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*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.