N e w S h i p b u i l d e r s Council P r e s i d e n t Selected

Edward J. Campbell, chairman, executive committee of the Shipbuilders Council of America, the national industry association of shipbuilders, ship repairers and ship component manufacturers, has announced selection of M. Lee Rice to succeed Edwin M.



Technology Development To Be Given Added Emphasis Navy Shipbuilding Program Navy ship construction has been the major business driver for shipbuilders and ship systems manufacturers in this country over the past decade. This article deals specifically with

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.

MMA Meeting Studies Changes In Navy Acquisition

The Marine Machinery Association recently held its fall Government/ Industry forum in Crystal City with strong participation from industry as well as from the Navy's engineering and purchasing communities. MMA's president, Jim Fromfield of Leslie Controls,

Trinity Industries Acquires Aluminum Boats, Inc.

Crown Point, La., Yard Will Join Marine Group Trinity Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas, has acquired the assets of Aluminum Boats, Inc., a Crown Point, La., shipyard specializing in the construction, conversion, and repair of commercial aluminum boats.

Upward Trend Reported In World Orderbook

A steady upward climb in the world orderbook for the 27-month period from January 1979 to April 1981 has been reported by the newsletter Bremen International, published by the Senate of the West German city. As of April this year, for vessels 2,

Spanish Society And ABS Enter Agreement

The newly organized Spanish ship classification society FIDENAVIS, and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) have entered into an agreement of full cooperation between the societies, it was announced by Robert T. Young, chairman and president of ABS.

J.J. Henry And Seadrec Form Joint Venture To Serve Dredging Clients

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,

Fast Wave-Piercing Catamaran Ferry Ordered For Cross-Channel Route

The Portsmouth, U.K., yard of Aluminium Shipbuilders Ltd. will build a 161-foot wave-piercing catamaran for Condor, the Guernsey ferry operator. The twin-deck vessel, designed by International Catamaran Designs, will be the largest passenger-only


For the U.S. shipbuilding industry, the psychology of hope went full circle in 1980. Starting with the optimism of Congressional enactment of c o m p r e h e n s i ve "omnibus" maritime legislation in conjunction with an accelerated naval shipbuilding

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