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,
IMA specializes in strategic market planning. Among its more than 60 clients in 18 countries are Allis-Chalmers, Grumman Aerospace, National Intergroup, Ulstein, Mitsubishi, Todd Shipyards, Oppenheimer & Co., Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and M.
ALEXANDRIA BELLE Blount Marine In 1988, busy passenger boat builder Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., delivered the 87- foot replica steam paddlewheeler Alexandria Belle to Uncle Sam Tours of Alexandria Bay, N.Y. The third vessel to
The U.S. Coast Guard recently announced the award of a contract worth $79,664,877 to Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Inc. of Lockport, La., for construction of 15 high-speed, diesel-powered patrol boats. The contract was awarded following the decision of the U.
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,
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., signed a contract, pursuant to approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to acquire the assets and operations of Halter Marine from Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. If approved, Bollinger contemplates acquiring substantially all of Halter's operating assets,
Conrad Industries, Inc., located on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City, La., has completed an expansion program enabling the company to triple its barge production capacity. A new metal building 360 by 100 by 45 feet fronting on an added 150
The year 2000 has enjoyed special significance as a transition year bridging two centuries. Similarly it has significance with U.S. lawmakers for the Second Session of the 106th Congress. As the last year of the currently elected Congress, this
While many facets of the maritime market remain stuck in the doldrums, the passenger vessel end of the market is one which should continue to expand robustly through the coming year and far beyond. The cruise ship market continues its stampede forward,