When Austal Ltd. of Henderson, Western Australia, started looking last year for a CEO to lead its U.S.-based operations, the job description must have been daunting. They wanted a leader to take the helm of their newly built shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
Imagine earning $1.25 a day to wade through knee-deep mucky waters on a beach in Bangladesh, to dismantle enormous ships with little more than hand tools. This practice is conducted every day by Bangladeshi laborers who work as ship breakers. These vessels,
The bombshell provided by Canada's April 1989 budget completely overshadowed any definitive review of 1988, with respect to Canada's shipyards and associated marine manufacturing and supply industries. I'll return to this dramatic issue after a quick look at the year ending on December 31,
On May 22, 1944, the Certificate of Incorporation of The American Waterways Operators was filed with the Secretary of State of Delaware. It asserted, among other things, that AWO's purpose was, "To promote harmonious and friendly cooperation among
Coast Engineering & Manufacturing Company (CE&MCO), formerly PACECO, Inc., recently received an order for three 50-longton- capacity PACECO Portainers from Maersk Container Service Co., Inc. The post-Panamax cranes will be designed and manufactured
Luckenbach International Corporation of 21 East 66th Street, New York, N.Y. 10021, in conjunction with its associate, Lavino Shipping Company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., have been appointed agents for the Cuban fishing fleet in the United States.
A $3.6-million contract to conduct acceptance testing of sonobuoys for the United States Navy has been awarded by the Naval A v i o n i c s Center, Indianapolis, Ind., to Tracor Marine, Inc., Port Everglades, Fla., subsidiary of Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas.
Maritime businesses are increasingly becoming the subject and target of federal criminal investigations. This is due. in part, to the increased emphasis on the enforcement of the criminal provisions of labor, customs and environmental regulatory provisions.
Hovermarine Transport Limited, the Southampton, Englandbased manufacturers of the HM.2 Mark III Hoverferry, has announced the first sale of their 65-passenger craft in Japan. Hovermarine decided more than two years ago to mount an extensive marketing effort in the Far East,
Manufacturers and suppliers of marine coatings and other corrosion- prevention measures continue to improve their products and services. In the important area of reducing fuel consumption, a new generation of self-polishing, antifouling hull coatings,