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Ship Production Committee

The Ship Production Committee consists of nine panels dedicated to reducing the costs of shipbuilding, overhaul, modernization, and repair while developing new ideas, techniques, and equipment in the shipbuilding industry and processes.

The founding NSRP began as an R&D program in 1971 under the guidance of MARAD (U.S. Maritime Administration). The Program’s initial goal was to respond to the direction given to the Secretary of Commerce in the Merchant Marine Act of 1970 [Section 212(c)] to collaborate with shipbuilders in developing plans for the economic construction of vessels. To provide industry management and technical input, MARAD selected the SNAME T&R Ship Production Committee to carry out these responsibilities. Since its inception, the NSRP’s goal has remained the same: to reduce production costs and to accelerate delivery schedules through improved shipbuilding methods.

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If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the Committee Chair

Committee Members