In 1985, the depressed state of the barge and towing industry further emphasized the longstanding need to secure a reasoned and stable regulatory environment for domestic marine transportation. This elusive goal took on greater importance as the
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
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,
The MGNV-232E is the latest addition to Twin Disc's highly competitive, MGN Series of marine transmissions for use in high performance applications. This transmission is well suited for large pleasure craft, crewboats and patrol boats requiring
Robert E. O'Brien, president and chief executive o f f i c e r of Moore McCormack Lines, Incorporated, has announced that Vincent Fiorenza, assistant vice president- cost and subsidy, will be assuming additional responsibilities for directing the purchasing and inventory departments.
Moves by Canada to offer tax incentives to Hong Kong and other shipowners have been welcomed even though the colony is establishing its own independent maritime registry. The Canadian plan, which was outlined recently in Vancouver, British Columbia,
With the development of the new software product Smart Radical Innovation, Greek marine IT specialist SES has underlined its long-term commitment to the ship management software and services sector. Smart is a multi-user technical, purchasing and
Flakt AB, Marine Division of Gothenburg, Sweden, has published a new 20-page color brochure on the company and its facilities and capabilities as a leader in the field of air treatment and climate control. Entitled "A chain can be no stronger than its weakest link,
Todd Shipyards Corporation has reported improved sales and earnings f o r the first quarter ended June 29, 1980. Todd currently has a backlog of $1.5 billion, and a good earnings trend is expected to continue, the company reported. At its Annual Shareholders Meeting,
*Editor's Note: In the spring of this year, a Symposium on the CALS Initiative was sponsored by the U.S. Maritime Resource Center at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point. This article gives a brief explanation of the subject and what its impact may be on industry.