The Desire To Reduce Shipyard Production Manhours Leads Avondale To Production-Line Ship Construction During World War II, ships were built in the United States at a rate which may well have been the most productive in terms of ships per day being produced that has ever been accomplished.
Reportedly the first completed exhibit of the 1984 Louisiana World's Fair became a reality recently when the 1,000 passenger paddlewheel riverboat Creole Queen was christened in New Orleans. The new 190-foot by 40-foot sternwheeler which was built by Halter Marine, Inc.
The newest addition to the U.S. Coast Guard fleet, a 47-foot rescue vessel designed and built by Textron Marine Systems (TMS), successfully righted itself in 5.3 seconds during its first test, conducted recently at the Textron shipyard in New Orleans.
Seacoast Electric Co. of Rye, N.Y., recently announced their "J.I.T." (Just In Time) inventory management and distribution system, which has enabled the company to cut costs and guarantee delivery. They currently have a brochure available to deliver
Subsequent to Mr. Rice's writing of this article, just as we went to press with this issue, Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole promulgated a rule permitting the owners of U.S.- flag tankers built with the assistance of construction differential subsidy
One of Canada's largest shipyards, MIL-Davie, Inc., Lauzon, Quebec, has signed a three-year collective agreement with unions representing the yard's 1,800 production workers which will achieve greatly increased efficiency and competitiveness by introducing new working methods,
BFGoodrich Rivnut® Engineered Fasteners, a business unit of BFGoodrich Aerospace, has developed an innovative, new floating fastener designed for quick, efficient installation where a blind application is complicated by hole misalignment. The Rivnut fastener,
At a recent dinner meeting of the Hampton Roads Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Lt. Comdr. Blaine R. Brucker presented a talk on "Seawolf Producibility" to members and guests gathered at Fisherman's Wharf in Hampton, Va.
Saab's new computerized cargo handling system, the MaC/501, was recently selected by Swedish shipowner United Tankers for installation on its new product tankers. The two vessels have been ordered at the Uljanik shipyard in Yugoslavia (hull nos.
OFFSHORE DRILLING RIGS, SUPPORT VESSELS, NAVY SHIPS, INLAND BARGES, AND REPAIR WORK BRIGHTEN THE U.S. PICTURE
For the U.S. shipbuilding industry, the psychology of hope went full circle in 1980. Starting with the optimism of Congressional enactment of c o m p r e h e n s i ve "omnibus" maritime legislation in conjunction with an accelerated naval shipbuilding