Last Fall I had the opportunity to attend the Southeast Conference in Craig, Alaska. This conference is an association of communities working together on common issues such as transportation, their regional economy, and outside influences on their region such as the federal government.
"The coming year shows signs of both hope and danger for the U.S. barge and towing industry," the new chairman of the board of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), told the association's members recently. "The hope is based on some longawaited signs of economic recovery,
September 25-29, Hamburg, West Germany The International Shipping and Marine Technology Market with Congress, SMM '90, will be held in Hamburg, West Germany, from September 25-29 at the Hamburg Exhibition Center. Held biennially on the grounds of the Hamburg Messe,
Editor's note: This article pertains to commercial shipbuilding. Details of the U.S. Navy shipbuilding program, which includes the construction of 90 vessels and three major conversions over the next five years, are highlighted in Mr. McCaul's article,
No matter which set of shipbuilding tables or statistics one studies, there is no escaping the fact that Japan continues to be the world's leading shipbuilding nation, supplying over 50 percent of the world's tonnage. This has been achieved, moreover,
Deliveries of vessels by member yards of the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association in the first six months of 1978 totaled 22 with an estimated gross tonnage of 97,161. This compares with 12 vessels and a gross tonnage of 74,380 in the same period of 1977.
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,
RO/RO 88, the 9th International Conference and Exhibition on through transport utilizing roll-on/ roll-off (RO/RO) methods, will be held at the Svenska Massan in Gothenburg, Sweden, from June 7-9, 1988. The central theme of the conference will be the future of the RO/RO business.
After 18 months of talks, the international negotiators have failed to meet their own deadline for a trade agreement to end shipbuilding subsidies, the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) recently announced. "We are extremely disappointed," said John Stocker,
—A Review— Recent technological breakthroughs and advancements in electronics, computer-controlled systems and software, and the introduction of Inmarsat satellite communication services have led to the development of a number of new innovative marine navigation and communications products.