Broadened Boatbuilding Capability Spurs New Growth One of Bayou La Batre, Alabama's very old timers years ago said, "You can hear anything in Bayou La Batre except money rattling and meat frying." Fish was the staple and the area generated little outside commerce,
Navy Programs Could Bring C$16 Billion In Work To Shipbuilding & Allied Industries Over Next 15 Years Based on a speech by J.W. Serge Poirier, Director-Procurement & Supply Maritime, Canadian Department of National Defense (DND), at the Canadian
Last Fall I had the opportunity to attend the Southeast Conference in Craig, Alaska. This conference is an association of communities working together on common issues such as transportation, their regional economy, and outside influences on their region such as the federal government.
Spurred by a number of key factors— the replacement of older vessels in the world fleet, the cruise ship boom, impending double-hull and double-bottom legislation, and prospects of increased trade after 1992—the world shipbuilding orderbook reached a five-year high at the end of 1989.
Report On SCA Seminar On World Shipbuilding An aura of optimism, albeit a cautious one, permeated the conference room at the recent second shipbuilding and repair program sponsored by the Shipbuilders Council of America. The very first speaker,
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
Act Likely To Eliminate All Foreign Rebuilding Of U.S. Fishing Vessels Unregulated fishing and concern for depletion of fish stocks relied upon by coastal fishermen across the nation resulted in attempts to ensure control of the U.S. fishing industry by Americans (i.
The U.S. Navy awarded a $1.3-billion construction contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation to construct the eighth ship of the USS Wasp (LHD 1) class of multipurpose amphibious assault ships. Construction of LHD 8 is expected to begin in May 2003 at Ingalls Operations,
As part of its $13.2-billion merger with Gulf Corporation, Chevron Corporation has announced the consolidation of the Gulf and Chevron marine transportation organizations. Gulf's fleet of 11 tankers will be consolidated with Chevron's for a merged
This article deals with the potential for new business from the current U.S. Navy program. However, as most readers are aware, since the mid-60's, all U.S. Navy new construction work must be conducted in private shipyards. In addition, aside from about 5,000 U.