Shipbuilding is a very old tradition, yet is growing and changing with the times. Today's ship makers use a variety of new and old technology to build, repair and restore all types of vessels. Wooden shipbuilders are reviving the old ways by carving intricate details by hand, while some commercial ship builders are turning to robots for the welding of ship parts.
The speed and efficiency of ships continues to improve. Cargo ship builders are using the latest technology to reduce the industry's reliance on oil. Key trends constantly change and evolve, so you want to have a variety of places to go to for information.
1. Look for companies that stay at the cutting edge of the industry in terms of energy sources to power ships or technology to improve efficiency.
2. Join a shipbuilder association to network and gain information.
3. Sign up for newsletter, RSS feeds or other shipbuilding information to stay current.
Learn more about the alternative energy sources commercial ship builders are usingWind was once the only energy available to propel ships, and technology is coming full circle by making use of the wind in more efficient ways. Manufacturers are also exploring solar energy as an energy source for ships. Nuclear power, once reserved for military shipbuilding, is now drawing the attention of commercial ship builders.
Network and gain information through a shipbuilder associationBecoming part of a large association of ship builders helps you network and learn more about shipbuilders news and trends.
Subscribe to the latest shipbuilding newsStay in the know with regular updates on the aspects of shipbuilding that most interest you.
- Shipbuilding is a global business, but it still pays to get local. Look for small local associations to keep you up to date on what is happening at your nearest shipyards.
- Imagine shipbuilders putting together a city that circles the globe. A shipbuilding operation called Freedom Ship plans to do just that. Plans include a shopping mall, school and medical research facilities.