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U.S. SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY HAS MADE GREAT STRIDES IN IMPROVING EFFICIENCY AND REDUCING COSTS

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHIPBUILDERS COUNCIL OF AMERICA The year 1985 witnessed the continued resurgence of the United States as the world's foremost naval power. Measured by any yardstick, the Navy should meet its 600-ship goal by the end of this decade.

 

NEW GHH-Constructed Drydock, Mission Bay, For Continental Maritime

In mid-March, Mighty Servant 3 began a 14,400-mile voyage from Bremen, West Germany to San Francisco, Calif. This heavy-lift ship, operated by Wijsmuller Transport B.V., Ijmuiden, Netherlands, transported the 25,000-ton-lift-capacity floating

Industry Icon Lester Rosenblatt Leaves an Indelible Mark

On June 15, 2003. Lester Rosenblatt passed away at the age of 83. MR/EN remembers this industry icon, who through his ambition and wealth of industry knowledge founded what would become one of the world's most successful naval architecture and marine engineering firms.

SCANDINAVIAN SHIPBUILDING

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,

BoatUFE Supplies Deck Caulking Compound For Cruise Ship Fantasy

BoatLIFE of New York and Southampton, England, recently concluded a major contract with Finnish shipbuilder Wartsila Marine Industries for the supply of deck caulking compound for the 70,000-grt cruise ship Fantasy. BoatLIFE, specialists in marine sealants,

German Dry Cargo Division Breaks Into Super Yachts

The Bremen, Germany-based company within Hamworthy KSE's Dry Cargo Handling Division has entered into a specialist market honing in on its innovative skills — the fast-growing super yacht market. The company, which specializes in tailor- made

Deck Machinery And Cargo-Handling Equipment

To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable

Major Navy Contracts

This special section includes major Navy contract awards issued between the dates of August 7 to November 12, 1986. For Navy contracts prior to these dates refer to MARITIME REPORTER, September 1986 issue, "Major Navy Contracts," page 37. Contracts

NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

—A Review— Recent technological breakthroughs and advancements in electronics, computer-controlled systems and software, and the introduction of Inmarsat satellite communication services have led to the development of a number of new innovative marine navigation and communications products.

Dubai Drydocks Reports Profit For Second Year

—Literature Available Dubai Drydocks, which declared a profit after its first year of activity, reported a profit exceeding expectations at the completion of its second year of operation at the end of February of this year. Since opening the yard in March 1983,

 
 
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