• Short Summary

    Japan took the biggest share of the world's ship-building boom in 1956 when the nation's shipyards commenced, completed and launched more ships than any other nation - outstripping, for the first time the long time leader, Great Britain.

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    Japan took the biggest share of the world's ship-building boom in 1956 when the nation's shipyards commenced, completed and launched more ships than any other nation - outstripping, for the first time the long time leader, Great Britain.

    Success bred success and now, still rising on the crest of their boom, they are accepting and meeting orders from all parts of the world.

    Here, briefly in statistics, is the story of their mounting production since 1954: At the year ending March '55 they were contracted to export a total of 52 vessels - to the value of 126 1/2 million dollars. In the following few months they increased production to meet a new demand for 150 ships - ordered worth 539 million dollars.

    The total of ships under construction or on order at the end of 1956, by the nation's 24-hours-a-day shipyards, amounted to 280........
    Today, at Uraga dockyard we can see examples of the type of work the Japanese are undertaking; a 13,000 ton tanker in the final stages of completion, an 8,800 cargo vessel for Canada.

    At Yokohama, the Japanese find time to launch a sleek 11,600 tons cargo ship for one of their own companies. Gaily coloured papers balls and streamers burst from her prow as the "Gloria Maru" glides down the slipway --- and doves (a favourite Japanese gesture, these days) are released at the same time.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6JYWT0YVZX0AN448ZNSQM017K
    Media URN:
    VLVA6JYWT0YVZX0AN448ZNSQM017K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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