Shipbuilding Industry Gets Assistance
Advertise Here
Trending Topics:
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Ship Equipment
Ship Maintenance
Ship Systems
Worldwide Metric
Freeman Marine
Neptune Group

Home Page
About MarineTalk
Buyer's Guide
World InfoDesk
Discussion Forums
Advisory Board
Advertising Information
Submit Company Listing
Edit Company Listing
Site Map
MarineTalk Site Search:
Featured Companies

Global Maritime Inc.
Global Maritime is a marine, offshore and engineering consultancy company. Our professional staff of engineers & Master mariners offer specialist maritime expertise to oil and gas, legal, shipping, insurance and ports and harbors clients worldwide.
    USA Texas

Commissioners of Irish Lights
Irish Lights are the statutory authority that provides general Aids to Navigation around the Irish Coast.

The Marine Society
THE MARINE SOCIETY is the world's oldest seafarers' charity. It is dedicated to enhancing the well being of all who go to sea professionally; encourages those who may be interested in pursuing a career at sea; and helps those who have served at sea.
    United Kingdom

MCU-Coatings is a global leading manufacturer of moisture cured urethane marine, protective and industrial coatings. MCU-Coatings have proven to outperform 2 component epoxy coating and polyurethane paint in many ways.

Shipbuilding Industry Gets Assistance


The Japanese Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ministry will map out by the end of this fiscal year a set of plans to enhance the international competitiveness of Japan's shipbuilding industry, according to ministry officials. The plans are expected to include digitization of shipbuilding techniques, which would then be compiled into manuals to make it easier for younger and inexperienced workers to reproduce the craftsmanship of seasoned workers.

Japan's shipbuilding industry -- the world's largest ship supplier in terms of volume -- is known for using highly professional techniques to manufacture complicated ship structures. However, these techniques are solely dependent on workers' intuition and experience. At present, there is a shortage of young apprentices to learn these techniques, and recently there has been an increase in cases of poor craftsmanship, the ministry officials said. To create systematic manuals, the ministry will translate various shipbuilding processes into numerical terms to find out the most suitable temperatures, time duration and frequencies in heating, cooling and changing steel products' shapes, etc. The ministry has decided to help the shipbuilding industry because its No. 1 status in the global market is increasingly being threatened by South Korean shipbuilders, and is also facing a sizable challenge from rapidly developing Chinese enterprises, they said.

Japan had an average global market share of 39 percent -- the largest -- in terms of output volume between 1997 and 2001, followed closely by South Korea at 34 percent, according to the ministry.

The Japan Times, August 17, 2002  

You may also like:
Trending Technology, World Shipping & Maritime News

Latest Marine News and Technology Articles | Maritime 2015 Buyer's Guide


E-mail:  Contact Us

Copyright 1998 - 2015 MarineTalk
Division of Link Internet Business Solutions
All rights reserved.

The reproduction, retrieval, copying or transmission of this Web site content,
in whole or in part, is not permitted without the express permission of
MarineTalk .