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.
9th Exhibition And Congress Ship, Mad mery, Marine Technology International Amid general signs of a worldwide recovery in the shipbuilding industry, the 9th Exhibition and Congress of Ship, Machinery, Marine Technology International will be held in Hamburg,
It was an excellent year for innovative design in world shipbuilding, and this is reflected by the ships selected as MARITIME REPORTER'S "Outstanding Oceangoing Ships of 1989." Members of this select group feature superior designs, sophisticated equipment and unique machinery,
Transatlantic reinforcement and resupply would be a critical factor in the conventional defense of Central Europe. Even considering major improvements now planned in airlift and pre-positioning of materiel, the bulk of equipment and resupply would have to come by sea.
Much as h a s t r a n s p i r e d in m a i n s t r e am c o n s u m e r markets, the dot c o m craze has r e c e n t l y e n v e l o p e d the maritime w o r l d w i t h p r o m i s e s of c o s t s a v i n g s and o p e r a t i o n a l e f f i c i e n c i e s.
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,
The Naval Education and Training Center (NETC), located in Newport, R.I., recently took delivery of a new Class (YP-683) Yard Patrol training vessel. This YP is the first of seven YP-683 Class vessels the NETC will be receiving during the next three months from Marinette Marine Corporation,
SPD Technologies has announced the signing of a letter of intent for the acquisition of the ship repair division of Pac Ord, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dyncorp. In announcing the move, SPD president George M. Gordon said the addition of
Reductions in military spending are having adverse effects on defense contractors, particularly smaller companies which are totally dedicated to the military market. Such is the case with SPD Technologies, a large producer of military circuit breakers and switchgear,
Comsat Technology Products, Inc. recently announced that its MCS-9120 Satellite Communications Terminal has been selected for use aboard the Gentry/Continental's Proud Bird— the U.S. competitor in the upcoming challenge for the Blue Riband of the Atlantic.