A stagnant economy, threat of overcapacity and canceled cruises due to repairs and late deliveries have conspired to slow the hyper-growth cruise industry has enjoyed for the past decade. Even last year's new Millennium, which hurst onto the cruise scene with its new gas turbine propulsion,
Since becoming an independent company as a result of a management buyout from Gould Inc. in the spring of 1987, SPD Technologies has experienced significant growth through new product development and important acquisitions under the guidance of George M.
Donald M. Surgenor has been appointed vice president and general manager of Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Seattle, with the retirement of Harry Hofmann, according to Philip F. Spaulding, president. The appointment is step one in an internal reorganization plan
The European Intership initiative to breathe new life into Europe's flagging ship construction industry could provide a pointer for repair yards in the region, some believe. The seven yards in five countries have secured €19 million in EU funding
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's new Sabine Yard on Pleasure Island, Port Arthur, Texas, will be operational in spring 1985 following the installation of one of the largest floating drydocks in the country. The announcement by David H. Klinges, vice
The National Shipbuilding Research Program Was Developed By The Maritime Administration And The Society Of Naval Architects And Marine Engineers To Serve All U.S. Shipbuilders. The singular characteristic of the National Shipbuilding Research Program
Curacao Drydock Inc., at Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, recently completed a multimillion dollar contract to repair the semisubmersible offshore mobile drilling unit Blue Water No. 3 for its owner Santa Fe Drilling Inc. Among the significant items
Beliard, Crighton & Cie S.A., the leading French ship repairer based at Dunkirk, recently opened its fourth drydock with the docking of the South African container vessel S.A. Sederberg. Measuring 50 meters by 310 meters (approximately 164 feet by 1,
First Phase Of New Keppel Subsidiary, Tuas Shipyard, To Cost $70 Million —A Number Of Key Appointments Made
Over the last three years, the volume of ship repair work handled 'by Keppel Shipyard (Private) Ltd., Singapore, has more than doubled, and the point has now been reached when investment in new facilities is essential if the company is to continue to grow.
Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Mobile, Ala., has begun construction of a large floating drydock which will expand the yard's ship repair capabilities. The drydock will be able to handle ships up to 700 feet long and 20,000 deadweight tons.