Merchant shipbuilding in Britain is going through a period of radical change and innovation aimed at overcoming the effects of falling demand for tonnage worldwide. Current strategy is concentrated on reducing head-on competition with the "price-leaders" of the Far East,
In the fall of 1990, the Berlin Wall came clown, thus unifying Germany into one nation — and marking the end of the Cold War. One year following the fall of the Iron Curtain, U.S. President George Bush and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev signed the START treaty,
Royal Schelde of Vissingen, the Netherlands, will be exhibiting their versatility in shipbuilding this year at the Cruise & Ferry'91 exhibition in London, England, May 29-31, as well as at Nor-Shipping '91 in Trondheim, Norway, June 11-14, by showing models
Name White Rose Builder Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Owner Husky Oil Operation Type FPSO For many years now, contracts for ships and floating units to operate in an offshore environment have been much-prized value-added goals at Samsung.
Elliott Company's Springfield, Ohio, operation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, has been awarded a contract to supply two Elliott White Gill Thrusters to Edison Chouest Boat Rental Company in Galliano, La. The two White Gill Thrusters will produce 9,
Nineteen maritime executives from six countries were elected Members of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at the semiannual meeting of the ship classification society held at ABS headquarters in New York City on September 23, 1985. The new Members are: Klaus Ahlers,
Hawaiian Tug & Barge Corporation have ordered delivery of a 2,560-bhp ship-berthing tug from J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation of Tacoma, Wash. The new tug, designed by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, is scheduled for completion in September 1989,
Ken Howe has been named manager of marine repair at Jeffboat, a subsidiary of American Commercial Marine Service Company in Jeffersonville, Ind. In his new position, Mr. Howe will be responsible for the management of marine repair as well as Jeffboat's machine shop.
The 1991 legislative agenda of the Shipbuilders Council of America will emphasize the following, in addition to supporting a strong Navy shipbuilding and repair budget in FY 1992: C E O • Passage of a trade bill to discipline international shipbuilding subsidy
TANO Corporation of New Orleans has won contracts for marine automation systems for 17 new oceangoing vessels since January of 1980. The dollar value of contracts awarded to the company so far this year is $10.7 million. TANO president James J.