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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


History Repeats Itself In the "City of Brotherly Love"

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

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,

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

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.

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,

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.

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,

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.

Program For U.S. Shipyard Revitalization Proposed

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.

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