EAST AND WEST GERMANY UNIFY WITHOUT SUBSIDIES

In 1989, West Germany continued to hold its position as one of the world's foremost shipbuilding nations. West German shipyards are, however, still in a precarious position even after a five-year period of rationalization, and are not in a position to give major financial help to their East German counterparts. This article looks at how their position is threatened by German reunification and the loss of subsidies. Following the introductory discussion, facilities, activities and this potential impact of reunification are examined for the major individual yards: Lloyd Werft, Bremer Vulkan, Meyer Werft, HDW, Schichau Seebeckwerft, and Blohm + Voss.

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  • Accession Number: 00661139
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM