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
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
Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation (NORSHIPCO) recently announced major changes in its corporate structure. John L. Roper III has been elected chairman of the board of directors. Formerly president and chief executive officer, he will continue as CEO.
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
B r i t i s h Shipbuilders, London, and the Semi-Submerged Ship C o r p o r a t i o n (SSSCO), Solana Beach, Calif., have signed an agreement under which British Shipbuilders will be licensed to market and build high-speed semisubmersible vessels designed by SSSCO.
Two classes of ferry boats and two fully equipped terminals have been simulated by the Computer Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF) operated by MarineSafety International (MSI) at Kings Point, N.Y. These detailed computer models of vessel
James P. Horn, president and chief operating officer of Farrell Lines Incorporated, has announced three personnel appointments and promotions. James F. Breslin has been appointed vice - president - controller, succeeding Robert E. Schenk who is retiring.
Bulkfleet, Inc., the Texas-based marine company that introduced heavy fuel-burning deep-notched vessels to the United States, has consolidated its interests, including a first-class passenger cruise line, under the name Signet Corporation, J. Barry Snyder,
CDI Marine Company, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based supplier of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Design to private and naval shipyards has announced changes in its executive management structure. The regional management concept under which
The International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL) attended the meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on July 11 where the Board discussed a safety recommendation issued to the cruise industry in 1997. The Board thoroughly criticized