2002 will surely not be counted as "a banner year" for many, if any, industries, particularly not for the leisure and travel niche. The cruise industry survived a tough year, as terrorism, a shakey economy and sickness outbreaks onboard ships grabbed headlines.
The world's second largest shipbuilding nation, Korea, is in the midst of a shipbuilding boom. All the leading indicators— order receipts, actual ship construction, backlogs and ship prices—are all on the rise. According to the Korea Shipbuilders' Association (KSA),
Norfolk Shipbuliding and Drydock Corporation (Norshipco), Norfolk, Va., has dedicated its new $5-million, 1,030-foot pier for general ship repair, marking completion of the initial phase of an expansion program expected to nearly double the yard's current 2,200 employment within four years.
The arrival of the Port of Portland's 982-foot-long floating Dry- Dock 4 completes five years of research, planning and construction, and was made possible by the confidence and financial support of Portland Metropolitan Area voters. The Japanese
The First International Symposium on Computer Aided Hull- Surface Definition (SCAHD 77) will be held in Annapolis, Md., on September 26-27, 1977. The symposium will be presented by Technical & Research Panel 0-34 (Computers), and hosted by the Chesapeake
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 55 vessels worldwide in September, totaling 1,129,407 deadweight tons or 611,884 gross tons. The vessels classed during the month included two very large crude carriers (VLCCs), one selfelevating drilling
Jered Industries, 1300 South Coolidge Road, Birmingham, Mich. 48008, have recently been awarded two major contracts for their vacuum flush sewage handling system. The total value of the contracts are in excess of $2,000,000. Both systems comply with
Westinghouse Electric Corporation's marine division in Sunnyvale, Calif., has received a $6- million contract to build reduction gears for the Ticonderoga (CG-47), lead ship in a new class of AEGIS-armed guided-missile cruisers. Under terms of
AIRFILCO Engineering of New Orleans, La., has been awarded the contract to furnish two AIRFILCO Inert Gas Systems for the EXXON, U.S.A. tankers under construction at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. This is the second such contract for AIRFILCO Engineering, Inc.
Two ships costing approximately $120 million, which will transport liquid petroleum gas (LPG) from Britain's giant Brent oil field to the United States, are to be built at the Belfast, Northern Ireland, yard of Harland and Wolff. The order, the yard's first since 1974,