The worst kept secret in the U.S. shipbuilding industry is the need for renewed, elevated levels of naval ship construction to maintain the fleet at a level, which allows it to meet its worldwide operational strategies. The bestkept secret is exactly what combination of political pressure,
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Whidbey Island, Wash., recently christened the second of two catamaran passenger ferries it has built for the U.S. Army for use in the Marshall Islands. Built under a $1.8-million contract, the 72-foot FB-817
American President Lines (APL) of Oakland, Calif., has called for bids for construction of an initial order of 733 forty-five-foot containers (prototype shown above), the world's first, according to Richard L. Hill, vice president for land operations and project manager.
In the midst of a world shipbuilding boom, with the highest level of tonnage under construction and on order in 13 years, shipyards are once again producing a number of interesting, economical and innovative designs. The highly competitive, burgeoning cruise
To cope with the increasing volume of work in both shipbuilding and repair, Singmarine Dockyard & Engineering, the shipbuilding arm of Keppel Corporation of Singapore, has acquired two floating docks, one from Belgium and the other from Ireland.
A m e r i c a n P a c i f i c Container Line, Inc. (AMPAC), 501 Army Street, Pier 80, San Francisco, Calif., has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of four container feeder vessels. Each of the vessels will be 496 feet in length,
Campbell Industries of San Diego launched the new tuna superseiner Kukulkan recently, adding impetus to the rapidly developing fisheries of Mexico. She is the first of two such seiners ordered by Atunera del Carmen, an association of veteran fishing people in the state of Campeche.
John T. Gilbride, chairman and chief executive officer of Todd Shipyards Corporation, has announced that the company's West Coast s u b s i d i a r y , Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, has been awarded additional contracts to build, under the Navy's fiscal 1980 program,
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.
New York — September 27-28 The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, in conjunction with the SNAME T & R Ship Production Committee, will present its Third International Symposium, "Maritime Innovation— Practical Approaches '84,