Modernization of shipbuilding helps supply less expensive and better ships, stabilize ocean freight and achieve smoother distribution of goods all over the world. Therefore modernization of the industry contributes to the steady growth of world economy. Among various aspects of modernization, the enhancement of employees' morale and preparation of favourable environment for them are particularly stressed. Steps for modernization so far taken by the Japanese shipbuilding industry are described, followed by a forecast of the development of various aspects of technology to be achieved by Japanese shipbuilders in the first half of the seventies. As a shipyard layout and hull construction method are closely related with automation and mechanization, prevailing concept of large shipyards in Japan are examined, and on that basis a suggestion is made with regard to a concept of shipyards in the eighties.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Royal Society Discussion Meeting.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited

    5-1 Marunouchi, 2-chome, Chiyoda-Ku
    Tokyo 100,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Takezawa, I
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1973 12:00AM