One of the most important improvements in ship production has been the introduction of CAD/CAM. The initial use of computers for drafting, lofting and automation of steel cutting has been extended from the design office and the mold loft throughout
A roundup of some of the most notable vessels delivered by shipyards throughout the world during 1984—selected for their outstanding design features, fuel efficiency, performance, and service characteristics. AMERICAN NEW YORK Daewoo Shipbuilding The
German industry is doing much to advance the development and application of fuel cell technology, and is responsible for many of the initiatives launched so far in the marine sector. Although skeptics in the commercial shipping domain discount
Robert A. Guthans, president and chief executive officer of Mobile, Alabama-based Midstream Fuel Services, Inc., and its two subsidiary companies, Tenn-Tom Towing Company, and Petroleum Energy Products Company, was elected chairman of the board
The annual membership meeting of Western Shipbuilding Association (WSA) was held recently in San Francisco, Calif. Rear Adm. James K. Nunneley, USN, Deputy Commander for Industrial and Facility Management, Naval Sea S y s t e m s Command, Washington, D.
Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth H. Dole has announced a series of reforms and improved criteria for Federal guarantees of private sector financing to construct, reconstruct, or rehabilitate vessels in U.S. shipyards. A new rule details amendments
Todd Shipyards Corporation has reported improved sales and earnings f o r the first quarter ended June 29, 1980. Todd currently has a backlog of $1.5 billion, and a good earnings trend is expected to continue, the company reported. At its Annual Shareholders Meeting,
CDI Marine Company, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based supplier of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Design to private and naval shipyards has announced changes in its executive management structure. The regional management concept under which
Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company, Jacksonville, Fla., has announced an important change in executive management of the company. James M. Dunford, who had been executive vice president, has assumed the position of assistant to the president, and Dr.
A new hydrographic survey ship being built for the Canadian Government was floated out recently at Versatile Pacific Shipyards(VPSI) in Victoria, B.C., Canada. The state-of-the-art scientific vessel, constructed over 16 months at a cost of $17 million,