Signs Of Improvement As Passenger Ship Orders Rise Despite battling what the European Community termed "aggressive, irregular and unfair international competition" from the Far East, European shipyards showed signs of improvement during late 1987 and early 1988.
With the recent signing of a $3.6- million contract with the U.S. Navy for the construction of 15 110-foot open lighter barges, Moss Point Marine (MPM) of Escatawpa, Miss., has begun to look to the future with renewed confidence and enthusiasm.
Merwede Shipyard has been busy of late, announcing two significant jobs from the military and commercial sectors. On the military side, the company announced a contract for the design, engineering and building of one Multi- Role Vessel, for Tenix Defence of Australia.
Derecktor signed a contract with the Sandy Hook Pilots Association for the supply of the third of a series of new pilot boats as part of the fleet modernization effort of one of the busiest Pilots Associations in the country. Scheduled for delivery in fall 2001, these 53-ft.
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command announced the acceptance of rates offered by 16 U.S.-flag ocean carriers under its container and shipping agreements for the period October 1, 1989 through March 31, 1990. In the upcoming six-month cycle,
Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc. (Hudship) of Pascagoula, Miss., has announced the signing of two new contracts for pushboats to be delivered during 1980. A contract was signed with Cliff Spanier and Larry Gisclair of Clydesdale Corporation, Harvey, La.
Through recent technology breakthroughs and advancements, the leading manufacturers of marine electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise, and communications faster and easier.
PBI Launches MCM-10, USS Warrior, Seventh in Series Of 11 For Navy; Lays Keel For MCM-12, USS Ardent
The 224-foot wooden mine countermeasure ship MCM-10 was recently launched at the yard of Peterson Builders, Inc., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The sponsor of the ship, Penelope L. Nyquist, wife of Vice Adm. John W. Nyquist, christened the ship Warrior.
V a l m e t ' s N e w A u t o m a t i on System O r d e r e d For T wo Product C a r r i e r s At H y u n d ai
A research project by the Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, "Ship of the Future," has led to an active cooperation between shipowners, suppliers, shipyards, and research institutions in the field of ship automation.
Spurred by the tremendous rise in all marine costs during the past eight years, many suppliers of marine paint have developed sophisticated antifouling coatings to keep a ship's hull smooth and free of marine organisms, thereby reducing fuel consumption.