Editor's note: The following report is reprinted from the 1984 Annual Report of the Shipbuilders Council of America that was released in April, 1985. For the shipbuilding and shiprepair industries, 1984 was a year in which "holding ground" was a primary operative phrase.
It is an unmistakable fact—the second tier shipyards of the nation are still experiencing a severe economic depression. New construction starts on inland and coastal equipment are virtually non-existent. Overall employment levels continue to decline,
When President Reagan was campaigning for office in 1980, he said, "Should our shipbuilding capacity continue to decline, American mobilization potential will be seriously undermined because a large reduction in a skilled shipbuilding workforce
A new development within the realm of U.S. Shipbuilding — the new Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard (KPSI) is poised to be one of the most efficiently outfitted commercial shipyards in the world. The shipbuilding company, which occupies approximately
Because of a recent court decision, the U.S. Coast Guard will review its rules governing the extent to which U.S-flag ships can have work performed in foreign shipyards without jeopardizing the vessels' eligibility for U.S. domestic trading. Any changes in the rules would affect both U.
Avondale Industries of Louisiana, in a bid to increase its shipbuilding business, has decided to try utilizing the Japanese method of offering a choice of standard configurations to keep costs down compared with its usual custom-design approach for commercial vessels.
A proposed commercial shipyard recovery plan was presented at the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) board of directors meeting and Congressional seminar held recently in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., according to a recent article in Shipyard Weekly.
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHIPBUILDERS COUNCIL OF AMERICA In my message in the 1983 Annual Report of the Shipbuilders Council, I discussed as a major problem the growing divergence between available maritime assets and those required to meet national security demands.
The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) recently held its first membership meeting for 1989 in Tampa, Fla. At this meeting, the shipyard conference elected its officers for 1989. C.H. Walters, National Maintenance & Repair, Inc., was elected to serve as chairman for 1989,
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.