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AWO SHIPYARDS AND THE JONES ACT

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

 

AWSC And The Industry: Working For The Future

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,

Are American Shipyards Competitive?

U.S. YARDS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THEIR FUTURE It had been assumed by many observers that, with the termination of construction subsidies in 1981, American shipyards could not win competitively placed commercial ship orders. But current trends indicate that

Impact Of Lifting Alaskan North Slope Oil Export Ban On The U.S. Maritime Industry

G.A.O. Assesses Nation's Energy Security And The Negative Effect On Maritime Industry The Export Administration Act of 1979 places restrictions on the export of Alaskan North Slope crude that effectively ban its export. The act states that "no

AWSC Elects New Officers At Tampa, Fla., Meeting

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,

The Shipbuilding Market In The USA

During most of the 20th century there has been a debate in the United States about the operation of and the need for shipping and shipbuilding. The debate was interrupted by two world wars and has been intensified during the past 30 years. During the same period,

Coast Guard To Reexamine Rules On Ship Repair

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 To Use Japanese Method Of Building —Gets Trade Zone Status

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.

U.S. YARDS COULD COMPETE WITH EUROPE IN 1990s*

If foreign shipbuilding subsidies are eliminated or substantially reduced, U.S. shipyards have the potential to compete successfully with Northern European yards for construction of U.S.-owned commercial tonnage by the mid-1990s. This was the

Congressional Maritime Legislative Initiatives In 2000

The year 2000 has enjoyed special significance as a transition year bridging two centuries. Similarly it has significance with U.S. lawmakers for the Second Session of the 106th Congress. As the last year of the currently elected Congress, this

 
 
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