The teaming of Austal Ships and Bender Shipbuilding to construct, from the ground up, a world-class aluminum vessel construction facility in Mobile, Ala., highlights the level of investment mid-tier U.S. yards have made in the past five years. Austal,
BOOM TIMES FOR KOREAN SHIPBUILDING
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),
Norshipco, MSC A n d M a e r s k Celebrate Renaming Of MV
Lt. Col John U.D. Page Newark Bay, owned and operated by Maersk Line Ltd, for Military Sealift Command (MSC), was renamed MV Lt. Col. John U.D. Page during a ceremony at NORSHIPCO on February 21, 2001. Brad Sauer, president of Maersk Line, Ltd.
McMullen Assoc. Opens Hampton Roads Office —Joseph Bunting Named
John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., naval architects, marine engineers and transportation consultants of One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y. 10048, have announced the opening of a new office located at 2101 Executive Drive, Hampton Roads, Va.
Navy Awards Initial Design Contracts For Sealift Ships
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.
MarAd Issues Order Regarding Seabulk America
On August 15, 1994, the Maritime Administrator and Maritime Subsidy Board issued an opinion and order in Docket No. A-184, addressing the remand of the U. S. District Court in Keystone Shipping Co. v. United States, 801 F. Supp. 771 (D.D.C. 1992).
Northrop Grumman To Acquire Litton Industries For $5.IB
In a move which effectively creates a defense and marine naval construction giant, Northrop Grumman Corp. and Litton Industries jointly announced late last month that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire