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Robert Allan: Naval Architecture is in the Blood

Since the beginning of the 20th Century when Robert Allan's grandfather emigrated from Scotland to Canada, he treated the concept of naval architecture as a "science" rather than a trade. With little money but a lot of talent, the young man nurtured

 

Fast Ferries Still a Core Market for Austal

Although it has diversified into other vessel types in recent years. Western Australian based shipbuilding group Austal still counts fast ferries as a core market. The last year has been no exception. with the biggest news being the June announcement

OUTSTANDING PASSENGER VESSELS OF 1988

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

CRUISE + FERRY 1991 CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION London, May 29-31

Regarded as one of the world's largest passenger ship shows, Cruise + Ferry has been scheduled for May 29 to 31, 1991 in London's Olympia 2 Conference and Exhibition Center. The biennial event, with its large international exhibition, is a premier

CANADIAN SHIPBUILDING AND REPAIR YARDS

—A directory of the leading shipbuilding and ship repair firms— The following listing of Canadian shipyards highlights yard capabilities and special services offered. For full descriptive literature circle the appropriate number on the Reader Service Card in the back of this issue.

Spaarneborg Premieres As First Of Stora Enso's New Series

A member of the Wagenborg trio, MV Spaarneborg Slingewas constructed at German shipyard Flender Werft as part of a key component within a new transport system developed by forestry product company Stora Enso. Modeled after a new intermodal project,

REVIEW OF SHIPBUILDING AND REPAIR AT U.S. YARDS

Backlog Of $16.6 Billion In Navy Construction Work At Yards; Shallow-Draft Vessel Construction On The Rise Navy Construction The prime generator of new ship construction remains the U.S. Navy. According to the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) 1988 Ship Construction Report,

THE WORLD ORDERBOOK

For the quarter ended June 30, 1994, there were 1,098 steamships and motorships with a gross tonnage (gt) of 15,844,647 under construction in the world. This figure is 149,823 gt more than last quarter. There are 1,050 ships on order which have not been commenced for a combined total gt of24,

Power for a New Breed of RoPax

Building fast RoPax vessels is nothing new for Australia's Austal Ships. The company, founded just 16 years ago. has quickly crafted a reputation as one of the largest and best builders of aluminum craft in the world, and today boasts an annual turnover in excess of $250 million.

Purposeful Chinese

The growing stature of Chinese shipbuilding on the international stage is all the more impressive for the extent to which the industry is embracing specialized vessel categories and higher addedvalue forms of tonnage. Whereas the output spread from

 
 
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