With the virtual disappearance of the market for oceangoing merchant ships, most of the major private yards in the U.S. are heavily dependent upon Navy shipbuilding, conversion, and repair for the majority of their work, some as much as 100 percent.
Owners, Operators, Suppliers Enter 1991 With Renewed Optimism Optimism is certainly the prevailing feeling among owners, operators, builders and equipment suppliers of the workboat fleet serving the Gulf of Mexico as they enter 1991. This renewed
It was an excellent year for innovative design in world shipbuilding, and this is reflected by the ships selected as MARITIME REPORTER'S "Outstanding Oceangoing Ships of 1989." Members of this select group feature superior designs, sophisticated equipment and unique machinery,
Oslo-Based Shipping Conference & Exhibition Expected To Be Largest In Years June 11-14 With the settling of hositilities in the Persian Gulf, the shipping community is once again able to turn its attention to such critical marine industry issues as ship finance,
Report On SCA Seminar On World Shipbuilding An aura of optimism, albeit a cautious one, permeated the conference room at the recent second shipbuilding and repair program sponsored by the Shipbuilders Council of America. The very first speaker,
—Literature Available Houston Ship Repair, Inc., headquartered in Channelview, Texas, operates facilities at Brady Island (Port of Houston), Galveston, Orange and Corpus Christi, Texas. The company's Houston Ship Channel berth on Brady Island accommodates ships up to 780 feet,
The Port of Albany has awarded a $5.5-million contract to the Edward B. Fitzpatrick, Jr. Construction Corporation of Williston Park, N.Y. for the reconstruction of a 1,500-foot petroleum terminal. The major portion of the contract is being- funded by the State of New York.
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 last few years have witnessed a proliferation of specialized software and hardware packages for shipboard applications. Many of these products take advantage of the new generation of small, relatively low-cost personal computers. To bring
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