The Desire To Reduce Shipyard Production Manhours Leads Avondale To Production-Line Ship Construction During World War II, ships were built in the United States at a rate which may well have been the most productive in terms of ships per day being produced that has ever been accomplished.
Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia turned over its 12th Los Angeles Class (SSN-688) attack submarine to the U.S. Navy recently when it delivered the USS Olympia (shown above on sea trials). The new ship is the 36th submarine the Newport News yard has built for the Navy.
On May 15, Uljanik Shipyards in Pula delivered Grande Lagos, built on behalf of Grimaldi-Napoli. The ship was launched by Mrs. Aldi C. Sekibo, the consort of the Minister of Transports of Nigeria. Grande Lagos is the seventh ship, following up a maxi-order of 11 ships,
Europe's Leading Builder Receives Steady Influx Of Export Orders World shipbuilding is undergoing a period of positive transition. Prospects in the world shipbuilding market appear to be brightening after several years of downturn. Throughout all of this period,
American President Lines, Ltd. (APL) has applied for construction- differential subsidy (CDS) to aid in the construction of five new containerships, with an option of building only four. The vessels will be used in APL's trans-Pacific services.
One of Canada's largest shipyards, MIL-Davie, Inc., Lauzon, Quebec, has signed a three-year collective agreement with unions representing the yard's 1,800 production workers which will achieve greatly increased efficiency and competitiveness by introducing new working methods,
Wallace Coast Machinery Company of Bell wood (Chicago) recently shipped a 155-mm by 9-mm capacity CNC pipe bender to Fincantieri Navali Italiana in Livorno. Wallace Coast has been a primary supplier of shipyard and shipboard benders to the U.S.
Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., which has just completed a 150-acre complex for the construction of commercial ships, has announced the first phase of what is expected to be a major facilities expansion and modernization program in its South Yard.
The J . J . Henry Company, Inc. of Moorestown, N.J., and Seadrec Ltd. of P a i s l e y , Scotland, announce the formation of a joint v e n t u r e company to provide dredge designs, detail construction drawings, associated engineering services,
Rapidly rising prices for steel plate in China may be taking the edge off the financial performance at some Chinese shipbuilders. But it will take a lot more than that to undermine shipyards' dramatic expansion plans aimed at ensuring the country's