Figure 2-1 U.S. Commercial Shipbuilding Orderbook History as of June 2001 (Thousands of gross tons)

Figure 2-1
U.S. Commercial Shipbuilding Orderbook History as of June 2001
(Thousands of gross tons)

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Figure 2-1 U.S. Commercial Shipbuilding Orderbook History as of June 2001 (Thousands of gross tons).  If you are a user with disability and cannot view this image, use the table version.  If you need further assistance, call 800-853-1351.

*2001 Data as of June 1, 2001.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Shipyard Activity Reports, 1975-2001.

  • U.S. ranks 8th in world merchant shipbuilding orderbook in terms of coverage.
  • U.S. ranked 8th in world merchant shipbuilding in 1975.
  • The increase in U.S. shipbuilding activity since the low point in the 1980s was due to such occurrences as the increase in orders for offshore supply vessels, replacement of aging vessels, and the federal assistance programs.