YARD CAPACITY--IS IT ENOUGH TO MEET FUTURE NEEDS?

The conference "Tankers--the Challenge of the 1980s," sponsored by Lloyd's Shipping Economist, was held in London in late 1988. This is the first part of a two-part feature presenting a speech delivered at that conference by the author, in his role as a senior shipping economist of Chase Manhattan Bank. It recapitulates the history of the world shipbuilding industry from the 1960s through 1988. It notes that the three factors to be considered in estimating the future volume of ships that can be produced worldwide are the availability of physical facilities, the number of employees, and the productivity of labor. This first part concludes with a discussion of the first of these factors, the shipbuilding facilities that remain. It finds that many yards are broadly utilizing the same facilities as they did years ago, but with much reduced workforces. For Part 2 of the speech, see AN 8643.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Stopford, M
  • Publication Date: 1988-12-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 2 p.
  • Serial:
    • Fairplay
    • Volume: 308
    • Issue Number: 5488
    • Publisher: Lloyd's Register-Fairplay
    • ISSN: 0307-0220

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00656446
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM