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
The Hampton Roads Section held its annual "Ladies Night" meeting at Newport News Shipbuilding recently. The feature of the evening was a sailing film-narration by John Biddle of Rhode Island. Renowned for his sailing films and film-lectures, he
James J. Murphy has been appointed vice president-marketing for the Marine Group of General Dynamics. P. Takis Veliotis, General Dynamics' e x e c u t i v e vice president-marine, who made the a n n o u n c e m e n t , said that Mr. Murphy will
Believed to be the largest barge ever built in the U.S., the 640-foot Belcher 102 (shown above) was launched recently at the Galveston Shipbuilding Company yard in Galveston, Texas. To be employed in the U.S. coastal transportation of petroleum products,
The U.S. Navy has awarded Litton's Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $12.2-million contract to continue engineering and planning support for the Navy's Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) class Aegis guided missile destroyer program. Ingalls currently has construction contracts for six of the ships.
The growing stature of Chinese shipbuilding on the international stage is all the more impressive for the extent to which the industry is embracing specialized vessel categories and higher addedvalue forms of tonnage. Whereas the output spread from
Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Group of Japan has received a contract from Sea-Land to undertake major conversions of four of its T3- class containerships at a total cost of about $50 million. Beginning next January, the ships will be withdrawn in succession from
The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) in cooperation with the Surface Navy Association (SNA) and the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss., will sponsor a symposium in Biloxi, Miss., September 27-29,1990, at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum.
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., has been awarded the contract to supply the twin-screw controllable- pitch (C-P) propeller systems and shafting to Australian Marine Engineering Consolidated Limited (AMECON), Williamstown, Australia, for the ANZAC Ship Project.
The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC), a conference within The American Waterways Operators, represents the interests of the small- and mediumsized or "second-tier" yards in the shipbuilding and repair industry. These yards build and repair the tugboats,