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
At the recent annual board of directors meeting of Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation, the following company officers were reelected: John L. Roper 2nd, chairman of the board; John L. Roper 3rd, president and chief executive officer; E.
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.
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
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,
Mideast War Underlines The Vital Need To Increase Domestic Oil Production In The U.S. The war in the Mideast has once again underlined oil's pivotal role in the maintenance of a healthy world economy. We depend on oil for much more than land and air transportation.
Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, a major U.S. aerospace company, and Rendel, Palmer and Tritton, a 140-year-old British consulting and design engineering partnership, have entered into an arrangement whereby their combined expertise in ocean engineering
Spectria, a leading technology consulting firm, has developed a prototype of a new, knowledge-management-based information portal called SmartShips, for Modern Maritime, Inc., a professional services company for the marine industry. Upon full implementation,
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.
Paolo A. Gamboni, chairman and chief executive officer of Worthington Pump Inc., has been selected to receive the highest honor Italy awards to businessmen for contributions to economic development, industrial advancement and social improvement of Italy.