Congress, in late October, appropriated $900 million to fund a new fast sealift program. When added to the $375 million remaining from last year, a total of $1.3 billion is now available for initiating a major ship construction effort. High priority has
During last year's drought crisis, the AWO won high praise from the Secretary of Transportation for its efforts to help the barge and towing industry. "I want to officially commend the American Waterways Operators for an outstanding job in helping
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,
It was little more than a year ago that Boyd E. (Butch) King. CEO. took the reigns at VT Halter Marine, a designer and builder of small to medium-sized ships with a varied and rich history. After 15 months on the job, Maritime Reporter caught up with Mr.
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
There is an old adage about one party sneezing and the other catching pneumonia as a result. This is the routine reaction of ports to new ship designs. A recent example was the introduction of "beyond Panamax container ships" in the Pacific trade by American President Lines.
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The Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded a two-year $7.7-million contract to Trailer Marine Transport Corp. (TMT), of Jacksonville, Fla., for the transportation of military supplies to the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The contract
The Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans, La., recently announced t h e i r new o f f i c e r s f or 1980. Elected by the board of directors are: president, Frank A. Courtenay of Courtenay, Forstall & Grace, admiralty attorneys; vice president, William V.
Since the worst-case scenario became a reality with September's terrorist attacks in the U.S.. organizations of all kinds have been forced to re-evaluate how security applies to their operations. While the nation's focus has been primarily on the aviation industry,
State of Oregon and Port of Portland officials joined with area business people at the edge of the Willamette River recently to witness official ceremonies noting the beginning of construction on the $46-million renovation of Port of Portland's Terminal 2.