John W. Smith has assumed responsibility for yard operations at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., succeeding John McQuaide, who has retired after more than 40 years in the shipbuilding business. Mr. McQuaide has
Europe's Leading Builder Receives Steady Influx Of Export Orders World shipbuilding is undergoing a period of positive transition. Prospects in the world shipbuilding market appear to be brightening after several years of downturn. Throughout all of this period,
The Marine Machinery Association recently held its fall Government/ Industry forum in Crystal City with strong participation from industry as well as from the Navy's engineering and purchasing communities. MMA's president, Jim Fromfield of Leslie Controls,
Another yard touted for its advanced approaches to design and construction, HDW of Kiel has vigorously implemented changes in its yard to make it more competitive and cost-effective. Its "Shipyard 2000" plan is projected to raise productivity 40 to 50 percent.
Singapore shipbuilder Singmarine Industries Limited, through its ship repair and shipbuilding division, Singmarine Dockyard & Engineering Pte. Ltd., has been awarded its first Italian newbuilding contract, worth $16.2 million. The order calls for the construction of a sophisticated 9,
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., a wholly owned subsidiary of Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc., announced recently that it has been awarded a $5.5-million firm fixed-price contract by Shell California Production, Inc.
A $1.87-million contract from the U.S. Navy for lease of two shipyard gantry cranes has been awarded to the Clyde Division of the Koehring Group of AMCA International Corporation, according to an announcement by Koehring. The cranes, which are of a new design,
Newport News Shipbuilding president Edward J. Campbell recently named Robert R. Hardison vice president, quality. Mr. Hardison will be responsible for all quality assurance and inspection functions for the company. Mr. Hardison replaces L. R. Sorenson Jr.
Reports It Will Build Two Tankers For OSCO Los Angeles Shipyard Corporation, based in San Pedro, Calif., recently announced it had secured its first production contract and has been awarded the exclusive negotiating rights from the Port of Los Angeles
Member States of the International Maritime Organization (1MO) agreed on the need for an audit scheme to assess their effectiveness in implementing global shipping standards, with the adoption of an Assembly resolution on the subject at the 23rd I MO Assembly,