The Barge And Towing Industry — A Legislative Review — Dena L. Wilson, Director— Legislative Affairs Congress left Washington, D.C. for the first part of its summer recess after passing omnibus water resources legislation, H.R. 3678, on June 29, by a vote of 259-33.
October 17-20—Boston, Massachusetts Fish Expo '84, projected to have more than 450 companies exhibiting their equipment and products and some 10,000 commerical fishing industry buyers attending, will be held October 17-20 in Boston's Hynes Veterans Auditorium.
Over 550 companies will have exhibits at Fish Expo from October 26-29, 1983, at The Seattle Center in Seattle, Wash. This will make for the largest Fish Expo ever, topping the 535 companies that exhibited when the show was last in Seattle in 1981.
This year's 54th Annual Convention of The Propeller Club of the United States, and the concurrent 1980 American Merchant Marine Conference, will take place on October 8-10. The host Propeller Club Ports for the event will be Seattle and Tacoma,
Recently, the Board of Directors of the Marine Machinery Association met with a select group of U.S. Navy officials to discuss incidents of poor quality in parts and services being supplied to the Navy as a result of awards to less than qualified suppliers.
The John W. McGrath Corporation has announced the appointment of Joseph F. McGoldrick as board chairman and chief executive officer. The office of chairman of the New York-based stevedores and terminal operators has been vacant since the death of John W.
P r e s i d e n t R e a g a n has announced his intention to nominate John Gaughan as Administrator of the Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration. Mr. Gaughan is currently Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs for DOT.
The annual membership meeting of Western Shipbuilding Association (WSA) was held recently in San Francisco, Calif. Rear Adm. James K. Nunneley, USN, Deputy Commander for Industrial and Facility Management, Naval Sea S y s t e m s Command, Washington, D.
Richard W. Fetzner, president of Sun Transport, Inc., has been named president of its parent, Sun Trading & Marine Transport, Inc. (S.T.M.T.), succeeding the late Fred E. Buchanan. S.T.M.T., an operating unit of Sun Company, located at 200 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, Pa.
The Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has approved the request by Farrell Lines Incorporated (Farrell) to enter into a sale and leaseback agreement for two containerships being built with the aid of con- struction-differential