According to the Annual Report of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, events during 1985 offered little to the world's shipping and shipbuilding industries, and there were few indications of any real improvements in the foreseeable future. The world merchant fleet declined last year to 416.
City of London, March 18-22 The City of London will be the focus of attention for the world's shipping industry when the second Expoship London is held March 18- 22 this year at the Barbican Centre. This international exhibition, first staged in 1983,
Todd Shipyards Corporation, Los Angeles (Calif.) Division, recently laid the keel for the first of six Guided Missile Frigates for the U.S. Navy. The official certification of the keel was performed by Capt. Edmund A. Miller, USN, Commander, Long
First announced in June 1998 by the company that prides itself on "its growth lying in its past," Cunard Line Limited has plans to construct the world's largest passenger vessel to ever sail the high seas. Scheduled for completion 2003, Queen Mary 2 will measure a record 1,100 ft.
The Maritime Administration has announced the availability of a three-volume technical report, "Microcomputer- Based Planning System for Liner and Bulk Shipping Operators." Under a MarAd research and development contract, Temple, Barker and Sloane, Inc.
Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. (P&O) recently purchased Los Angeles-based Sitmar Cruises for a reported $210 million. With the purchase of Sitmar Cruises, P&O, which already operates a fleet of six ships through its Los Angeles-based Princess Cruises subsidiary,
Unitor Ships Service was the main supplier of specialized hospital equipment for the recently built Royal Viking Line luxury cruise ship Royal Viking Sun. She is the fifth cruise vessel to be equipped with Unitor hospital equipment since the firm introduced its product line in 1987.
For over 14 years, Universal Marine Medical Supply Co., with its main headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y., has served the marine industry, both the commercial and naval sectors, with a reliable, economical and efficient distribution system for marine medical supplies.
Meyer Werft of Papenburg, West Germany, recently released an artist's rendering of its new roofed-over building dock. With a length of about 870 feet and width of more than 328 feet, this hall will be one of the world's largest roofed building docks.
September 30 - October 1, — New York, NY The New York Metropolitan Section of SNAME, in conjunction with T&R Panel 0-36 (Economic Analysis of Marine Transportation Systems), The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, will present