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
Despite the less-than-stellar performance by the cruise industry during the last part of 2001, the industry more than had its fair share of newsmaking events — aside from the September 1 1 terrorist attacks — which ultimately exposed the fraility of this leisure sector.
Existing international and national regulations do not specifically address shipbreaking, widely regarded as one of the world's most hazardous occupations. Some sites where shipbreaking takes place are referred to as 'time bombs' as they hold potentially
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.
The international World Fishing Exhibition, scheduled for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, from August 31 to September 7, 1977, has already succeeded in attracting more than 100 exhibitors from 16 nations. The exhibition marks the first North American venue for this binennial trade show,
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.
Kocks Crane and Marine Company of Pittsburgh announces the merger of its parent company, Friedrich Kocks, with Peiner AG, a company of the Salzgitter group. Both companies have wellestablished reputations as producers of large cranes and material- handling
The cruise industry, slowed at the end of 1990 and the beginning of this year by the Persian Gulf War combined with a national recession, is showing signs of recovery. Some of the biggest operators out of Florida, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise and Norwegian Cruise,
James (Jay) A. Harkness was appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rigdon Marine. Harkness is responsible for the financial management of the company, including fiscal controls, insurance placement and claims management and financial reporting.
James J. Scott Jr. of Sea-Land Service, Inc. has been named executive director for the Port Authority of Jebel Ali, a new Mideast port due to become fully operational in the second quarter of 1979. Announcement of the appointment has been made