It is an unmistakable fact—the second tier shipyards of the nation are still experiencing a severe economic depression. New construction starts on inland and coastal equipment are virtually non-existent. Overall employment levels continue to decline,
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.
- Catalog Available Hardware Specialty Company, Inc., a 53-year-old hardware fastener distributor firm based in Long Island City, N.Y., has been increasingly committed to meeting the demands of the shipbuilding industry. Their Ships Division is
Although funding for Senator Ted Stevens's "Build and Charter" program has been appropriated by the Congress, this particular effort to revive commercial shipbuilding in the United States cannot become a reality until the authorization plan makes its way through Congress and the White House.
The management and Board of Harland and Wolff breathed a collective sigh of relief upon learning that the arbitration case against Global Marine was decided in its favor, mandating that GLM owes the yard more than $31 million. In the weeks leading up to the decision,
Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen AG (ZF) of Friedrichshafen, West Germany, is offering an attractive color brochure on ZF marine gearboxes. Titled "ZF Marine Transmission Systems," the 16-page publication is arranged in seven doublepage sections.
The first dinner/excursion boat of a new ultramodern design developed by Luther H. Blount was recently launched at the Warren, R.I., shipyard of Blount Marine for owners Bay Queen Cruises, Inc. Mr. Blount, president of Blount Marine, is a true innovator in the shipbuilding industry.
Poland boasts a varied and capable ship and boat building and repair base, a core of shipyards and marine equipment suppliers tested and proven to provide advanced marine solutions for owners both domestic and foreign. The companies, which constitute the Polish marine industry,
A "Call for Papers" was issued recently by SPC/IREAPS for delivery at the 10th annual technical symposium to be held August 23-25, 1983, at The Western Hotel-Copley Place, Boston, Mass. A topic form supplied by the organization should be submitted by April 15,
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.