Developments in shipbuilding have been driven by needs to simplify the engineering and manufacturing. The cause is not just to become more competitive but also to avoid problems in controlling engineering and manufacturing costs. Two recent examples
Desco Marine president Tom Collins announced recently that Emerson Shank has accepted the position of vice president for sales and marketing with the St. Augustine shipbuilder. Mr. Shank will supervise Desco's sales and marketing program for new boat construction,
Chemikalien Seetransport (CST) of Hamburg, Germany, and Hanseatic Shipping Co. Ltd. of Limassol, Cyprus, have entered into a joint venture to establish the LNG/ LPG carrier S/S Annabella as a training ship for the training of LNG/LPG seagoing personnel.