The enormity of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. have effectively changed the world's collective attitude toward security, particularly in regards to the potential use of the maritime industry as an instrument of destruction. While the events of early September are global in scope,
10-YEAR FORECAST OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN U.S. NAVY SHIP MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR International Maritime Associates, Inc., (IMA), Washington, D.C., has just published a 280-page report which forecasts business opportunities in Navy ship maintenance from 1989 through 1998.
The Navy has clearly become the dominant source of ship repair, as well as new ship construction in the United' States. Ten years ago Navy business accounted for 36 percent of ship repair employment and 58 percent of new ship construction employment in U.
Fascination with the underwater wonders of the sea has prompted more than 700,000 passengers1 to venture as deep as 250 feet below the water's surface in tourist submersibles. All of these passengers have returned safely to the surface after the ride of a lifetime.
For more than a hundred years, the Pacific Northwest has ranked as a center for vessel design, construction and preservation. Beginning with the advent of the Pacific cod fishery in the 1880s, utilizing the raw material afforded by the vast Northwest forests,
The Maritime Administration has approved an increase in the actual cost of a twin-screw tugboat owned by Beker Shipping Co. from $8,036,770 to $8,951,- 800.46. The maximum amount of MarAd's Title XI guarantee as a result of this change has been fixed at $7,832,000.
The Maritime Administration has given its approval for United States Lines, Inc. to acquire the ships and other assets of Delta Steamship Lines, Inc. Under the agreement, USL will buy the 11 existing Delta ships and will charter the three being
According to a new Japanese survey, the world shipbuilding industry is capable of producing only 40 VLCCs a year because of capacity restrictions, workforce ability, technological standards and price competition. Thirty-seven shipbuilding berths around
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
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHIPBUILDERS COUNCIL OF AMERICA In my message in the 1983 Annual Report of the Shipbuilders Council, I discussed as a major problem the growing divergence between available maritime assets and those required to meet national security demands.