At a time when even the lowercost Japanese and the aggressive South Korean shipbuilding fraternities are experiencing some difficulties, there are signs of success in the Scandinavian countries. The shipbuilding industries of each of these four traditional maritime nations are still active,
When the Navy announced on 2 April that Bath Iron Works had won the competition to build the first of the new DDG-51 (Arleigh Burkeclass) Aegis guided missile destroyers it meant—for the Navy, and for the U.S. shipbuilding industry as well—the end of a very long wait.
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
It was 1974 when the first of GE's advanced-technology marine gas turbines, the LM2500, entered naval service aboard the U.S. Navy's USS Spruance (DD-963). Since that time, the LM 2500 has been selected by 17 other navies, GE has introduced other marine gas turbines,
The program has been announced for the Gastech 78 LNG and LPG meeting which will be held in the new Monte-Carlo Convention Centre from November 7- 10 this year. It will be the sixth in the series. Leading the program will be a paper of great
Carrier Transicold, a division of United Technologies, is offering a free 20-page worldwide directory detailing its marine refrigeration and air conditioning sales and services centers. Entitled "Ports of Call World- wide," the publication provides the addresses,
Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, recently delivered the LPG/ ammonia carrier Skriveri to AKP "Sovcomflot" of Moscow. This newbuilding is the third ship in a series of six gas carriers for the USSR. Upon completion of the series by the autumn of 1991,
At the Papenburg, West Germany, shipyard of Meyer Werft the containership Ville D'Orient was converted into a combined sheep/cow carrier and recently delivered on schedule to the Turkish-Libyan Joint Maritime Transport Company of Istanbul, which will lease the ship from the principals,
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.
The latest world shipbuilding statistics published by Lloyd's Register (LR) show an increase of 2.3 million gross tons (gt) (21.3 percent) in new ship completions in 1989 from the previous year and up by almost 1 million gt from 1987. The total o u t p u t in 1989 amounted to 13.