The world's second largest shipbuilding nation, Korea, is in the midst of a shipbuilding boom. All the leading indicators— order receipts, actual ship construction, backlogs and ship prices—are all on the rise. According to the Korea Shipbuilders' Association (KSA),
John T. Gilbride Jr., general manager of Todd's Seattle yard, recently announced the promotions of Lawrence H. Hagen to director of industrial and public relations, and Dennis M. Plumb to personnel manager. Mr. Hagen has been employed continuously
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.