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,
Two years ago the President presented to Congress a program to reverse more than a decade of declining American military strength. In the preceding 10 years, real defense spending had declined 22 percent; our nuclear megatonage had been cut in
The Trinity Marine Group has completed a five-boat, $13-million contract with the delivery of two 106-foot docking tugs from Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., to the Jordan Ports Corporation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The new tugs, Amman and Aqaba, are each 106.
The performance of the U.S. Coast Guard's new motor lifeboat averted greater tragedy during an ill-fated rescue mission off Oregon's Columbia River recently, in which a Coast Guardsman and two fishermen were lost. The new prototype vessel, built
The Maritime Administration has awarded $4,250,848 in contracts for 10 projects designed to improve the productivity of U.S. shipyards and to reduce the cost of building ships in the United States. All projects are part of the National Shipbuilding Research Program.
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
In a recent study titled "Ship Costs: Their Structure and Significance," by Drewry Shipping Consultants of London, Drewry argues that cost-cutting for shipowners has gone as far as it can go. As a result, "the outlook is for an end to cheaply acquired and cheaply run ships,
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
One of the more difficult tasks facing both marine engineers and vessel owners contemplating new construction or the reengining of an existing vessel is keeping up with the latest developments in diesel engines for both main propulsion and auxiliary power.
Total Transportation Systems (International) A/S (TTS) recently announced the receipt, through its United Kingdom subsidiary, of a $5.5-million contract to significantly modernize the steel fabrication facilities at Kvaerner Govan Limited in Glasgow, Scotland.