shipbuilding

3-D Modeling For Small And Large Vessel Construction

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

 

Emerson Shank Joins Desco Marine As VP Sales And Marketing

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,

E.C. Flint Promoted At Zidell's Marine Construction Division

Edward C. Flint has been promoted to production manager of the Marine Construction Division of Zidell Explorations, Inc., Portland, Ore. In his new position, Mr. Flint, who has 20 years of marine construction experience, will be responsible for all phases of Zidell barge construction,

Paper On Water jet Propulsion Discussed During SNAME Philadelphia Section Meeting

The subject of the January meeting of the Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was "Waterjet Propulsion." Considering the U.S. Navy's latest philosophy of smaller, faster, ships, the paper was very timely.

Incat Signs Deal With Bollinger

In a move which signals the longawaited fast craft boom in the U.S. is about to begin, Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La., and Incat Australia Pty. signed an agreement for Bollinger to market and build high speed craft to Incat designs in the U.

10-Year, $100-Billion Navy Shipbuilding Program Advocated

Senator Gary Hart (D-Colo.), and former Senator Robert Taft Jr. (R-Ohio) have joined in drafting the 1978 edition of White Paper on Defense, entitled "A Modern Military S t r a t e g y for the United States," which calls for "new force structure,

High-Speed Innovative Containership To Be Designed By Japanese

Key To Fast Ship Design May Be Submerged Cylinders An $11 million project to design a small containership that will travel 55 miles an hour and carry 1,000 tons of cargo is being carried out by the Japanese Government and several Japanese shipyards.

ABS Classes 127 New Vessels In September

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 127 new vessels worldwide in September. The vessels totaled 1,705,864 deadweight tons, or 940,520 gross tons, and included 13 bulk carriers, four very large crude carriers (VLCCs), one roll-on/roll-off vehicle carrier,

Blohm + Voss Shortens Sea-Land Ships, Gels QE2

A technically demanding contract was signed by Blohm + Voss in March, a contract which calls for the shortening of three Sea-Land Atlantic Class Vessels (ACV), the Galveston Bay, Sea-Land Value and Raleigh Bay (see photo, page 25). Each of the

Promoting A Modal Shift

The actual extent of European public funding to promote a modal shift from road to waterborne transportation has up until now — been far outweighed by political discourse on the subject — no doubt designed to appeal to the popular, environmentalist vote.

 
 
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