SHIPYARDS: Riding the wave of change

  • 2008-10-29
  • By Adam Mullett
VILNIUS - Since 1991, the Lithuanian shipbuilding industry has gone from strength to strength, but has also moved away from its traditional line of work. Recently, however, staffing has become just as much a problem in restricting what shipyards produce as market demand.There are two major companies in Lithuania that build vessels. Western Ship Yard (WSY) builds ships, while Baltija Shipbuilding Yard (BSY) has changed its production to building floating platforms and superstructures.The ship building industry in Klaipeda has a tradition stretching back about 400 years. During the Soviet...
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