The 9,280 horsepower Ocean Reliance is the first of two tugs built by Marinette Marine Corp. for Vessel Management Services, a Crowley Maritime Co. The vessel is intended to operate as a tug/barge unit in conjunction with the 155,000-barrel tank barge 550-3.
At a time when even the lowercost Japanese and the aggressive South Korean shipbuilding fraternities are experiencing some difficulties, there are signs of success in the Scandinavian countries. The shipbuilding industries of each of these four traditional maritime nations are still active,
When President Reagan was campaigning for office in 1980, he said, "Should our shipbuilding capacity continue to decline, American mobilization potential will be seriously undermined because a large reduction in a skilled shipbuilding workforce
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.
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,
Kockums Computer Systems AB recently received orders totaling SEK16 million (about US$2.7 million) for the Steerbear CAD/CAM/ CIM system from shipbuilding industry. Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG in Kiel, West Germany has acquired Steerbear general design,
Long Range Study—"Revolution At Sea 2020" Will Provide Blueprint For The Future In an address delivered to the Board of Directors of the Shipbuilders Council of America, VADM. John W. Nyquist, USN, Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Surface Warfare (OP- 03),
Holmatro Incorporated, USA, a subsidiary of b.v. Holmatro Industrial Equipment of the Netherlands, has available a free color brochure picturing its complete line of hydraulic and mechanical jacks, air tools, hydraulic rescue equipment, hoists, and air bags.
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,
The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC), a conference within The American Waterways Operators, represents the interests of the small- and mediumsized or "second-tier" yards in the shipbuilding and repair industry. These yards build and repair the tugboats,