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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

 

$1.3 BILLION AVAILABLE TO INITIATE SEALIFT SHIP CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

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

Change In Personnel Licensing Regulations For Commercial Ships Sought By U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard is attempting to simplify and improve the licensing regulations for all commercial vessel personnel. The proposed amendments in CGD81-059 offer a license structure with career patterns for persons serving on all waters and on all kinds of vessels,

U n i r o y a l D e l t a Fender Systems P r o t e c t Pier A n d Ships A t N O R S H I P CO

By retrofitting its largest pier with a dual-mounted fender system, NORSHIPCO, Norfolk, Va„ can easily work on ship sides more than 1,200 feet long without damaging or marking either the ship or the pier. The marine tendering system, called Delta, designed by Uniroyal, Inc.

American Club Elects Officers And Admits Central Gulf Lines

A.B. Kurz, chairman of the American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, commonly known as the American Club, announced at the recent annual meeting that Central Gulf Lines had joined the organization. The addition of

ReeferShip Ltd. Formed

LauritzenCool, Eastwind Transport and Armada Shipping announced the formation of ReeferShip Ltd.. a new marketing company that will identify, pursue, and develop business for refrigerated ships controlled by Eco Shipping, Arctic Reefers, and Armada Shipping.

Seaworthy And Bethlehem Steel Offer An Innovative 1,500-TEU Class Convertible Container Carrier

Seaworthy Systems, Inc., of Essex, Connecticut, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Sparrows Point Yard have announced an innovative vessel design intended for Jones Act trade routes. The vessel's capacity is based on the carriage of 774 forty-foot

Lykes Elects Brennan Exec. Vice President

Robert J. Brennan of New Orleans, La., has been elected executive vice president of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., it was announced by chairman Joseph T. Lykes Jr. Mr. Brennan is also a member of the Lykes board of directors. As executive vice president,

 
 
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