With plans to expand its workforce by about 100 employees and build a fleet of 12 ships for a major domestic cruise line, Chesapeake Shipbuilding seems to be setting sail for significant growth. The company, which builds and designs commercial ships, has been based in Salisbury since the shipyard’s founding in 1980. Originally founded by the late Charles A. Robertson, who went on to later found Chesapeake Shipbuilding’s frequent collaborator, American Cruise Lines, the company is now helmed by President Steven McGee, who is working to make the shipbuilding operation more efficient.
This Salisbury company is making waves in the cruise ship industry
April 8, 2022