World shipbuilding orders in 1987 rose to an estimated 13.5-million gross metric tons from 12.7-million tons in 1986, according to Lloyd's Register of Shipping Annual Report. This was an optimistic sign, reversing a three-year decline in the shipbuilding industry.
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
Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. of South Korea is constructing four multipurpose, wider-hatch container/bulk carriers for the Jardine Group of Hong Kong and Gearbulk Ltd. of Norway. The first ship in the series, the Hawk Arrow
The Trinity Marine Group, New Orleans, La., has been awarded a contract to build a 110-foot harbor docking tug for Chevron U.S.A., Inc. The new vessel will be a twinscrew, double rudder, diesel-powered tug, with Kort backing nozzles, but with the capability of ocean towing service.
The SMM exhibition in Hamburg has once again proven that it is the cradle of marine technology and the grand-daddy of all marine exhibitions. On display in 12 separate halls were more than 1,300 exhibitors from more than 50 countries, launching
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 Sembawang Group of Singapore has announced its entry into the international salvage and towing business with the launching of a new subsidiary, Sembawang Salvage Co. Pte. Ltd. (SEMCO). The initial investment is reported to be S$35 million (about $15.
Baldt, Inc. has been awarded four c o n t r a c t s for approximately $1,000,000 by Ingalls Shipbuilding for manufacturing anchor, chain and hardware for four ships being constructed for the U.S. Navy. The announcement was made by Philip J. Carcara, president of Baldt.
—A Review— Recent technological breakthroughs and advancements in electronics, computer-controlled systems and software, and the introduction of Inmarsat satellite communication services have led to the development of a number of new innovative marine navigation and communications products.
Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., was recently awarded a contract by E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc., to design and construct a new 3,900- hp versatile tug which will be capable of river and harbor work, as well as full ocean service. The tug