $88 Billion Market For Marine Suppliers Second In A Series Of Articles — "Selling To The Navy" The dominant role played by commercial shipyards and civilian personnel in the construction of Naval vessels and in the selection and purchase of equipment cannot be overemphasized.

Todd Chairman To Retire In July; Board Nominates New Chairman And President

At a board of directors meeting of Todd Shipyards Corporation recently John T. Gilbride, 69, announced he will retire as chairman and chief executive officer immediately following the annual meeting on July 16, 1986. Mr. Gilbride, who has been chairman since 1975,

Pekka Laine Appointed Managing Director Of New Wartsila/Valmet Company

Pekka Laine, managing director of Tervakoski Oy, has been appointed managing director of the new shipbuilding company to be established by Wartsila and Valmet. Mr. Laine has previously served as head of marketing for FINNPAP in Helsinki, in international duties in Warsaw and Frankfurt,

Employee Buyout Helps Seattle Yard Emerge From Bankruptcy

In one of the largest union-led buyouts in recent years, over 400 union and non-union shipyard workers became the owners of Seattle- based tug and barge builder WFI Industries, helping the company to emerge from bankruptcy. The firm will now be known as Unimar International.

CRUISE SHIPPING 89

Miami, Florida, February 28-March 3 Conference & Exhibition Expanded Following its sell-out success in February 1988, the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Conference and Exhibition, now in its fifth year, is to be expanded by an extra day and moved to a new and larger venue in Miami.

Austal To Start U.S. Shipbuilding Joint Venture

Australian shipbuilder Austal has signed a joint venture agreement to establish a U.S. shipbuilding operation, Austal USA. After extensive investigation, Austal's Chairman, John Rothwell, announced that Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. Inc. would partner Austal in the USA.

Valmet And Wtirtsilti To Merge Shipbuilding Operations In One Group

Two of Finland's biggest shipyards, Wartsila and Valmet, will merge into one shipbuiding group, with Wartsila taking a controlling 70-percent interest. To begin operations in early 1987, the merger will make the new group a market leader in specialty vessels,

 
 
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