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The New Name of Finnish Shipbuilding

The announced merger of Kvaerner Masa-Yards and Aker Finyards — both members of the Aker Yards Groups — draws to a conclusion nearly a decade of change within the Finnish shipbuilding community, while providing the technically talented and market

 

Tokyo Marine Services Starts Trans-Pacific Drydock Tow

Launching ceremonies for the Port of Portland's giant 982-foot Dry Dock 4 were held on August 8 in Kure, Japan, at Ishikawajima- Harima Heavy Industries' (IHI) shipbuilding center. A delegation of Oregon public and labor officials, port commissioners

Bisso Completes Four-Year Bollinger Contract; Successfully Lifts USS Aquila PHM-4

Bisso Marine Company, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently completed a four-year contract with Bollinger Machine Shop and Shipyard, Lockport, La., and also successfully completed the task of lifting the USS Aquila PHM-4 to a high cradle position on

Norshipco Dedicates New $5-Million Repair Pier

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.

Atlantic Marine Acquires Floating Drydock With 225,000-DWT Lift Capacity

Atlantic Marine, Inc., Mobile, Ala., recently purchased a floating drydock for use at its Mobile, Ala., shipyard, with a capability to lift ships up to 225,000 deadweight tons. The drydock is being prepared for tow and it is expected to enter the Port of Mobile in mid-winter.

Shipbuilding Experts Meet To Discuss Ways To Increase Automation And Productivity

Shipbuilding experts from the Navy, Maritime Administration and private industry met in Brunswick, Maine, on September 13- 14 as guests of Bath Iron Works to propose and evaluate methods of improving technological capabilities of U.S. shipbuilding.

Bath Iron Launches Fourth Ro/Ro Ship For States Steamship

The last of four roll-on/roll-off cargo ships built by Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW), Bath, Maine, for States Steamship Company of San Francisco, Calif., was launched on December 21, 1976. Named the S/S Illinois, the 684-foot vessel is part

First International Symposium On Computer Aided Hull-Surface Definition

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

Keppel Adds 20,000-DWT Dock At Philippines Yard

Keppel Philippines Shipyard, Inc. (KPSI) has enhanced its capability by adding a new 20,000-deadweight ton floating drydock to its facilities. The firm now has three docks, two others with capacities of 6,000 dwt each. Named Keppel Floating Dock No.

U.S. Report America's Cruise Line Faces Delivery Delays, Job Cuts

As part of a comprehensive cost reduction program, American Classic Voyages (AMCV) announced in June that it would eliminate 70 full-time positions form its shore-based staff of 470 full-time personnel. The cuts are also attributed to the fact that the company,

 
 
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