Throughout the history of shipbuilding, the key challenge too often has been how to build the right ship around a given propulsion system, rather than creating tailored propulsion system for the ship. That was true when the best propulsion "engines" available were sails,
With the LNG market heating up and owners needing to move quickly to take advantage of profitable opportunities, the work of three companies —Texon, Elefsis Shipyard and ABS — will be remembered fondly. In less than four weeks, Swedenbased Texon
Traditionally Alaskan cruise vessels are known to make regular stopovers at Bay Ship & Yacht Co.'s Alameda, Calif, shipyard and drydock facility for routine maintenance and repairs. The yard has served as host to clients, such as Special Expedition Marine,
Merchant shipbuilding in Britain is going through a period of radical change and innovation aimed at overcoming the effects of falling demand for tonnage worldwide. Current strategy is concentrated on reducing head-on competition with the "price-leaders" of the Far East,
Dr. Norman C. Witbeck, president of Columbia Research Corporation (CRC), Arlington, Va., recently announced the election of Rear Adm. Robert J. Eustace, (USN-ret.), as president of System Enhancement Services Company, Inc. (SESCO), a CRC subsidiary.
Some of the foremost diesel engine manufacturers, shipping companies and engineering firms were represented at the first Diesel Propulsion Conference recently held in Seattle, sponsored by Trans Marine Propulsion Systems of Seattle and International Power Engineering, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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.
Changes Create New Supplier Opportunities The Department of Defense has requested $311.6 billion in new budget authority for the fiscal year (FY 1987) beginning October 1, 1986. Included in the budget request, biggest ever in U.S. peacetime history,
The following special section features the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair, ship conversion, shipboard electronics, communications and weapons. This special section covers contracts awarded between January 29 and March 22,1988.
The following special section covers the major U.S. Navy contract awards received between the dates of July 31 through September 18 of this year. For coverage of Navy contract awards prior to these dates refer to Maritime Reporter, September 1987 issue,