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,
Spanish shipbuilder Hijos de J. Barreras, part of Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA), recently delivered the 344-foot Albacora, what is believed to be the world's largest tuna purse seiner. To be operated by Albacora Company in the Indian Ocean from her base at Seychelles,
Repair of the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts entailed a massive lifting exercise in which twenty 100-ton aluminum hydraulic rams operating at 10,000 psi were systematically applied to raise the damaged stern of the 3,700-ton vessel to its normal position.
An $88 Billion Market For Marine Suppliers Second In A Series Of Articles — "Selling To The Navy" The dominant role played by commercial shipyards and civilian personnel in the construction of Naval vessels and in the selection and purchase of equipment cannot be overemphasized.
"It may be said that a favorable economic argument for using coal as a ship's fuel can be demonstrated today in a number of bulk-carrying trades. R e a l i s t ic predictions of future price trends in energy supplies suggest that the argument
Kvaerner Eureka cargo pumps have been specified for two 91,000- dwt North Sea shuttle tankers recently contracted by Finland's state oil company Neste Oy, from domestic shipbuilder Masa Yards. This contract is a significant one for Kvaerner Eureka
Ken Howe has been named manager of marine repair at Jeffboat, a subsidiary of American Commercial Marine Service Company in Jeffersonville, Ind. In his new position, Mr. Howe will be responsible for the management of marine repair as well as Jeffboat's machine shop.
"Is the small passenger vessel industry still a growth market?" This is an interesting question and it could be posed by prospective boat owners and their lenders, commercial developers, municipalities, tour and charter brokers, and certainly, by shipbuilders.
Trumpeting the strength of combining leaders in systems engineering, mid-market shipbuilding and naval architecture, officials from Lockheed Martin, Gibbs & Cox, Bollinger Shipyards and Marinette Marine announced a teaming effort to capture the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship program.
Roland A. Kjelland has been named executive vice president, Kaiser Steel Corporation, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, Calif. 94666, responsible for the corporation's raw materials and shipping activities. In his new position, Mr. Kjelland will have