SENATE APPROVES $1 BILLION FOR SEALIFT SHIP PROCUREMENT The U.S. Navy continues to be the major source of business for shipyards and marine equipment manufacturers in the United States. This article is an excerpt from recent IMA quarterly business reports on Navy shipbuilding and repair.
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,
For the U.S. shipbuilding and ship repairing industry, 1982 was a year of disappointments mixed with blessings. Blessings in the sense that the proposed five-year Navy shipbuilding and conversion plan will provide a measure of stability for the industry.
The cost of complying could be high - but not as high as not complying John Riding, director of Marico Marine, speaking at Ship Repair & Conversion in London, presents a rosy picture for the future of ship repair by pointing out that freight rates
—A directory of the leading shipbuilding and ship repair firms— The following listing of Canadian shipyards highlights yard capabilities and special services offered. For full descriptive literature circle the appropriate number on the Reader Service Card in the back of this issue.
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,
IMA provides a quarterly reporting service on Navy ship construction and maintenance programs. More than 300 companies now subscribe to IMA's quarterly service. This article describing the status of shipbuilding programs is based on excerpts from
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
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.
Defense Department officials, in the first major policy shift reflecting lessons learned from the war against Iraq, have drafted a multibilliondollar plan to expand and modernize the military's fleet of cargo ships. Under the plan, as many as 25 large,