—A SUPPLEMENT— This year Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (NNS), Newport News, Va., is celebrating its first century of leadership in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry. More than 700 vessels— from small tugboats to giant,
The 94th Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the concurrent 5th International Maritime Exposition will be held at The New York Hilton Hotel November 19-22,1986. Society membership has now increased to approximately 12,
U.S. YARDS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THEIR FUTURE It had been assumed by many observers that, with the termination of construction subsidies in 1981, American shipyards could not win competitively placed commercial ship orders. But current trends indicate that
H. Allen Fernstrom was elected president and chief executive officer of The American Ship Building Company according to a recent announcement by George M. Steinbrenner, chairman of the board. He succeeds George A. Chandler, who is leaving to become
TANO Corporation of New Orleans has won contracts for marine automation systems for 17 new oceangoing vessels since January of 1980. The dollar value of contracts awarded to the company so far this year is $10.7 million. TANO president James J.
Exxon U.S.A.'s Marine Department recently announced plans for a $100-million program to modify five of its tankers. Newport New Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., will do the work, which is expected to be completed by mid-1981. The five tankers — the Exxon Baltimore,
The first double-hulled, doublebottomed tanker built at its Oppama yard will soon be launched in Japan by Sumitomo. The Olympic Serenity, ordered by Onassis subsidiary Dover Marine Panama at a cost of about $59 million, has been constructed in line with U.
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
Through technology advancements, the major manufacturers of shipboard electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise and communications faster and easier. Newer, more powerful lorans,
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.