This year's 7th International Conference & Exhibition on Maritime Transport using Roll-on/Rolloff Methods—RO/RO 84—will be held on May 9-11 in Nice, France, at the invitation of the City and with the cooperation of the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie
Transatlantic reinforcement and resupply would be a critical factor in the conventional defense of Central Europe. Even considering major improvements now planned in airlift and pre-positioning of materiel, the bulk of equipment and resupply would have to come by sea.
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.
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The events of 1982 clearly indicated that the improvement in the world order book, which began in 1979, was only a shortlived respite from the problems which have beset the shipbuilding industry since the mid '70s. The total volume of new orders placed
This special section includes major Navy contract awards issued between the dates of August 7 to November 12, 1986. For Navy contracts prior to these dates refer to MARITIME REPORTER, September 1986 issue, "Major Navy Contracts," page 37. Contracts
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.
Marine Gears, Inc., Greenville, Miss., recently delivered six new main propulsion Haley gear units and six Haley auxiliary drive units to Main Iron Works, Houma, La. These gears were installed in three new vessels operated by G & H Towing of Galveston, Texas.
Ulstein Hatloe A/S of Ulsteinvik, Norway, recently delivered the 5,129-gt combination research/passenger ship Polar Circle to Rieber Shipping Company Polar Circle. With a length of 300 feet, the Polar Circle can accommodate a total of 120 passengers and crew in 65 cabins.
Homeport Marine Services, Inc. of Moss Point, Miss., has completed the 195-foot fish tender Northern Wind, owned by Arctic Alaska Fisheries, Inc. of Seattle, Wash. Upon delivery, the vessel will travel to Seattle by way of the Panama Canal where