Rapid technological advancement of large, fast, coastal and short-sea ferry designs is coinciding with favorable population and economic trends to create an important emerging new commercial market for U.S. shipyards and suppliers, according to TransTech Marine's report,
U.S. YARDS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THEIR FUTURE It had been assumed by many observers that, with the termination of construction subsidies in 1981, American shipyards could not win competitively placed commercial ship orders. But current trends indicate that
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.
When President Reagan was campaigning for office in 1980, he said, "Should our shipbuilding capacity continue to decline, American mobilization potential will be seriously undermined because a large reduction in a skilled shipbuilding workforce
MAN B&W Increases Market Share In Two-Stroke Engine Sector Diesel engine manufacturers MAN B&W Diesel AG, Augsburg, West Germany, a subsidiary of MAN Aktiengesellschaft, Munich, and Sulzer Brothers, Ltd., Winterthur, Switzerland, have agreed
A Preview Offshore Technology Conference And Show Set For May 6-9 In Houston, Texas One of the world's foremost international showcases for offshore services and equipment annually for the past 22 years, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)
Shipowners, shipbuilders and bankers were told at a recent meeting in London that as much as $200 billion will be needed over the next decade to replace the world's aging shipping fleets. Rex Harrington, of the Royal Bank of Scotland, forecast that
"Is the small passenger vessel industry still a growth market?" This is an interesting question and it could be posed by prospective boat owners and their lenders, commercial developers, municipalities, tour and charter brokers, and certainly, by shipbuilders.
"It may be said that a favorable economic argument for using coal as a ship's fuel can be demonstrated today in a number of bulk-carrying trades. R e a l i s t ic predictions of future price trends in energy supplies suggest that the argument
Over 200 members and guests attended the recent annual California Sections joint meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers at the Highlands Inn, Carmel, Calif. The initial paper was presented by Douglas C. MacMillan, Fellow,