M. Roger Eshelman has been appointed director of engineering for Tenneco's Newport News Industrial Corporation (NNI). Mr. Eshelman will direct corporation engineering, design and quality assurance for NNI. A native of Indiana, Pa., Mr. Eshelman
World shipbuilding orders in 1987 rose to an estimated 13.5-million gross metric tons from 12.7-million tons in 1986, according to Lloyd's Register of Shipping Annual Report. This was an optimistic sign, reversing a three-year decline in the shipbuilding industry.
On June 15, 2003. Lester Rosenblatt passed away at the age of 83. MR/EN remembers this industry icon, who through his ambition and wealth of industry knowledge founded what would become one of the world's most successful naval architecture and marine engineering firms.
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation has accepted delivery of the Gulf Fleet No. 44 (shown above), a 190 by 40 by 14-foot towing' supply vessel. She was built in Houma, La., by Quality Shipyards, Inc., another Gulf Fleet company, and r e p r e s e n
Oslo, Norway, June 13-16 Nor-Shipping '89, an international shipping and maritime offshore exhibition and conference, will be held at the Sjolyst Exhibition Center in Oslo, Norway, from June 13- 16, 1989. So far, 300 firms have registered at
Building fast RoPax vessels is nothing new for Australia's Austal Ships. The company, founded just 16 years ago. has quickly crafted a reputation as one of the largest and best builders of aluminum craft in the world, and today boasts an annual turnover in excess of $250 million.
Backlog Of $16.6 Billion In Navy Construction Work At Yards; Shallow-Draft Vessel Construction On The Rise Navy Construction The prime generator of new ship construction remains the U.S. Navy. According to the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) 1988 Ship Construction Report,
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.
—Literature Available Beclawat (Ontario) Ltd. in Canada specializes in the design and manufacture of windows and doors for the marine and surface transportation industries. Since 1934 the company, with its head office and manufacturing facility in Belleville,
Walter W. Rody, chairman of the American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC), and president of Port Allen Marine Service, Inc., has announced the following to serve as AWSC committee chairmen in 1986: Committee of Counsel—William P. Morelli,