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The Big Six

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,

 

OUTSTANDING OCEANGOING SHIPS OF 1990

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

Productivity Advances In Shipbuilding

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.

Seacoast Announces 'J.I.T.' Inventory Management And Distribution System

Seacoast Electric Co. of Rye, N.Y., recently announced their "J.I.T." (Just In Time) inventory management and distribution system, which has enabled the company to cut costs and guarantee delivery. They currently have a brochure available to deliver

Coatings Corrosion — A Natural Predator

An old naval submariner once said there are really only two types of ships — submarines and targets. However when it comes to corrosion, all ships are targets. Corrosion is the natural predator of all steel that operates in salt water environments.

Hampton Roads SNAME Discusses Improving Producibility Of American Fast Attack Submarines

At a recent dinner meeting of the Hampton Roads Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Lt. Comdr. Blaine R. Brucker presented a talk on "Seawolf Producibility" to members and guests gathered at Fisherman's Wharf in Hampton, Va.

Baldt Offers New 12-Page Full-Color Facilities Brochure

Baldt Inc., Chester, Pa., has published a new 12-page four-color facilities brochure detailing the company's recent reorganization. Entitled "Baldt Charts a New Course," this brochure highlights the responsibilities and long-term goals of Baldt's three new operating divisions.

Global Marine Group Changes Company Name To GMG Systems, Inc.

Global Marine Group, Inc. has changed its name to GMG Systems, Inc. The new GMG Systems, Inc. name reflects the expansion of the company's product lines and services of both marine and commercial activities. The company has recently extended its marine efforts to ©1989,

Autoship Upgrades Several Products

Autohydro 5.2 was recently released by Autoship. The following are some of the more salient new features of the product. Torsion moments are calculated for all ship loading conditions. Moments of inertia are calculated for tank contents and can be user-defined for lightship and added weights.

Saab's Computerized Cargo Handling System Selected By United Tankers Of Sweden

Saab's new computerized cargo handling system, the MaC/501, was recently selected by Swedish shipowner United Tankers for installation on its new product tankers. The two vessels have been ordered at the Uljanik shipyard in Yugoslavia (hull nos.

 
 
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