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.
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
September 30 - October 2 Siloxi, Mississippi The American Society of Naval Engineers, in conjunction with the Ingalls Shipbuilding and Data Systems Divisions of Litton Industries and the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, U.
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
The award of contracts to develop concept designs for strategic sealift medium-speed, roll-on/rolloff ships of two sizes, 950 feet and 700 feet, was recently announced by the U.S. Navy. Nine shipyards received contracts, each of which carries a value of about $250,000.
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
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.
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
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