MARAD Releases Report of U.S. Shipbuilding

The Maritime Administration has released its updated Report on Survey of U.S. Shipbuilding and Repair Facilities ? 2003. The expanded report contains facility information on over 250 U.S. shipyards, including many small and medium sized yards.

The survey is required by law primarily for use in determining whether an adequate shipbuilding and repair industrial base exists for use in a national emergency. Moreover, it provides basic information concerning shipyard capabilities, which would be of interest to prospective shipowners/operators. In addition, the Report provides information on current and future shipbuilding activity, as well as industry capital investments.

The Report on Survey of U.S. Shipbuilding and Repair Facilities ? 2003 is available for download on MARAD's web site by clicking on http://www.marad.dot.gov/NMREC/images/2003Survey.pdf .

A copy of the report on CD Rom may be obtained from MARAD's Office of Congressional and Public Affairs, room 7219 (telephone: 202-366-5807), 400 Seventh St., SW, Washington, DC 20590, or by e-mail from pao.marad@dot.gov.