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THE BARGE AND TOWING INDUSTRY: A LEGISLATIVE REVIEW

The 99th Congress was sworn into office in 1985 with perhaps its primary challenge to control the spiralling federal deficit. Members of the House of Representatives and Senate, both Democrats and Republicans, and the President, expressed their

 

A W O Acclaimed For Quick, Decisive Action To Combat Drought Effects

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

MariTel Launches New Marine Telephone Service With Vessel Location

The owner of a small inland tug company has no choice but to come in to the office every Saturday morning to update his fleet and load locations for his customers; he can't reliably update his crew with change orders as the tugs frequently travel in rural areas with no cell phone coverage.

Development of Security Legislation and Regulation Affecting Passenger Vessels

Following the attacks of September 11. the Congress and various federal agencies quickly realized that vessels and maritime facilities are vulnerable to largescale acts of terrorism. By their very nature, ports are exposed, accessible and busy and

Tidewater Adds 11 Boats To Domestic Fleet

Tidewater Inc., New Orleans, La., announced recently that its marine division, Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., added ten crewboats and one supply vessel to its domestic fleet. All of the vessels will be based on the U.S. West Coast. "By acquiring high quality,

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

VL Logistics Opens New Corporate Headquarters

VL Logistics, Inc. of Ocean Springs, Miss., recently opened its new corporate office with a ribboncutting ceremony performed by Ocean Springs' Mayor, the Honorable Chester McPherson and VL president Margaret Vallor. VL Logistics offers logistic

Effectively Assessing Your Risks

One of the greatest challenges facing a lender in the maritime industry is appropriate assessment of risk. In this exciting, varied and vibrant industry, a lender's effective risk assessment requires a thorough understanding of the vagaries that characterize the industry.

APL Names Hubbard Senior VP Operations

William B. Hubbard, former Sea-Land Service, Inc., executive, has been appointed to the newly created position of senior v i c e p r e s i d e n t - o p e r a t i o n s for American President Lines. Announcement of the appointment was made by D.

Security is Synonymous With Safety

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,

 
 
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