With the virtual disappearance of the market for oceangoing merchant ships, most of the major private yards in the U.S. are heavily dependent upon Navy shipbuilding, conversion, and repair for the majority of their work, some as much as 100 percent.
A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels featured during 1984 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ASIE DUA Halter Marine The second of Halter Marine's new
Port Allen Marine Services (PAMS), a subsidiary of Midland Affiliated Company, recently delivered the first of two butadiene tank barges to Shell Oil Company. The second barge is scheduled for delivery one month after the first. These barges have an overall length of 205 feet, beam of 52.
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.
The U.S. Navy christened its newest crane ship, the SS Diamond State (T-ACS-7) at ceremonies at Tampa Shipyards, Tampa, Fla. The ship, named for the state of Delaware, will be operated by the Navy's Military Sealift Command. With a draft of 33
For over 30 years, MMC International Corporation, Inwood, N.Y., has been serving the maritime industry by manufacturing tank gauging systems, both portable and fixed, along with a variety of vapor control valves widely recognized for their durability, reliability and ease of operation.
August 27 To 29, 1986 Design and production concepts to reduce shipbuilding schedules and costs is the theme for the 1986 Ship Production Symposium to be held at the Williamsburg Lodge, August 27-29, 1986, in Williamsburg, Va. The symposium
Changes Create New Supplier Opportunities The Department of Defense has requested $311.6 billion in new budget authority for the fiscal year (FY 1987) beginning October 1, 1986. Included in the budget request, biggest ever in U.S. peacetime history,
Carl R. Meurk, executive vice president of Todd Pacific Shipyards, was the recipient of the National Management Association's Silver Knight award in the NMA Todd Seattle Chapter's special presentation recently at the Tyee Yacht Club. The Silver
The following special section covers the major U.S. Navy contract awards received between the dates of July 31 through September 18 of this year. For coverage of Navy contract awards prior to these dates refer to Maritime Reporter, September 1987 issue,