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The Tugboat, Towboat and Barge Industry

This year. The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, celebrates its 60th anniversary. AWO members, representing the inland, coastal and harbor sectors of the industry, recently

 

Secure Marine Transportation... Priceless?

In the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), signed into law on November 25, 2002, Congress directed the U.S. Coast Guard to. among other things, establish a vessel security plan requirement for appropriate vessels operating in United States waters.

AIS: T h e Future is N ow

The IMO deadline for fitting new ships with Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) is less than one year away. After July 1, 2002, all newbuilds over 300 grt must be equipped with an approved AIS transponder system. Leica Geosystems, one of the pioneering companies in AIS technology,

ASNE DAY '86 'Naval Engineering Challenges

M a y 1-2, W a s h i n g t o n , D.C. ASNE Day 1986, the 98th annual national convention of the American Society of Naval Engineers, will be held May 1-2 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., and will feature technical sessions, exhibits,

Todd Awarded $10-Million In Contracts By Australia For Technology Transfer

Todd Shipyards Corporation has announced it has been awarded two contracts by the Australian government, with initial value of more than $10 million, for technology transfer and procurement support involving guided missile frigate construction at the Australian Naval Dockyard in Melbourne.

Port Briefs NATIONAL SCENE

Who's on first? Which U.S. port handled the most tonnage in 1990? Well, if you said New Orleans, Los Angeles, or New York/New Jersey, you're wrong. According to preliminary data recently released by the Port of South Louisiana, the port handled 189.

$33-Million Ore Handling Facility Dedicated At Port Of Toledo

The TORCO Dock, the Port of Toledo's (Ohio) new $33-million iron ore transfer and ground storage facility, was officially dedicated into service recently as the port's e x c l u s i v e transshipment center f o r taconite ore pellets. The new ore handling facility,

AIS: Getting it Right from the Start

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology has received its fair share of critics up to present, mainly due to poor made installations and lack of training. The problems are currently taking the focus from the positive side where is has

Ship Financing Reforms Announced By Secretary Of Transportation Dole

Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth H. Dole has announced a series of reforms and improved criteria for Federal guarantees of private sector financing to construct, reconstruct, or rehabilitate vessels in U.S. shipyards. A new rule details amendments

AAPA's 1986 Annual Convention Set For Miami

The American Association of Port Authorities will hold its 75th Annual Convention September 28- October 2 at the Omni International Hotel in Miami. Founded in 1912 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AAPA represents public seaport agencies throughout the Western Hemisphere,

 
 
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