Chemical Tanker Demand Subject Of MarAd Study

The Maritime Administration has awarded a $226,000 contract to International Maritime Associates, Inc. (IMA), a Washington, D.C. management consulting and planning firm, to study future demand for product and chemical tankers. Participating with IMA in the project are Chem Systems, Hydronautics, and Avondale Shipyards. The objective is to project demand for product and chemical tankers, develop conceptual ship designs, and i d e n t i f y actions needed to maximize U.S. shipbuilders' penetration in the future market.

This study will be performed in two phases, with the first phase scheduled for completion in early July 1979 and the second phase in December 1979.

IMA recently completed a study of the ship repair market, working with U.S. Lines and Bethlehem Steel's Key Highway Yard.

This study, also performed for the Maritime Administration, projected the size and nature of the ship repair market through the next decade. The report entitled "A Ship Repair Market Assessment" is available through the MarAd Office of Commercial Development.

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