The Navy has clearly become the dominant source of ship repair, as well as new ship construction in the United' States. Ten years ago Navy business accounted for 36 percent of ship repair employment and 58 percent of new ship construction employment in U.
In recent years the demand for large crew boats has continued to grow in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and has increased in some foreign markets, such as West Africa and Mexico. As their size has grown, so has the horsepower employed by these boats as
Montreal, February 10-11All speakers and topics have been confirmed for the open sessions of the 38th Annual Technical Conference of the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association (CSSRA). To be held Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11 in Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel,
November 9-12, New York, N.Y. One of the most important yearly events in the commercial marine industry, the 96th Annual Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the concurrent 7th International Maritime Exposition,
The Swedish company Saab Marine Electronics has supplied level gauging systems for 18 U.S. Navy supply tankers (T-AO Class). The project, which started back in 1981, was concluded last year. The U.S. Navy rarely accepts equipment manufactured in neutral countries.
Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA, headquartered in Trieste, recently signed a contract with Micoperi SpA of Milan for the construction of a big, versatile offshore workship. The Micoperi 6000 will be a self-propelled, semi-submersible ship made up of two hulls, each 541.
While many facets of the maritime market remain stuck in the doldrums, the passenger vessel end of the market is one which should continue to expand robustly through the coming year and far beyond. The cruise ship market continues its stampede forward,
Last year, Radio Holland USA opened new service depots in the San Francisco, Portland and Seattle areas. Now, the company has opened two additional depots in Norfolk, Va., and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The new branch manager of the Norfolk—in Virginia Beach—is Kenneth Ravenna,
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
"Is the small passenger vessel industry still a growth market?" This is an interesting question and it could be posed by prospective boat owners and their lenders, commercial developers, municipalities, tour and charter brokers, and certainly, by shipbuilders.