China's importance in the world maritime market has accelerated rapidly over the past decade, but it appears that current and near future growth will prove even more prolific. Chinese shipyards for 10 years have continued to dent the market share numbers of major shipbuilders in Japan.
Freeport Shipbuilding & Marine Repair, Freeport, Fla., is constructing a 110-foot steel-hulled yacht designed by the late John Brever of Florida, with interior by Dallasbased CD A. The vessel will be christened Alpha Centauri when delivered to Star of Texas, Inc.
Maritime communications is an estimated $1 billion industry, encompassing ship operators, merchant fleets, governments and private yacht owners. There is arguably no more quickly evolving technical sector in the maritime market than the satellite communications niche.
A review of some notable conversions of inland/offshore vessels featured during 1985. HARVEY TROJAN Avondale-Harvey The Harvey Quick Repair Division of Avondale Shipyards in Harvey, La., during 1985 completed an extensive overhaul and re-engining of
Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., Atlanta, Ga., recently received orders for satellite ground equipment from Digital Communications Corporation (DCC), a M/A-COM company. The order calls for products to be used in satellite shore stations being constructed
Furuno U.S.A., Inc. of South San Francisco, Calif., recently announced the introduction of several new products. One is a new digitized daylight bright radar, FR-8030D, that packs a lot of performance features and a full 12-inch diagonal CRT into a cabinet only 13.