Contracts Bring Work to Mobile Yards

Thursday, October 05, 2006
According to reports, two Mobile, Ala., shipyards have landed new contracts, one to retrofit a container vessel to ship vehicles to Hawaii, and the other to build an aluminum work boat for the U.S. Navy. Atlantic Marine Alabama LLC recently signed a $17 million contract with Matson Navigation Co. Inc. to retrofit an automobile container ship. Silver Ships Inc. in Theodore has an $882,773 contract to build a 58-foot aluminum ship for Naval Systems Sea Command. For Matson, Atlantic Marine will modify a carrier capable of carrying 2,800 20-foot containers to include a large RoRo, shipping component. Source: Press Register

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